I took action for Minnesota dogs and cats

I took action for Minnesota dogs and cats

Today I contacted my representatives to be a voice for those who can not speak. Will you join me and help put an end to inhumane breeding facilities in our state? 

Breeder regulation talking points

Please contact your state senator and state representative to ask for their support of S.F. 462/H.F. 702, the Dog and Cat Breeder Regulation Bill.

Take action for Minnesota dogs and cats

Speak Up for Dogs and Cats

The 2013 Minnesota legislative session began on January 8, and the Dog and Cat Breeder Regulation bill has been introduced. The bill numbers are S.F. 36 and H.F.

Thank you for lending your voice

Thank you

Thank you for lending your voice to animals. We'll keep you updated on our efforts to create a more humane Minnesota. In the meantime, you can help more animals by telling your friends and family to sign up for information and alerts.

Thank you for signing our puppy mill petition

Thank you

Thank you for lending your voice to animals. We'll keep you updated on our efforts to end inhumane commercial dog and cat breeding. You can also stay informed by visiting www.animalhumanesociety.org/puppymill.

Pets in protection orders

Pets in orders of protection

In May 2010, the voices of individuals concerned about the welfare of Minnesota companion animals were heard and helped legislators to amend the Minnesota’s Domestic Abuse Act.

Recent puppy mill case: 51 dogs rescued from rural Minn. Jan. 2010

51 terrier mixes rescued

In January 2010, Animal Humane Society was called in by authorities to assist in ceasing operations of a commercial breeding facility in a rural Minnesota county. The call to AHS came after authorities there responded to three different calls about the operation.

Animal welfare partners

Animal welfare partners

Animal Humane Society is supportive of a respectful and collaborative environment that encourages varying viewpoints and approaches to solving problems in animal welfare. Working cooperatively with many animal welfare groups, regardless of philosophy, we have set our sights on a future where every adoptable animal is given a life-long home.

If you are an animal agency interested in being an animal welfare partner with Animal Humane Society, please contact us online.

Local animal rescue organizations

Animal Humane Society works the most with the following organizations to ensure care and placement of animals not adoptable through its adoption centers. All Minnesota organizations unless otherwise noted.

Companion animal organizations

Wildlife, exotic or other domestic animal organizations

Veterinary partners

Animal Humane Society is grateful to have the support of the following veterinary practices, who donate their services to help us care for special medical cases. Thank you for partnering with us to better serve the medical needs of the animals in our care.

Statewide initiatives and partners

Minnesota Alliance for Family and Animal Safety

The Minnesota Alliance for Family and Animal Safety is a diverse group of professionals and community members dedicated to working across organizations, communities and disciplines to bring an end to human-animal violence.

Minnesota Partnership for Animal Welfare

Animal Humane Society's vision is to compassionately and responsibly create a more humane world for animals. As a founding member of the Minnesota Partnership for Animal Welfare (MnPAW), we are proud to work together with nine other animal welfare groups across Minnesota to ensure a home for every healthy and treatable companion animal in the state.

Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition

Since 2005, Animal Humane Society’s Humane Investigations team has seen a 50% increase in cases affecting horses. In response, we initiated the Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition (MNHWC), a group of organizations, horse rescues, humane agents and individuals working to prevent horse neglect, abandonment and abuse.

National initiatives and partners

National Federation of Humane Societies

National Federation of Humane Societies is a trade federation dedicated to representing and advocating for the interests of local animal welfare organizations, animal shelters, rescue groups and animal care and control agencies.

Pet Shelters Across America

Pet Shelters Across America is consortium of the leading animal welfare organizations in the United States. PSAA is an umbrella organization representing 35 animal shelters that raise funds for local shelters. All of the members are welfare organizations that are independent, stand-alone entities that do not report to national humane organizations or receive funding or management from any national groups. Visit petsacrossamerica.org.

Shelter Animals Count

Shelter Animals Count is a new, collaborative initiative formed by a diverse group of stakeholders to create and share a national database of sheltered animal statistics, providing facts, and enabling insights that will save lives.

Help create a more humane Minnesota

How you can help create a more humane Minnesota

Making a difference in the lives of animals is as simple as lending your voice to keeping all Minnesota companion animals healthy and safe. 

Sign up for action alerts to know when we're meeting with officials and how you can help us make a difference.

Animal Advocates

Animal Advocates

“Everyone together, creating one loud voice, really does make a difference.”
— Animal Advocates member

Animal Humane Society Animal Advocates is a network of people who care, a group committed to making a difference in the lives of animals in our communities.

Advocates play a critical role in AHS’s efforts, including contacting elected representatives to support legislation that will keep animals safe.

Lend your voice to the effort by joining Animal Advocates today. It’s simple to do using this online form. We’ll send you regular AHS Action Alerts so you’ll always have the latest news and information about issues that impact companion animals in the state of Minnesota. We’ll also let you know how you can advocate on behalf of the animals that need our help.

Thank you for helping the animals that depend on us to be their voice. 

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