The resounding words of advice from both women: "Keep your pets on a leash!"
All too often, they have seen good dogs get into trouble. Off leash, roaming dogs are caught attacking cats or other dogs, and sometimes frightening people. They report that the majority of their calls are to address aggressive animals in the community.
Duluth does require pet licensing and rabies vaccination in both dogs and cats. In addition, it is always recommended to have animals wearing a collar with their owner's contact information on it as well as having a microchip registered with up-to-date information.
Carrie Lane has been the Lead Worker at Duluth Animal Control since 1998. At the start of her tenure she made it mandatory that all animals be spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Carrie led the way among animal control workers in Minnesota taking this dramatic step.
Since 2010, Duluth Animal Control has not had to euthanize any healthy animals. This is a feat accomplished by few communities across the country and speaks to the collaborative, forward thinking mindset of Duluth's Animal Control.
Thank you Duluth Animal Control officers for your dedication!