North Metro Animal Care and Control is the contracted Animal and Impound Services Provider for the City of Columbus, MN.

To request pick-up of a found animal, report a dog bite incident, or other issues concerning animals and public safety,  please contact Anoka County Central Communications at 763-427-1212 or dial 911.  On-Going issues concerning companion animals should be reported to City Officials at 651-464-3120.

  • The City of Columbus requires that all dogs over the age of 6 mos. of age to be vaccinated against rabies.  However, no license is required.   

  •  The City of Columbus requires all dogs to wear rabies tags, ID Tags, or be microchipped. 

  • The City of Columbus prohibits Dogs being at large. 

  • The City of Columbus Regulates Dangerous Dogs.

For complete Andover City Ordinances regarding animals click here  (See Chapter 4 Article VI)

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