What happens if I come in to reclaim my impounded pet after the holding period has expired?
By law, we are required to hold all stray animals for a set amount of time, called their holding period before they become the City's property. Once the animal becomes the City's property, in order to get the animal back, you would have to apply to adopt said animal. You would have to go through the normal adoption process and it is subject to approval.

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1. What do I do if I want to surrender or relinquish my pet to the shelter?
2. What do I do if I have lost my pet?
3. What happens if I come in to reclaim my impounded pet after the holding period has expired?
4. What is the "holding period" of an impounded animal?
5. What happens to animals surrendered at the Hutchinson Animal Shelter?
6. How long do you keep animals at the shelter?
7. How many dogs are you allowed to have per household inside Hutchinson city limits?