North Metro Animal Care and Control


1662 164th Lane NW - Andover, MN 55304

763-434-7332 ext.1

   North Metro Animal Care and Control provides animal control and impound services by contract to several communities in Anoka County, Chisago County, Sherburne County, Kanabec County and the City of Princeton in Mille Lacs County.   If you have found a stray animal or need assistance with animal issues, please contact your local law enforcement dispatch by calling the number listed below.  A Police Officer, Deputy, or Animal Control Officer will be dispatched to assist you. 

In Anoka County Call 763-427-1212 or dial 911

In Chisago County Call 651-257-4100 or dial 911

In Kanabec County Call 320-679-8400 or dial 911

In Sherburne County Call 763-765-3500 or dial 911

In the City of Princeton Call  320-983-8257 or dial 911

       We respond to concerns about domestic animals:  We assist local law enforcement and municipal staff with animal related ordinance violations;  provide humane capture and impound of stray and dangerous dogs;  assist with animal bite cases and help to resolve animal issues through compliance agreements or recommending citations when necessary.  All impounded animals are brought to our Andover facility. 

      Our Officers use a community-friendly approach with an emphasis on education and finding solutions that help make dogs and cats good neighbors.  When enforcement action is necessary, we will partner with local law enforcement and municipal staff to provide solutions that protect animals and the public safety. 

      We do not remove wild animals (living or deceased) from your property. Most cities and townships in our service areas recommend the use of licensed professional pest control companies for removal of problem wildlife.  Local law enforcement responds to public safety incidents involving injured or dangerous wildlife.  They will request our assistance as needed. 

        North Metro Animal Care and Control operates an Impound Facility.  We are not an open access animal shelter.  We do not accept surrenders of unwanted animals.   If you need to surrender a pet, contact the Animal Humane Societyor your nearest local animal shelter for assistance.    If you determine that surrendering a pet is necessary, we 

recommend that you plan ahead.  There is a significant waiting list to surrender animals.  

To Report A Lost Pet 




North Metro Animal Care & Control is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization