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.
Donation of the Week
MACC is in need of some hard-sided pet carriers of the type pictured here. We particularly need the sizes that will handle large cats, small dogs, and medium dogs (up to 50 lbs). If used, they need to be in very good condition and have all fasteners and doors. We cannot use soft-sided carriers or carriers with wheels.
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)
- Financial Donations
If you have questions about what kind of in-kind donations MACC accepts, please contact Danielle Joerger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Jul 25, 2016