Animal Humane Society’s Humane Investigations team is devoted to seeking justice for animals in Minnesota.
Our staff includes the only two full-time professional humane agents who cover the entire state of Minnesota, responding to complaints about the welfare of animals and assisting law enforcement with the investigation and the enforcement of animal welfare statutes.
Our agents receive thousands of calls for service each year, the majority of which involve lack of food, water and shelter. However, larger, more complex cases are conducted resulting in on-site investigations, animal seizure and prosecuting offenders.
Issues our humane agents investigate include:
In addition to investigations, our agents often conduct training presentations and workshops for the humane enforcement industry, academic institutions, and community associations across the state of Minnesota.
Contact Animal Humane Society Humane Investigations with your questions or concerns online or by calling (763) 489-2236. Complaints and the names of complainants are kept confidential. We must have proper evidence and/or witnesses to successfully build a case for seizure and/or prosecution.
Contact your local animal control or law enforcement agency for the following issues, which are not handled by our investigations team:
Our mission, vision, and values
Mission: To engage the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals.
Vision: To compassionately and responsibly create a more humane world for animals.
Values: Be good to animals. Partner with people. Lead responsibly with compassion.