Latest News

Anoka County Prescription Drug Take Back Program

The Anoka Police Department is pleased to announce that they have partnered with the Anoka County Sheriff's Office in the Prescription Drug Take Back program.

The goal of the program is to provide a convenient drop off location for the public to dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs. This helps to address the vital public safety and health issue of prescription drug abuse by safely disposing of old prescriptions. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. 

Many veterinary drugs have abuse potential and we encourage our clients to dispose of their pet's unused or unwanted prescriptions via this free program. 

Unwanted prescription drugs will be accepted from non-commercial, residential users only. No syringes, needles, or other hazardous materials will be accepted. Participation in the program is free and anonymous. All prescriptions will be disposed of with "no questions asked". The drop box is located in the lobby of the Anoka Police Department at 275 Harris Street. It is available during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Click the link to access a full list of drop-off sites available to Anoka area residents.

For more information, click here

Return to news index

"Thank you guys so much for all your care over the years for our pets. They could not have been in better hands and we are so grateful."

– P.H.

"Your kindness and concern for animal welfare is appreciated."

– J.T.

"Words are not enough to express my appreciation for your compassion and the way you and your assistant handled such a very difficult time for me."

– C.F.

"We wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your kindness and tender care."

– L.S.

"Thanks for being the best listeners in the medical profession. You have all been so kind during my pet’s thyroid treatment."

– C.D.

"We wish to thank you for being a very important part of our lives. For with you we are able to care for our children as we do."

– E.B.

"We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for all your excellent care and the concern you gave to us. We will never forget your kindness."

– B.P.

"It’s wonderful to go to a pet clinic where the employees and vets care so much about the animals. You are all so patient and thorough in explanations and service. Thank you all for your love for our animals‚ it’s a blessing."

– T.R.

"I want to thank you for the care you gave to my little dog. I know that you did everything that you could do for her. I also want to thank you for the kindness and support that you gave me. You made a difficult time more bearable and I’m so grateful to you all."

– J.B.

"Thank you so much for all your help. We truly appreciate you, your caring attitude and your willingness to allow us to nurse her at home."

– D.T.

"Thanks for the encouragement, patience and expertise that made our dogs operation a success. Your cheerful attitudes and special treatment of our dog make our trips to Anoka worthwhile."

– J.S.

"I really appreciate the quality of care you give and the feeling that you truly care what happens to the animals."

– D.C.

"Thank you all for the wonderful care you have given our animals. We treat them as our kids and know that you do also."

– K.H.

"The Rum River Veterinary Clinic is a special place‚ because you DO take the time to care."

– J.H.

"Thank you to you and your staff for your excellent loving and patient care. You are sincerely appreciated."

– T.H.