Animal issue

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

What to do

Types of animal-related 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
  • If you suspect that an illegal activity, such as dog fighting, is in progress

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 recommendations above. For your safety and the safety of others, do not approach people about issues with their animals.

Contact us

Minneapolis 311


7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday