Animal Control

The City of Albert Lea Animal Shelter is operated by the Freeborn County Humane Society through an agreement with the City of Albert Lea.  The Albert Lea Animal Shelter is located at 101 James Ave. inside Frank Hall Park.  Click HERE for a map/directions.

Hours of operation are:  Tues, Thurs, and Fri 1pm-5pm and Saturday 10am-2pm

Dog and Cat Licensing

Dogs and Cats are required to be licensed in the city limits of Albert Lea.  Licenses are renewed every 2 years in March of an even year, e.g. 2008, 2010, 2012, etc.

Proof of vaccination, as well as proof of spaying or neutering is required for licensing. The cost of a two year license is $60 if the animal is not spayed/neutered and $10 if the animal is spayed/neutered.

A license may be purchased at the City Finance Department on the top floor of City Hall, 221 E. Clark Street. Click HERE for a map/directions.  Call 507-377-4300 for more information.

Resource Links

Minnesota animal statutes

City of Albert Lea’s animal ordinances

Freeborn County Humane Society

Camp Companion (Spay and Neuter Program)

Pet Finder

Minnesota state law (Chapter 156 of the Session Laws of 2005) requires that "a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees." For the City of Albert Lea, titles and salaries as of Jan. 1, 2015, are: City Manager, $118,037.40; Director of Public Safety $103,405.02; and Director of Public Works/City Engineer $100,342.42; Date of publication: Jan. 1, 2015.