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contact your local animal care and control

It’s been said that the focus of humane societies is to ‘protect animals from humans’ and the focus of Animal Care and Control is to ‘protect humans from animals’. Animal Control typically deals with domestic animals and wildlife.

In recent years, however, many Animal Control departments have changed, philosophically. They not only deal with issues such as dog barking, strays, animals off leash, animal theft, dangerous animals and pet licensing but, being on the frontlines, they have also witnessed how irresponsible human behavior (some breeders; some pet owners) has contributed to animal behavior.

Many Animal Control departments provide comfort and compassion to animals and are trying, with severely limited budgets, to do what they can to serve both the public and animals — and to address animal cruelty or neglect issues. For most counties and cities, animal care and control expenses far exceed local budgets.

If you see or suspect animal abuse or neglect, contact your sheriff or police. Then, also, contact animal control. Some cities and counties coordinate efforts between departments.

 

Animal Control departments

To find your local Animal Care and Control department, contact your local police department or county sheriff's office or trying googling key words: Animal control, Minnesota, your city.

Below are a few Animal Control department contacts. 

• Anoka
Animal Control
763-421-6632 (police)

• Bloomington
Animal Control
952-563-4942
http://www.ci.bloomington.mn.us/cityhall/dept/police/specops/animal/animal.htm

• Burnsville
Animal Control
952-894-3647

• Chaska
Animal Control
952-894-9065
(contract with 4 Paws)

• Duluth
Animal Shelter and Control
218-723-3259

• Eagan
Animal Control
651-675-5700
http://www.cityofeagan.com/live/page.asp?menu=3908

• Eden Prairie
Animal Control
952-949-6200
http://www.edenprairie.org/vcurrent/live/article.asp?r=1301

• Farmington
Animal Control
952-894-9065
(contract with 4 Paws)

• Inver Grove Heights
Animal Control (police)
651-450-2525
http://www.ci.inver-grove-heights.mn.us/index.asp?NID=155

• Lakeville
Animal Control
952-985-2880

• Marshall
Animal Pound 
507-537-7666 (police)

• Mendota Heights
Animal Control
952-894-9065
(contract with 4 Paws)

• Minneapolis
Animal Care and Control
612-348-4250

• Monticello
Animal Control
763-295-3808

• New Ulm
Animal Control
507-233-6750 (police)

• Otter Lake
Animal Care Center
651-426-8871
http://www.whitebearanimalhospital.com/Otter%20Lake/OLACC.htm

• Prior Lake
Animal Control
952-894-9065
(contract with 4 Paws)

• Robbinsdale
Animal Control
763-531-1220 (police)
http://www.ci.robbinsdale.mn.us/police_Animal%20Control.htm

• Roseville
Animal Control
651-767-0640 (police)
http://www.ci.roseville.mn.us/index.asp?NID=492

• Savage
Animal Control
952-894-9065
(contract with 4 Paws)

• Shakopee
Animal Control
952-894-9065
(contract with 4 Paws)

• St. Cloud
Animal Control
320-255-7214 (police)

• St. Paul
Animal Control
651-266-1100

 

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