Animal Complaints

Animal nuisance ordinances are enforced within the City of North Branch.  All dogs over six months of age must be licensed.  Dogs are not allowed to run at large at any time and are not allowed off of the owner's premises unless properly leashed.  Dog owners are also required to clean up after their pets.  Frequent loud barking, howling, or yelping is prohibited.  Annual dog licenses cost $10 and may be obtained from the Police Department at City Hall.

To make a complaint regarding an animal or to report a lost or found pet, please call Chisago County dispatch at 651-257-4100.  If you reported a lost pet and it is found, please call Chisago County dispatch and let them know. 

Stray dogs and dogs found running at large will be impounded.  To locate a pet that has been picked up by animal control, please contact Chisago County Dispatch at 651-257-4100.  Cats will not be impounded by the North Branch Police Department or by animal control.  If you need assistance with a stray or loose cat, please contact your local humane society.

Sec. 6-1. Animals at large.

No animals shall be permitted to run at large within the city limits. All animals caught running at large shall be reported to the police who shall in turn notify animal control.

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