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Reporting animal cruelty

We need your help to keep the animals in our communities safe. Contact our Humane Investigations team if you are concerned about the welfare of an animal.

Common signs of animal cruelty and neglect:

  • Lack of grooming, for example overgrown nails or matted fur
  • Basic needs not met, such as lack of food, water, shelter and vet care
  • Bruises and scarring on skin or visible signs of poor health
  • Being kept in unsanitary conditions or extreme temperatures
  • Malnourished or dehydrated appearance where bones are visible through fur

To file a complaint:

The proper evidence and witnesses are required to successfully build a case for seizure and/or prosecution. Every effort is made to maintain confidentiality.

  1. Review what we investigate.
  2. Have the following available to provide to our investigator:
    • Name, exact address and contact information of the owner, if known.
    • Date(s) the complaint occurred
    • Brief but specific account of the facts and circumstances involved
    • Your name and daytime phone number—we may need to follow up with you to get more specific details.

Contact us during normal business hours or leave a message after hours:

Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Phone: (763) 489-2236
Online: send Humane Investigations a message with questions or concerns

Animal Humane Society locations


4375 Hwy. 55 S.E.
Buffalo, MN 55313
(763) 390-3647

Operating hours

Coon Rapids

1411 Main St. N.W.
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
(763) 862-4030

Operating hours

Golden Valley

845 Meadow Ln. N.
Golden Valley, MN 55422
(763) 522-4325

Operating hours

St. Paul

1115 Beulah Ln.
St. Paul, MN 55108
(651) 645-7387

Operating hours


9785 Hudson Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 730-6008

Operating hours

  • Administration
    (763) 522-4325
  • Animal Admissions
    (763) 412-4969
  • Pet Behavior Helpline
    (763) 489-2202
  • Boarding
    (763) 489-2222
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