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 Fighting

To report an animal fight in progress, call 911 immediately!

To report information about suspected animal fighting, call 311 immediately.

Sadly, there are cases of animal fighting in Minneapolis. MACC regularly impounds live and dead animals with signs of having been fought. Although dog fighting is more common, cock fighting is also a problem.

What MACC Does

MACC works with the Minneapolis Police Department and the City Attorney’s Office to investigate and prosecute cases of animal fighting and animal cruelty. MACC’s veterinarians assess and evaluate animals for indications that they have been used for fighting, including scars, open wounds, crudely cropped ears, and unusual aggression. Animal fighting is a felony and attending an animal fight as a spectator is a misdemeanor.

What You Can Do!

Animal fighting is very difficult to investigate and prosecute because it is an underground, mobile illegal activity. MACC needs the community to help identify potential animal fighters. You do not need to witness an actual fight to provide valuable information!

Please call 311 immediately if you see the following:


Last updated Jul 31, 2013