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Animal Control

The Police Department staff includes Community Service Officers responsible for control of domestic animals and pets. A city ordinance forbids allowing dogs, cats or other domestic animals to run at large beyond the land limits of the owner. This means that pets must be leashed and under your control when off of your property. Also, owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pet.

Complaints - Domestic Animals
Call (651) 439-9381 to register a complaint with the animal control officer.

Complaints - Non-Domestic Animals
Wildlife are a natural occurrence and the Woodbury Police Department responds if the animal is an immediate threat to safety.  If you need assistance with wildlife removal please visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for more information or contact a local wildlife removal service.  

Licenses
Licenses are required in Woodbury for all dogs six months and older. Sometimes dogs wander or become lost. The license tag helps animal control officers locate the owner. Visit the dog license page for more information.

Lost Pets
If an owner cannot be identified or located, the Woodbury Police Department will transport the lost pet to the Humane Society for Companion Animals at 9785 Hudson Road. For contact information and hours of service, visit their website at animalhumanesociety.org.

More information about animal ordinances can be found in Chapter 5 of the City Code.

For additional information or if you have any questions, please contact the Police Department at (651) 714-3600 or police@woodburymn.gov.