The city of Chaska’s dog impound/kennel service is now provided by Countryside Veterinary Clinic.
The service started on June 1. The city has a five-day stray dog “hold policy” and after that has passed, Countryside will become the “legal owner,” according to a press release.
Owners of an impounded animal must pay all costs associated with it at the Chaska Police Department before it is released. If city offices are closed, Countryside has the option of releasing the animal after obtaining proper identification, contact information and payment of fees.
Impounded dogs without a microchip will be chipped by Countryside personnel before it is released to the owner, who will be responsible to pay for the service, the release stated.
“This is done to ensure faster animal owner contact/identification, possibly avoiding impoundment in the event the dog is found running-at-large,” the release stated.
Residents can call police administration at 952-448-4200 or the 24-hour police dispatch center at 952-361-1231 for questions.
Countryside is located at 13950 Highway 5, Norwood Young America. It is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday to Friday; and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday.