Helping Hands Humane Society: The Helping Hands Humane Society, 2625 NW Rochester Road, serves as an advocate for animal welfare and provides sanctuary for animals in need of compassionate care and protection. Helping Hands also fosters the adoption of healthy animals into responsible homes, reunites lost animals with their owners and reduces overpopulation by promoting sterilization of animals. Watch for the Shelter’s upcoming move to a location in west-central Topeka. They can be reached at 785.233.7325.
There are several 24-hour or after-hours veterinary clinics in the Topeka/Shawnee County Area. Please consult your local telephone directory.
Licensing Your Pets
The Topeka Animal Control Unit is responsible for the issuance of dog and cat licenses. These licenses may be obtained at the Animal Control Office at the Law Enforcement Center, 320 S. Kansas Avenue, or at the City Express Services desk located at 620 SE Madison. This office is open to the public Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration forms also are available at the Helping Hands Humane Society and various veterinary clinics and may be mailed to the Animal Control Office. The annual license fee for a neutered dog or cat is $5.00. For an unneutered dog or cat the fee is $8.00.
Hill's Bark Park gives dogs an opportunity to run in a leash-free controlled environment. Hill's Bark Park is located in Gage Park in a former softball field surrounded by a six-foot fence near Gage Park's southeast corner. The city created the park in 1999 and has added trees, benches, a drinking fountain, a double-gated entrance and other amenities. The Bark Park is a popular place for pets of all sizes and their owners to visit, play and enjoy being outside. The Bark Park is part of the City of Topeka's Parks and Recreation Department.