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AHS position on open admission and euthanasia

Animal Humane Society position on open admission and euthanasia

The Animal Humane Society believes in an open admission philosophy, which means we accept every animal regardless of health, age, breed or temperament. Open admission is essential to providing shelter and care to the thousands of animals that would otherwise have no safe refuge.

AHS positions on animal welfare

Positions on animal welfare

The following positions have been established by the staff and board of directors of Animal Humane Society.

Animals in entertainment and competition

Animals used for research, testing and education

Breed specific bans

Breeding of companion animals

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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