Animal Control and its supporters lend paws and hands to help stray animals

On Sept. 29, City Council members, McGruff the Crime Dog, media celebrities and community leaders will spend some time in the dog house for a good cause. These animal lovers have agreed to ask their friends and colleagues to make a financial donation to the Animal Shelter and be kenneled at Minneapolis Animal Care & Control to raise awareness and money for the 4,000 animals that are cared for at the animal shelter each year. When each of the kenneled folks has raised $1,000, they’ll be considered “adopted” and released from the kennel.   

The community celebration also features dog agility demonstrations, building tours, food and children’s activities, including face-painting, balloon art and an inflatable jumping area. More than 20 businesses and organizations that partner with Animal Control will also have educational booths at the event.

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control will also be offering two eight-week-old Shih-Tzu miniature Poodle mix puppies and their mother for adoption at the event.

The free event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29 at Minneapolis Animal Care & Control, 212 17th Avenue North.

When animals are brought to the Minneapolis Animal Care & Control, they are not turned away. 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 26, 2012



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