Regulatory Services

Minneapolis Animal Care
& Control

212 17th Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

911 for Emergencies (Animal Attacks)

Call 311 (non-emergency issues)

612-673-MACC (6222)
Fax: 612-673-6255

  • Samantha Holmes

    Animal Control Officers are essential personnel who serve the city of Minneapolis seven days a week. They're on call 24/7 for animal-related emergencies.

  • Dog and Cat

    Include your pets in your emergency preparedness plan. During times of uncertainty or disaster, it's important to have a plan for your pets if you're unable to care for them.

  • Ole Blue Eyes

    Only bring in or call about stray cats if they appear sick or injured. Lost cats are 18 times more likely to get home if you leave them where you find them. Only about 7% of cats brought into the shelter make it back to their owner.

  • Dog on Leash

    Always keep your dog on a leash to keep our community safe for people and pets. Loose dogs are more likely to get injured or stolen and bite a person or other animal.

  • Pet Supplies

    Donate to Minneapolis Animal Care and Control. Monetary and in-kind donations allow us to better serve the animals in our care.

  • Kitty in Cage

    Adopt a pet! We have an always-changing community of animals available for adoption at affordable prices. Adoptable animals are completely vaccinated, sterilized, microchipped, and ready to go home with you.

Public Shelter Hours Field Service Hours Shelter Closings Donations Emergency Planning

Due to COVID-19, the Animal Care & Control shelter is closed to the public.

Adoptions and other transactions are done Monday - Friday by appointment only. Call 311 or 612-673-6222 to schedule an appointment.


Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM  

The shelter will not be scheduling any appointments on: 

  • Thursday, November 26th
  • Friday, November 27th

If you have donations please just leave them at the front door and we will pick them up, no appointment needed.

Are your pets included in your emergency planning?

Click here for helpful tips on how to include your pets in your preparedness plan.




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Last updated Nov 18, 2020



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