Animal rescue

We partner with rescue groups to help animals in need of extra care.


Minneapolis Animal Care & Control (MACC) welcomes all animals.

Some animals come to us with an injury, illness or behavioral issue. When that happens, we place the animals with one of our approved rescue partners. These groups provide excellent care. 

When a rescue group determines the animal we place with them is healthy, they list it for adoption. These animals will not appear on MACC's list of adoptable pets.



Approved animal rescue groups

If you want to become an approved rescue partner

  • You must be a 501(c)3 organization.
  • You can email us and ask for an application. Put "Rescue Partner Application Request" in the subject line.
  • After you submit your application, we will take you through our screening process.
  • If you pass the screening, you will be added to our list of approved rescue partners.


If you want to contact an approved rescue partner

  • You can contact any of our rescue partners to learn about adoption or volunteer opportunities.

See list of approved rescue groups

Rescue dogs

These dogs are in need of rescue by an approved rescue partner.

See dogs ready for rescue


Rescue cats

These cats are need of rescue by an approved rescue partner.

See cats ready for rescue


Rescue small animals

These small animals are in need of rescue by an approved rescue partner.

See small animals ready for rescue

Guinea pig

Contact us

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control






Animal Care & Control
212 17th Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

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Shelter hours

Call to make an appointment for vaccines, foster pick-up/drop off, or another reason not listed here. Note that starting March 13, vaccine and microchip appointments will be temporarily suspended. 

Walk-in visits for adoption
Monday through Friday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. and second Saturday of each month 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Closed on the following Mondays: March 6, April 3, May 8, and June 5. 

Closed on City holidays

See list of City holidays

Field service hours

For non-emergency requests, please call 311 and an officer will respond in the order in which the call was received.

For emergency situations, please call 911.