The Bemidji Police Department updates the lists of current animals found within the city limits on the Bemidji Police Department Facebook page.   All dogs and cats that reside within the City of Bemidji are required to be licensed annually.  Read more...
Animals in Motor Vehicles
Within the State of Minnesota, leaving a dog inside a parked vehicle is not a crime until the conditions in the vehicle present a health hazard to the animal.  If outside conditions warrant, please contact 911 when a violation is occurring.  Animal Control will be dispatched to take digital infrared temperature readings inside the vehicle. If the owner cannot be contacted, and conditions warrant, the animal will be removed and transported to the shelter.  Depending on the circumstances, a citation or complaint may be issued against the animal owner.  

Minnesota Statute 346.57:  Dogs and Cats in Motor Vehicles