Animal Control

Roseville animal control calls are primarily handled by Roseville Community Service Officers (CSOs). If a CSO is not on duty when a call for animal control assistance comes in, depending on the nature of the call, a Roseville Police Officer may be dispatched to respond.

Licenses

Dogs and cats in Roseville must be licensed. Pet licenses are not handled by animal control. Please call 651-792-7000 with questions about pet licensing. 



Domestic Animal Complaints

Call 911 to report critical calls such as animal bites, dangerous or aggressive animals, neglected animals (immediate threat of injury/death), or animals in custody (only vicious or seriously injured).

Call 651-767-0640 for animal noise complaints, animals at large (lost), found animals in custody (not vicious or seriously injured), or neglected animals (not immediate threat of injury/death).

Cats:
  • Roseville police officers or animal control officers are not authorized to impound lost or recovered cats except when a citizen is unable to transport the animal, or when an officer reasonable believes the cat represents a public safety risk, or when a cat requires quarantine due to a bite, or in other circumstances approved by the police chief or their designee (e.g., sick, injured, abandoned, or in imminent risk of becoming sick, injured or abandoned, such as orphaned kittens, cats stuck in sewers, etc.).
  • Owners wishing to surrender cats, or residents concerned about outdoor cats that are apparently healthy should seek out nongovernmental resources (e.g., Animal Humane Society (AHS)FelineRescue.org
  • Did you know? According to AHS, a stray cat who is healthy and friendly likely belongs to a neighbor. Cats have a far better chance of reuniting with their owner when they're left in the area in which they were found. Unfortunately, less than 5% stray cats are reclaimed by their owners.

Impounded Animals


Most animals impounded by the Roseville Police Department will be taken to St. Paul Animal Control (651-266-1100), 1285 Jessamine Av W in St. Paul, where they will be kept for up to five days at owner's expense.

Non-Domestic (Wild) Animal Complaints


Call 911 if the animal is an immediate threat to human safety.

Wildlife is a natural occurrence in Roseville. The Police Department does not respond to wildlife complaints unless the animal is an immediate threat to humans. For wildlife concerns or questions, please contact the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

To inquire about injured or orphaned wild animals, contact the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

Learn about coyotes and deterring behavior through coyote hazing. View a Coyote Clinic presentation.

More information about animal ordinances can be found in Chapter 501 of the City Code.

For additional questions about Roseville Animal Control services, please call 651-792-7264 or email Lead CSO Kirk Lindahl.