Adoption fees for animals at Minneapolis Animal Care and Control (MACC) will be reduced for non-residents in an effort to get more people to adopt pets, according to shelter officials.
The announcement was made on Wednesday afternoon.
Adoption fees for non-Minneapolis residents have been reduced to $100 for adult dogs and $25 for cats. Previously, these rates were $250 and $100, respectively. Also, puppies six months and under are $250 for non-residents and residents.
MACC officials added that adoption fees have been waived for Minneapolis residents since the beginning of the calendar year.
“We want to make sure that Minneapolis residents know that they can now adopt a cat or dog at our shelter without an adoption fee, and that we’ve lowered the fee for non-residents as well. done,” said Daniel Joerger, MACC’s animal shelter supervisor. “We need adoptions so we can help other animals who need us right now. With being so full and adoption fees down, we’re hoping people will find their new pets.
If you would like to adopt an animal, you can visit the shelter on Thursday, January 18th from 1-7pm and Friday, January 19th from 1-5pm. Because of limited space in the shelter lobby, Joerger says staff will text the names and phone numbers of people who will need to wait in a car until they can get a spot.