City’s animal shelter restarts Saturday hours

June 7, 2024
A smiling dog

Starting June 8th, Minneapolis Animal Care and Control (MACC) will be open every Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

This expanded service is part of MACC’s ongoing effort to meet community members where they are at and be available for those wanting to adopt pets-in-need. MACC asks adopters to arrive no later than 2:15 p.m. on Saturdays to allow enough time to process the adoption prior to the shelter closing at 3:00 p.m.

“With additional support from the City of Minneapolis, MACC is able to staff our Saturday hours once again,” said Tony Schendel, Minneapolis Animal Care and Control Director. “MACC staff are eager to connect with potential pet adopters on Saturday hours and help people find their new furry family members.”

The Saturday hours are in addition to the shelter’s weekday hours, which are 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. On Thursday evenings, MACC is open until 7:30 p.m. MACC staff want to note with the Thursday hours that the last adoptions of the day will begin at 7 p.m. to make sure those wanting to adopt are aware of when to arrive with these extended hours.

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control works with residents to create safe and healthy communities for people and animals. Its staff includes two veterinarians, three veterinary technicians, seven animal care technicians, six administrative staff, thirteen animal control officers, and a management team who, among other things, rescue animals, enforce laws pertaining to animal welfare and investigate animal crimes. In addition to staff, volunteers spent more than 13,000 hours of their time working with animals at the shelter.

More information on adopting animals, volunteering and supporting Animal Care & Control is available on the City website.