Minneapolis Animal Care & Control Ordinance Changes Public Meetings

The City is hosting three community meetings to hear your ideas on changes to our animal ordinance October 21, 6:30-8:30pm at East Phillips Park 2399 17th Ave. S., October 22, 6:30-8:30pm at Farview Park 621 29th Ave. N., November 2, 6:30 – 8:30 at Fuller Park 4800 Grand Ave. S. Highlights of the proposed changes For Community: • Better defines the City’s role and expands protections to all animals, not just domestic or companion • Increases transparency and accountability through enhanced record keeping • Includes expanded definitions and clarifies the City’s scope of authority For Owners, Shelters and Rescue Organizations: • Simplifies application process and streamlines notification requirements • Introduces expected standards of care for all animal owners, shelters and partner rescue organizations • Adds specific protocols to be considered in case of euthanasia, including creation and use of a rescue partner registry The purpose of the changes are to ensure that our values and vision for being leaders in animal protection laws are mirrored in our code and respond to the changing world of animal welfare and the needs/demands of our community. We look forward to seeing you at one of these meetings and hearing what you think. For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact Caitlin Maxwell-Glenn at 612-673-3683 or caitlin.maxwell-glenn@minneapolismn.gov. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.