101 4th Street SE
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)
Law Enforcement response
Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Dial 911 For Emergencies
Narcotics Tip Line
(This is a voicemail only line to leave tips or information)
Animal Control Officers (ACO's) play a vital role for people and animals within our community. Their job encompasses public safety, enforcement of animal ordinances, animal care and rescue, nuisance abatement, and community outreach. The main office/shelter is located at 2150 Campus Drive SE, Rochester, MN, 55904.
The shelter is open to the public by appointment six days of the week:
Monday through Friday by appointment only.
Saturday by appointment only.
Animal Control Officers are staffed 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. six days a week. If a priority incident occurs after hours, an Animal Control Officer may be called in.
Animal Control Officers are dispatched through the Communications Division which can be reached by dialing 507-328-6800 for non-emergencies or 911 for emergencies.
Call 911 for the following animal concerns:
- Vicious animals, animals chasing/attacking people
- Animal/vehicle collisions
- Animal Fighting
- Intentional Abuse of Animals
Call the non-emergency number for Animal Control 507-328-6960 and press 2 for the following animal concerns:
- Stray dogs
- Barking dogs
- Animals in distress
- Animal bites and scratches that break the skin
- Removal of dead animal carcasses