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Animal Advocates

Animal Advocates

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

The 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.

Cruelty prevention resources

Cruelty prevention resources

Preventing animal cruelty is in all of our best interests. Studies have shown that cruelty to animals is a sign that other abuse is taking place in the home. Those same studies show that children who witness animal abuse are at a greater risk of becoming animal abusers themselves.

At Animal Humane Society, we’re committed to breaking this cycle through education and prevention.

Current Animal Welfare Laws

Current animal welfare laws

Federal law

Animal Welfare Act (AWA)

The Animal Welfare Act is a federal law that governs the transportation, sale and handling of certain animals. More specifically, it ensures that animals are provided with humane care and treatment during transportation, purchase, sale, housing, care, and handling by persons or organizations using them for research or exhibition purposes or as pets.

Reporting animal cruelty

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.

Humane investigations

Humane investigations

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.

Animal Humane Society locations

Buffalo

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

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Coon Rapids

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

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Golden Valley

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

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St. Paul

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

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Woodbury

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

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