Regulatory Services

Minneapolis Animal Care
& Control

212 17th Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

911 for Emergencies (Animal Attacks)

Call 311 (non-emergency issues)

612-673-MACC (6222)
Fax: 612-673-6255

  • Animal Control Officers serve Minneapolis from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. We're on call 24/7 for animal-related emergencies.
  • Minneapolis Animal Care & Control works with residents to create safe and healthy communities for people and animals.
  • MACC Website - ACO/kitten
    More than 4,000 animals come to the animal shelter every year. 91% of adoptable animals are reunited with their owner, adopted to a new home, or sent to a rescue group.
  • Maybe this old dog can learn new tricks.
    All dogs and cats in Minneapolis are required to be licensed. 99% of licensed pets that come to the animal shelter go home alive!
  • Hampsters
    Donate today. With your help, we can continue to improve and expand our programs for animals in our community.
  • Kitties need a home.
    Adopt a pet today. MACC is a full service shelter that helps thousands of pets find a new home each year. Bring home your new best friend.


Monday to Friday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday & City Holidays, Closed


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. 

Dog House group photo

Dog House Minnie Mouse  Dog House photos_McGruff  Dog House Froggie costume Dog House Mayor Hodges


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.

Success Story

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. 

The Full Story

Another adorable pup finds a great adoptive home...Here's Henry and his new owners


Henry adopted A279474

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!

Sula CGC March 2014


212 17th Avenue N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
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Last updated Oct 3, 2014