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AHS receives tax dollars from the government

TRUTH: We’re self-supporting. We don’t get entitlement funds from city, county, state or federal sources.

Animal Humane Society does contract with cities to provide impound housing in support of their animal control services. This could be confused with government funding, but in fact it is a fee that the city pays to Animal Humane Society for services provided to their city. In fact, only $57,000 of our total operating budget comes from such fees—that’s less than half of 1%!

Most of the funds necessary to operate our organization are raised through donations and bequests, adoption fees, merchandise sales in our adoption centers and special events such as the annual Walk for Animals and the annual Fall Wine Dinner.

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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