SHELTER HOURS - OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE DESK IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Monday - Friday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
City Holidays, Closed
SERVICE HOURS - ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS IN THE FIELD
Monday, 2:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Strategic Adoption Initiative
Minneapolis Animal Care & Control is currently working to improve our policies related to adopting animals from the shelter. In September 2013, the Minneapolis City Council gave MACC the approval to adopt all animals to the general public. In our work to gather input and suggestions from our stakesholders and interested parties, staff have scheduled focus groups with the following groups:
- Minnesota Partnership for Animal Welfare
- Citizens for Minneapolis Animal Care
- Minneapolis Veterinary Clinic Staff
- Volunteers at MACC
- MACC-approved rescue group partners
- 311 staff (who field calls from the public on our behalf)
- Individuals who have adopted animals from MACC
- Individuals who have adopted pit bulls or Rottweilers from other rescue groups
- Donors to MACC
- Multiple animal permit holders
- Community members
- Staff at other animal shelters
MACC staff will continue to gather input from our community partners as we work to improve our adoption policies. If you would like to participate in one of these sessions, please reach out to Jeanette.Wiedemeier@minneapolismn.gov
I'm in the Dog House. The volunteers at MACC are raising money to build a new dog run next to the animal shelter. Currently, we have about 80 dog walker volunteers and only 1 outside exercise area for canines. We desperately need more room. Please consider making a donation to build the dog run. Donate now More information for businesses interested in supporting the event: Application
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.
Winslow originally came to MACC in 2012, and was later transferred from the animal shelter to our partner rescue group Save-a-Bull. Today, he's serving his community by teaching children dog safety! Way to go, Winslow!
212 17th Avenue N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
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Last updated Feb. 24, 2014