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.
Outside Exercise Area for the Dogs Coming Soon
For the past two years, we have been hard at work to raise funds to build two outdoor exercise runs for the dogs in our care. To date, no city property taxes have gone for this project; only donations from community members have been accepted!!
We are in the FINAL STAGES of this capitol campaign; the end is in sight. We have a small amount left to raise and our dream of more play space for the canines will come true. If you would like to donate to help build the new outdoor exercise area...
If you would like to be invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 20 at noon, please email Jeanette.Wiedemeier@minneapolismn.gov
Photos of our existing concrete outdoor dog exercise space...
After construction, the fence line will be extended out to the sidewalk, and two new areas will be constructed along the entire east side of our building. The flooring in the new area will be paw-friendly and will offer ease of cleaning and treatment of disease (as needed).
According to the IRS, gifts to a local government entity are tax deductible if they are 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)
- Financial Donations
NOTE: Due to ongoing safety and health concerns, please DO NOT donate dog treats from China.
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 give of their time by volunteering.
Last updated May 19, 2015