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 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3 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!
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    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.


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


Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Friday, July 3 -- MACC will be open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 4 -- MACC is CLOSED in honor of the holiday

Thursday, July 9 -- MACC will be open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


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. 


Fireworks and Pets Do Not Mix

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control is asking pet owners to take special precautions this holiday week - and the weeks following - to prevent dogs and cats from escaping from home.  Many animals are incredibly excited during the Independence Day holiday festivities. People "oohhh" and "aawww" over the sight of beautiful firework displays, but for animals this is a frightening experience. Due to a dog's keen sense of hearing, fireworks sound much louder to them. Because of this, many dogs will run at the first fireworks bang. Dogs have been known to dig under fences, tear through screen doors and windows, and chew their way out of crates when they are afraid.

Because so many animals are startled and frightened by exploding fireworks, Minneapolis Animal Care & Control impounds a great number of pets during the first few weeks of July.

We recommend the following to keep your pets safe:

  • Keep your pets indoors as much as possible on the Fourth of July

  • Secure your dog in a harness and/or collar and leash when going outside

  • Drown out the noise of fireworks using music or television

  • Close windows and doors to lessen the sound

  • Some pets are soothed by the presence of their owners - keep calm, distract your pet by petting, giving food or treats, grooming, and other hands-on activities

  • For animals that find their own hiding places, let them be


MACC's NEW Outdoor Exercise Area - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, July 11 @ Noon

To learn more about our two new outdoor dog runs, go to MACC Dog Run 2015


MACC Dog Run Photos 1Dog Run Construction Bobcat 

Before Photo and on the First Day of Construction


Success Stories

Nibbler was adopted by Nick, and recently celebrated the feline's first birthday.  We're so glad the adoption was a great fit!  Congrats.

Nibbler 1 adopted catNibbler 2 adopted cat


Juniper was adopted by MACC Volunteer Jenny:  "I wanted to give you an update on our beloved Popeye, aka Jupiter! He is officially a member of our family now and is so wonderful I can't even begin to tell you. My family is so in love with him, he is magnificent. He is probably the most mellow easy going dog we have ever had the privilege of owning. Training is going excellent, and let me tell you he is a very socialized puppy - he goes everywhere with me! Popeye's fan club extends from my work at a group home (he puts in about 25 hrs a week) to my local feed mill where he gets treats from staff for being such a good boy, and recently at my son's baseball practices - he could be the mascot! We are so thankful to MACC...we are blessed to have such a wonderful dog."

Juniper Popeye Jenny Freeberg adopted puppy 2015

Cody (now named Watson) was adopted by former MACC Volunteer Carol and is now living the high life  with his new sibling Lorna (also a MACC alumni). Thanks Carol for bringing this lovely little guy into your home! 

Watson previously Cody A284794


Gerald the cat came to MACC with a serious abscess on his leg and who happened to be FIV positive. Our medical staff treated him and later Gerald was adopted to a wonderful family who knew they were taking on a special needs kitty. It took further treatment in his new home to completely clear up his leg, but thankfully he is now living the high life. Purrrr-fect!

Gerald FIV positive cat MACC


Graham (previously named 'Lil Grump) is now living the high life out in the real world.  The kitten (A278885) had a fractured femur, but was transferred to our rescue partner Pet Haven and is now doing really well.  Congrats Graham!!


Lil Grump? now ?Graham  A278885

Another adorable pup finds a great adoptive home...Here's Henry and his new owners


Henry adopted A279474

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


ASPCA grant logo

MACC is grateful to the ASPCA for a 2014 grant to purchase equipment associated with our Adoption Initiative.



212 17th Avenue N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
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Last updated Jul 1, 2015