Police Department

Animal Control

The City of Duluth Animal Control division is committed to the responsible care of animals. To assist in this effort we provide the following services:

Lost and Found Pets

If a lost or found pet is placed in our care, we will hold the animal for five days. If the animal is not claimed within that five-day period and is adoptable, it will be transferred to a local shelter and put up for adoption.

To check if your animal is in our care, please call:

Shelter: 218-723-3259

On-Duty Cell Phone: 218-390-2256

Domestic Animal Issues

Aggressive animals – Please call us to report a domestic animal attack.

Deceased domestic animal – If a domestic animal is found deceased on a city street, boulevard, or sidewalk, please call us and we will remove it from the area.

For all other animal inquiries:

For all reports concerning pests, such as rats, please call a local pest control agency.

For all calls concerning rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals, please call Wildwoods at 218-491-3161.

For all calls concerning deceased wild animals, please call Public Works and Utilities at 218-730-4050.