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Delectable dining to help animals in need

Animal Humane Society’s Fall Wine Dinner, a favorite among both animal lovers and foodies in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, is just weeks away.

Join us on Friday, November 2 at The Saint Paul Hotel for a dining experience you will long remember. Enjoy exceptional courses crafted by seven of the top chefs in the Twin Cities, expertly paired with fine wines from The Cellars Wines & Spirits, all while supporting the animals in our care.

So, what’s on the menu? Check out what the chefs are creating for this special evening. Tickets are now available and will sell out quickly so reserve your seats today. All proceeds from this event support the programs and services of Animal Humane Society.

The Great Minnesota Pet Together
Meet your match at this super pet adoption event

Thinking about getting a pet but still haven't found your perfect match?  Consider bringing the family to the Great Minnesota Pet Together at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this Saturday, October 6. More than 25 animal welfare and rescue organizations from around the state, including Animal Humane Society, will have adorable puppies, dogs, cats and kittens available for adoption at this one-day event sponsored by PetSmart Charities® and MnPAW.


Date: Saturday, October 6, 2012
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds International Bazaar – view a map of the Fairgrounds
Cost: Free admission and parking

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Sammy is Kindest Cut’s 10,000th patient!

Kindest Cut is celebrating a milestone – reaching 10,000 spay/neuter surgeries since beginning its low-cost mobile service last year! Sammy, a 9-month-old Yorkie mix pup, was the 10,000th pet to receive this important surgery from Kindest Cut.

In May 2011, AHS’s long time goal to provide low cost spay/neuter services to pets of people in need was achieved with the launch of Kindest Cut. Led by Dr. Meghann Kruck, the mobile spay/neuter service has already made great strides toward reducing the number of unwanted litters in our community.

Kindest Cut provides spay/neuter services to the pets of low or fixed-income individuals and families. Learn more at

HSUS President/CEO to read from new book at AHS

Animal Humane Society will host Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, on October 9 at 7 p.m. Pacelle will be introduced by AHS President and CEO Janelle Dixon. He will discuss and read from his book The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them, answer questions and sign copies of the book.

In The Bond, available in both hardcover and paperback, Pacelle explains what underlies our age-old connection with other creatures and challenges readers to help build a more humane society. The event will take place in the AHS auditorium in Golden Valley and is free and open to the public.

HSUS is a national animal protection organization based in Washington, D.C. While HSUS and AHS work toward a common goal – the humane treatment of animals – the two organizations are not affiliated and AHS does not receive funding from HSUS. AHS is pleased to host this event as a way to support the mission of HSUS.

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Congratulations to AHS Adoption Preparation volunteer Edith Shumaker who is featured in Mpls/StPaul Magazine’s 2012 Volunteer Hall of Fame!

Halloween can be enjoyable for us, but stressful and even dangerous for our pets. Click here for tips on making sure your pet is safe and happy during the festivities.

Earn your Girl Scout awards and badges at Animal Humane Society! AHS offers badge programs for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors.

Dog destroying your garden? Cat tearing up the couch? Call our free Behavior Helpline for assistance with all your pet behavior questions.