Animal Control to provide short-term kenneling for pets affected by tornado

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control officers went on call overnight after Sunday’s tornado to respond to all animal-related emergencies in homes that were damaged or destroyed.

Now Animal Control is now making its facilities available for residents of north Minneapolis impacted by the recent tornadoes to temporary kennel their pets for free for up to five days. Pet owners simply need to let animal control know where they will be living (either temporarily or permanently). Residents must license their pets being kenneled and let MACC know where the animal will be living after the five-day kenneling period (it doesn’t have to be the same address as the pet owner’s).

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control is located at 212 17th Ave. N. Residents who would like to drop off an animal can call 311 (612-673-3000) for more information. Animal Care is open to the public Monday through Friday from 2 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If residents need to drop off their animals outside of these hours, please call 311 so we can have staff available.

Published May 24, 2011