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A serious and potentially fatal problem are pets left unattended in motor vehicles, especially during extreme temperatures, whether hot or cold.  It is a violation of Minnesota State Statute to leave a dog or cat unattended in a vehicle in a manner that endangers the animal’s health or safety. An agent of the police or fire department may use reasonable force to enter the vehicle and remove the animal.

Police community service officers perform the animal control function in Maple Grove. If you require this service, please contact Hennepin County dispatch at 952-258-5321 and someone will respond to assist you.