Ways to Help the Animals
Minneapolis Animal Care & Control works with residents to create safe and healthy communities for people and animals. We know that our work is significantly positively impacted by caring and passionate people who want to lend a hand to animals in need.
Current Most-Needed Donation
Gently Used Comforters
Do you have any old comforters laying around in need of a new home? We are looking for clean and gently used comforters to use at the shelter right now. We use them as bedding in the kennels as well as for animals post-surgery to keep them warm and comfy. We cannot accept any comforters that are heated (electrical), weighted, or made of down. Comforters also need to be free of holes and rips, this is to ensure the safety of the animals that will be using them. All sizes are accepted, but twin and full preferred.
Please note that we cannot accept sheets, pillows, or mattress pads.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers gifts to a local government entity to be tax deductible if they are used solely for public purposes. All donations to the Animal Shelter must be used in one of two ways -- for Animal Care (dog biscuits, cat treats or toys, etc.) or Responsible Pet Ownership (dog bite prevention education for children, etc.). Therefore, donations to Minneapolis Animal Care & Control may be tax deductible on your federal income taxes. Please ask your tax attorney or financial advisor for further clarification.
Please click here for our Wish List for the animals.
In addition, MACC is always eager to receive the following items for our dogs and cats:
- Dog & Cat Treats (unopened and not expired)
- Dog & Cat Toys (the more durable the better!)
- Collars and Leashes
We are always in need of sat Scratchers! We specifically use Stretch & Scratch brand scratchers as they are designed to hang in our kennels and don't take up too much space. Scratchers are an important form of daily enrichment for our cats, but these scratchers are not reusable so are sent home with the cats when they are adopted. Here is a link to the site where they can be purchased, then choose to have them shipped directly to us at 212 17th Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411.
We are often in need of new dog and cat beds, as well as replacement parts for the beds! We use Kuranda beds in the shelter as they are durable and easy to clean. Click HERE to view our wish list on the Kuranda website.
If you have questions about what kind of in-kind donations MACC accepts, please contact Danielle Joerger at [email protected].
Volunteer Your Time
We encourage you to find ways to help the animals that meet your interests, time commitment, and ability. While some folks are able to donate financially, others can give their time by volunteering.
Last updated Nov 2, 2020