Coming together for animals
MnPAW adoption event August 22
Animal Humane Society is committed to working with animal welfare organizations in the state of Minnesota to help more homeless and neglected animals and reduce euthanasia.
Recently, we co-founded the Minnesota Partnership for Animal Welfare (MnPAW) coalition. The coalition includes 10 different animal welfare organizations working together to ensure a home for every healthy and treatable companion animal in the state of Minnesota. MnPAW believes that by joining forces to use its ideas, expertise and resources in a coordinated way it can make a greater impact on reducing euthanasia of adoptable animals.
The coalition will focus initially on canines and felines. This is where some of the largest concerns are seen, especially in feline population issues. The goal of the coalition is to reduce the use of euthanasia as a means of population control.
MnPAW is focused on reducing the numbers of animals coming into shelters, animal control and rescues. In addition, it hopes to increase the share of animals that are being adopted from animal control, shelters and rescues as compared to other sources. To achieve this, initiatives will focus on spay/neuter, adoption partnerships, education and advocacy.
MnPAW was founded with the intention of serving Minnesota animals and people long into the future. Its long-term goal is to form a separate 501(c) 3 with a governing board. The coalition does not anticipate this happening until it has a full understanding of the fundamentals of the newly formed coalition. Additional members will be added to the coalition as things progress.
Celebrate the coalition coming together by joining us at its first of many adoption events. Be at our Golden Valley facility from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 22 to adopt an animal from one of the many animal welfare organizations that make up MnPAW.
For more information and to learn of the 10 organizations that currently make up MnPAW, please visit the coalition’s website at www.mnpaw.org.
Microchip saves lost dog
Animal Humane Society recorded 13,830 lost pet reports in 2008. Those family pets went missing for a variety of different reasons, but the stark reality is that only 2,516 were reported found. But that doesn’t have to be the end of your story should your pet ever get lost or stolen.
Ensure your lost pet has a better chance of being returned home by getting it microchipped. Stop by one of our low-cost Microchip and Nail Trim clinics held each month at our five facilities. Review clinic times to get the clinic nearest you on your calendar.
Read how a microchip returned chocolate Lab Kasey home when her owner was out of town…
Fuzzy Kitten Report
June is national adopt a cat month. To help celebrate, Animal Humane Society's Deb Balzer teams together with our feline field reporters to provide you some cat trivia and fun facts in our Fuzzy Kitten Report. These video clips will be released every weekday for the month of June and are a great way to add a smile to your day. Be sure to tune into our special Friday editions to see how easy it is to help a cat in need. Watch now!
Residents near Buffalo and Woodbury: Unleashed summer camp still available
Unleash the inner veterinarian, the wildlife advocate and the animal-loving imagination in your kids by registering them for Unleashed, Animal Humane Society’s animal-themed summer day camp for kids grades 3-12. Campers spend a week immersed in animal-related learning activities, animal interactions, visits from special guests and adventurous “research trips” into the field. Space is still available at our Buffalo and Woodbury facilities. Register your child today!
Spring a little too wild?
For more than 30 years, Animal Humane Society has been assisting the Upper Midwest in the care of orphaned and injured wildlife. We take special care with animals like Baby Buck, an orphaned fawn recently brought in after losing its mother. Buck’s story is just one example of how we provide rescue assistance to the public and wildlife veterinary care in-house at our Golden Valley facility. For information on what to do when you come across injured or orphaned wildlife, please review our online Wildlife Rescue Library.
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Stray Dog Arts giving back
Help us celebrate thousands of rescued animals by becoming a part of the upcoming Stray Dog Arts exhibition "Animals of AHS." Commission a portrait of the pets who have changed your life and 20% will be donated back to help the animals of Animal Humane Society. You’ll be helping the lives of many more animals in need. Learn more…