Animal issue

You can report animal-related issues to Animal Care & Control.

What to do

Types of animal issues you can report

  • Animal bites
  • Animal fighting
  • Dog barking
  • Stray animals
  • Animal neglect or abuse

What you'll need 

  • Address of the home or building location for
    • The animal, or
    • The incident involving an animal
  • A description of the incident

For a life-threatening emergency or illegal activity

Call 911 for

  • A life-threatening emergency
  • A suspected illegal activity in progress, such as dog fighting

For all other animal issues

Contact 311 for all other issues. We will send your complaint to an Animal Care & Control officer.


If you see an animal issue, follow the notes above. For your safety, do not approach people about issues with their animals.

Contact us

Minneapolis 311


7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday

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