Clear The Shelter dates set for pet adoptions

May 14, 2024

Beginning Thursday, May 16, Minneapolis Animal Care & Control (MACC) is hosting a Clear The Shelter event hoping that all adoptable animals in their care will find their forever homes.

Anyone wishing to adopt can visit the shelter at 212 17th Ave. N. from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 6 p.m. Friday. They will be partnered with a staff member or a volunteer “matchmaker” to help them find the right pet.

For Minneapolis residents there is no adoption fee, just a licensing fee of $15-30 for both dogs 7 months and older as well as cats. Puppies 6 months of age or younger are $250 regardless of residency. For nonresidents, the adoption fees are $25 for cats and $100 for dogs.

Those visiting Minneapolis Animal Care & Control will have the opportunity to meet adoptable animals like Kuavo, a dog that loves to play fetch in the park as much as he loves to snuggle on the couch.

Kuavo does not let being hearing impaired stop him being great at communicating. He has mastered sit and shake commands and is ready to learn more with his forever family by his side. Kuavo would be a great match for older kids who want a dog to play with every day.

City of Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has a personal experience with what it means to bring an animal from MACC home.

“When my family brought home our cat Ronda nearly a decade ago from MACC, our lives changed forever,” said Mayor Frey. “Our furry friends deserve a second chance at love and security – and MACC’s Clear the Shelter event helps make this happen. If you’re looking to add another family member to your home, this is a great opportunity to do so.”

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, four animal care technicians and 13 animal control officers who, among other things, rescue animals, enforce laws pertaining to animal welfare and investigate animal crimes.

In addition to staff, volunteers spent more than 7,000 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.