Animal Control
Description: The department enforces the City's regulations concerning animals -- including licensing, leash laws and stray animals. The department also operates the animal shelter, where stray pets are awaiting adoption.

Animal Control has wardens who minimize the risk of bites and rabies for residents by picking up stray animals. The department makes periodic patrols in neighborhoods that are prone to stray-animal and other violations of animal-control ordinances.

Wardens are also available for group presentations.
Phone: (612) 673-6222
Fax: (612) 673-6255
TTY: (612) 673-2157
Web Address:
Listed Services: Minneapolis Animal Shelter
Spaying or Neutering Your Pet
Barking or Dangerous Animals
Injured Wildlife or Wild Animal Bites
Animal Adoption
Animal Licenses
Lost or Found Animals
Off Leash Dog Parks & Permits
Licenses - Pets
Animal Complaint Form
Pets - Licenses and Information
Street Address: 212 17th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Mailing Address: 212 17th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411



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For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

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