Crime prevention pup, City Council members lend paws and hands for stray animals in Minneapolis

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control will “kennel” McGruff the Crime Dog and Minneapolis City Council members during its "In The Doghouse" event Saturday, Sept. 29 to raise money for the 4,000 animals that are cared for every year at the Minneapolis Animal Care & Control animal shelter. Minneapolis Animal Care & Control will also be adopting two eight-week-old Shih-Tzu miniature Poodle mix puppies and their mother at the event. The event takes place at the Minneapolis Animal Care & Control shelter - 212 17th Ave. N.  - and goes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

During the event, McGruff the Crime Dog and Minneapolis City Council members will be "kenneled" until they are able to raise $1,000 and then they will be “adopted.”

In addition to showcasing these folks in kennels, there will be lots of family-friendly activities during the event. Tours of the Animal Shelter will be available, as well as face painting, educational booths in the shelter parking lot and dog agility demonstrations.

When animals are brought to the Minneapolis Animal Care & Control, they are not turned away.  In fact, more than 4,000 animals are cared for annually by City staff, veterinarians and volunteers. Through City funds and donations, Minneapolis Animal Care & Control can continue to improve and expand its operations and programs for needy animals in our community.

Published Sep. 12, 2012