The City of Brooklyn Park enforces the “Dangerous Dog Statute.” All dog bites are dealt with in accordance with State statute 347.50. The statute allows a dog to be declared “Dangerous” after only one incident, such as an attack that results in substantial bodily harm.
Another commonly held belief is that a bite must occur for a dog to be declared “Dangerous.” The statute allows for a dog that behaves aggressively, and approaches a person in an “apparent attitude of attack,” to be declared “Dangerous” without ever having bitten anyone.
Section 92 of the Brooklyn Park city code regulates animal control. The code allows for one of two responses to an animal bite:
Animal may be euthanized and tested for rabies or
Animal may be quarantined for a period of ten days to observe the its behavior
Pets Under Police Security (PUPS) is a facility where lost pets are taken and cared for until picked up by their owners.
Reclaiming an animal
To reclaim an animal from the PUPS Facility, you must pay the fees at the City of Brooklyn Park (cash only):
Provide current proof of a rabies vaccination
Pay the impound and board fees
Purchase a city license before the animal can be released
Monday through Friday, 2 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.