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Pet emergencies

Emergency veterinary care

If your pet needs emergency veterinary care, contact your veterinarian or an Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Service (AEVS) clinic immediately.

If you believe your pet may have been poisoned or ingested something toxic, please call the Pet Poison Helpline at 800-213-6680.

Red Cross disaster assistance

We partner with the American Red Cross, Twin Cities chapter to provide temporary boarding for household pets whose families have been affected by single family fires or large-scale disasters.

Upon referral from the Red Cross, we provide housing and food for the pet for up to two weeks at no charge. Please contact the Red Cross at 612-871-7676 for more information.

Preparing for and preventing emergencies

You can ensure your pet's safey when emergency or disaster strikes.

If the resources listed on this page do not address your specific pet emergency, please call our Pet Helpline at 952-HELP-PET (952-435-7738).


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