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September 3, 2013

Melrose Animal Clinic grand opening

Kindest Cut’s mobile spay/neuter service, led by private veterinarian Dr. Meghann Kruck, has already made great strides toward reducing the number of unwanted litters in our community by performing more than 17,000 surgeries. Building on that success, the Melrose Animal Clinic is now open at AHS’s Golden Valley location and will eventually perform an additional 10,000 surgeries each year.

“My staff and I are delighted to have a full size clinic where we can expand our ability to serve the pets of people in need,” says Dr. Meghann Kruck. “Our mobile clinic has served and will continue to serve us and the community well, but certainly has limitations in the number of patients we can serve per day. The new Melrose Animal Clinic has the capability for us to house and provide surgery for up to 120 additional patients a day.”

In addition to low cost spay and neuter services, the Melrose Animal Clinic will be partnering with University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine to provide additional services at low cost while training veterinarians in the world of shelter medicine. “Students will be given an opportunity to see and work alongside Kindest Cut staff so they have first-hand experience with our program and can further educate the public about us as they enter their careers as veterinarians,” says Dr. Kruck. “Students will also have an opportunity to learn new, more efficient ways of performing spay and neuter surgeries that will help them be more productive surgeons.”

Save the Date! Join us for an Open House to celebrate the opening of the Melrose Animal Clinic on Saturday, September 21 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 845 Meadow Lane N, Golden Valley. Take a tour of the new clinic, meet Dr. Meghann Kruck, and learn about the affordable veterinary services available for pets of low-income individuals. We hope to see you there!

Cat promotion begins September 9

In an effort to find homes for more of our felines, Animal Humane Society is launching a special cat promotion on September 9. Adopters will receive a 50% discount on the adoption fee for adult cats (1 year and older) and a 20% discount on kittens. The promotion will run through September 23 and is available at all five AHS locations.

Now Boarding launches new website

Earlier this month Now Boarding launched a new website that makes it easier to request services and make reservations online. Clients can now create an account that remembers details about their pets, streamlining the reservation process for returning guests to just a few simple clicks. The new site is optimized for both desktop and mobile devices, with lively photos and a vibrant design that showcases the staff and services that make Now Boarding so special. Check out the new look and all that Now Boarding has to offer you and your pets!

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 on Saturday, September 28. 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. Adoption fees and policies are set by each participating group. All animals will have received a medical check-up and age-appropriate vaccinations.

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds International Bazaar – view a map of the Fairgrounds
Cost: Free admission and parking

More Treats



Our Golden Valley location is running low on shredded paper - perhaps you can help? If you can donate some shredded paper to help keep the animals comfortable, please drop it off at the Incoming Animals entrance of our Golden Valley AHS location. No confetti shred please. Thank you!

There’s still time to register your kids for our Fall Unleashed Day Camps on October 17–18 or November 27. Both are great opportunities to keep your kids entertained all day with fun, educational activities designed especially for animal lovers!

Scratching Post


We not only train pets, we’ve got people training classes too! Check out the new series of monthly humane education seminars for adults, beginning with the first on September 9.