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

  • Animal Control Officers serve Minneapolis from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. We're on call 24/7 for animal-related emergencies.
  • Minneapolis Animal Care & Control works with residents to create safe and healthy communities for people and animals.
  • MACC Website - ACO/kitten
    More than 4,000 animals come to the animal shelter every year. 91% of adoptable animals are reunited with their owner, adopted to a new home, or sent to a rescue group.
  • Maybe this old dog can learn new tricks.
    All dogs and cats in Minneapolis are required to be licensed. 99% of licensed pets that come to the animal shelter go home alive!
  • Hampsters
    Donate today. With your help, we can continue to improve and expand our programs for animals in our community.
  • Kitties need a home.
    Adopt a pet today. MACC is a full service shelter that helps thousands of pets find a new home each year. Bring home your new best friend.

SHELTER HOURS - OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE DESK IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Monday to Friday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday & City Holidays, Closed

SERVICE HOURS - ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS IN THE FIELD

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

National Animal Control Appreciation Week

The City of Minneapolis is celebrating Animal Control Week April 20 to 26 to honor the Animal Control Officers who bravely serve the pets and people of our community.  These individuals work from 7:30am to 11pm during the week, and until 5pm every weekend.  When there is an animal-related emergency in the city -- which happens weekly, if not daily -- staff respond at all hours of the night.  Please thank an officer for what they do to keep people and pets safe in Minneapolis! 

 

MACC is closed on Thursday, April 23 for an all-day staff training.

MACC is shifting our public shelter hours on Thursday, May 15.  We are open from 11:30am to 3:30pm

Our MISSION is to work with residents to create safe and healthy communities for people and animals.

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control (MACC) receives more than 16,000 field service calls each year. Annually, MACC responds to and investigates approximately 400 animal bite reports, declares 250 aggressive dogs, and ensures compliance of 250 dangerous dogs. In addition, MACC operates a state of the art animal shelter which annually takes in over 4,000 animals. More than 6,000 customers visit the shelter each year. MACC partners with 46 animal rescue groups to send more than 90% of all adoptable pets home. The public come to the animal shelter to retrieve a lost or quarantined animal, pay a citation, purchase a pet license, adopt a pet, turn in a stray animal, and/or register a dangerous animal.

Success Story

Earlier this year, Minneapolis Animal Care & Control  impounded a number of chickens from a Minneapolis resident suspected of cock fighting.  After a lengthy legal battle, the birds were released to Minneapolis Animal Care & Control. The birds are now in their permanent homes and doing well.  According to one new owner, "They are doing great already, and the kids love that when we sit on the ground, the babies climb into our laps!"

If you suspect any form of animal cruelty, please call 311.

Cock Fighting Bird photo CRR April 2014

Sula and her proud papa visited the staff MACC today.  Sula is a MACC alumni that was at the shelter 18 months ago and was fostered through our rescue partner ARLP.  She now has her Canine Good Citizen award and lives with two dogs, a cat and two humans.  We are super proud of your success, Sula!

Sula CGC March 2014

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212 17th Avenue N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
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Last updated Apr. 17, 2014