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Animal Control Officers respond to calls of service about neglected or lost animals. We work to protect stray, injured, abused, and unwanted animals. We also help the public deal with problems caused by nuisance animals. We provide a variety of services that help animals as well as people: Rescuing injured animals, controlling stray and potentially dangerous animals roaming at large, and bringing lost pets to our local pound where owners can be reunited with their pets. We also work with other local agencies such as the local police department, ND Game and Fish, Social Services, and many others to protect all members of the family, both two legged and four.

If you observe any animal you believe is not receiving proper care, neglected, or abused please contact an animal control officer with the Minot Police Department.
  • Animal control conducts investigations into allegations of abuse and neglect but are not always available for emergency response. If an animal is in need of immediate assistance after hours or you found a pet you wish to turn over to the pound, please contact the Minot Police Department (701)-852-0111.
  ACO Hours of operation:                        Humane live trapping hours:
  Mon-Fri  7:30am-1030pm
                          Mon-Fri  7:30am-1030pm   

Private Traps
Private traps will be picked up Monday through Wednesday between 8am and 4pm. Please contact the Animal Control Officer to set a time for your trap to be picked up.

City Traps
If you require use of a trap owned by the City of Minot, you can request one by contacting 701-857-9850 (ACO Roberts). The ACO will be in contact with you as soon as possible to set up a time to issue the trap to you. 

Procedures for trapping wildlife has changed.
Animal Control will pick up nuisance wildlife from City traps only:

Mon-Fri  7:30am-1030pm

Individuals trapping wildlife in private traps are responsible for relocating the animals. This is due to liability issues with operating a trap that officers are not trained to use and safety reasons as most private traps are spring loaded.  
City Pound location and hours of operation:
Minot Veterinary Clinic
3010 East Burdick Expressway
Minot, ND 58701
Mon-Fri 12:00pm-5:00pm
Sat 8am-12pm
Return to Owner Fees if your animal has been impounded:
A  $20.00 impound fee is required per animal for the return of lost pets to their owners.
(Please note this fee will increase by $10.00 each time for each additional occurrence your same pet is impounded)
An additional $15 per day boarding fee applies for each day the animal is housed after the first day it arrives. For any animal brought in by animal control under quarantine conditions this fee will be charged to the owner prior to release of the animal when and if a return is deemed appropriate.

Please note that animals cannot be released after hours of operation. If circumstances require an animal to be released under special needs please contact the Minot Police Department

Here are a few ways you can help your local Animal Control Division:
Responsible Care:
You can help prevent the suffering and death of millions of animals. Every spay/neuter prevents, on average, four unwanted births in each of the next three years. Almost everyone loves puppies and kittens, but some people lose interest when these animals grow up. As a result, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized annually or suffer as strays. Rarely surviving for more than a few years on their own, strays die painfully by starvation, disease, freezing, or being hit by cars. Please spay or neuter your pets and keep it current on all necessary vaccinations especially for rabies.

Provide for your pet's safety:
Keep a collar and ID tags on your pet at all times and ensure that your pet is supervised or safely confined when you're not at home. Microchipping substantially increases the likelihood of a pet returning home by offering secure, reliable, unique, and permanent identification. Each animal picked up is scanned at least two times during intake and arrival at the pound.

Sec. 7-37. 
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, own, or harbor within the city any dog six (6) months or older or any cat six (6) months or older without first obtaining a license for the dog or cat and complying with the provisions of this division.
(b) The license requirement under subsection (a) shall not be required for any government service dog; or any animal held temporarily at pet shops, veterinary clinics, or the Souris Valley Humane Society; or any animal not within the city for more than thirty (30) days within any twelve-month period.

Pet licenses can be given out by Pinkerton Animal Hospital, West Oaks Vet Clinic, and Minot Vet Clinic/the pound. You must show proof of vaccinations before a license will be given. 

City Ordinances Pertaining to Certain Animals

  1. Bobby Roberts

    Animal Control Officer

  2. Amy Evans

    Animal Control Officer

    Physical Address: 
    515 2nd Ave. SW 
    Minot, ND 58701

    Mailing Address: 
    PO Box 5006
    Minot, ND 58702

    Monday - Friday
    7:00 A.M. - 10:30 P.M