SHELTER HOURS - OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE DESK IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Monday to Friday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday & City Holidays, Closed
SERVICE HOURS - ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS IN THE FIELD
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
I'm in the Dog House Raised $19,000
Our annual fall fundraiser - I'm in the Dog House - raised just over $19,000 for the animals in our care. A special thank you to our title sponsor Pampered Pooch Playground for their gracious support of the event. Our staff and volunteers are grateful for the support of our "celebrities" who raised money to get out of the Dog House...Mayor Betsy Hodges, Council Member John Quincy, Council Member Jacob Frey, Council Member Blong Yang, Council Member Andrew Johnson, as well as our volunteers...Catie Maloney ($1,700), Donovann and Arianna Bower ($1,250), Kristin Heiberg ($625), Suzanne Jankowski ($550), Judy Hupp ($408), Erika Fronk, Robin Sook, Sandy Whelan, Kate Litaker, Lilly Carlon, LouAnn Wright, Sarah Gamble, and "Lucky" from Lucky Dog Pet Care.
We had a wonderful turn-out and cannot wait to start planning for next year's event.
Our MISSION is to work with residents to create safe and healthy communities for people and animals.
Minneapolis Animal Care & Control (MACC) receives more than 16,000 field service calls each year. Annually, MACC responds to and investigates approximately 400 animal bite reports, declares 250 aggressive dogs, and ensures compliance of 250 dangerous dogs. In addition, MACC operates a state of the art animal shelter which annually takes in over 4,000 animals. More than 6,000 customers visit the shelter each year. MACC partners with 46 animal rescue groups to send more than 90% of all adoptable pets home. The public come to the animal shelter to retrieve a lost or quarantined animal, pay a citation, purchase a pet license, adopt a pet, turn in a stray animal, and/or register a dangerous animal.
Minneapolis Man Pleads Guilty to Cockfighting Charges
A Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to cockfighting charges, months after launching a legal fight to win back more than a dozen chickens seized by Minneapolis Animal Care & Control.
Cheng Lor will serve nine days of community service and two years of probation under a plea deal with prosecutors for possessing fighting chickens. Police discovered the animals, several of which were dead, during a January 2014 search of his north Minneapolis home spurred by unrelated allegations that Lor had been dealing marijuana. One dead rooster was found with duct tape on its rounded leg spurs, which city animal control officials said is sometimes used to attach blades during cockfighting. The live roosters also had rounded spurs and scars on their heads.
Another adorable pup finds a great adoptive home...Here's Henry and his new owners
Sula and her proud papa visited the staff MACC today. Sula is a MACC alumni that was at the shelter 18 months ago and was fostered through our rescue partner ARLP. She now has her Canine Good Citizen award and lives with two dogs, a cat and two humans. We are super proud of your success, Sula!
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Minneapolis, MN 55411
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Last updated Oct 3, 2014