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Animal topics and experts

We have experts available for interviews on the following animal-related topics. To set up an interview, please contact our Public Relations department at press@animalhumanesociety.org or call (763) 432-4527.

Public Relations Department
Jeff Moravec, Director of Communications
Carrie Libera, Public Relations Associate

Topic                                           Name                                Title

Adoption     Cindy Johnson Director of Customer Service
Animal behavior and training Paula  Zukoff  Behavior & Training Manager
Animal cruelty laws  Keith Streff   Humane Agent
Animal hoarding Wade Hanson Humane Agent
Animal hoarding Keith Streff Humane Agent
Animals and medical research Janelle Dixon President/CEO
Bound for Home Janelle Dixon President/CEO
Breed specific bans   Janelle Dixon President/CEO
Boarding - Animal House at Golden Valley Mary Pitzen Animal House Manager
Circus animals/animals in entertainment Keith Streff Humane Agent
Cockfighting Keith Streff or Wade Hanson Humane Agents
Disaster assistance Cindy Johnson Director of Customer Service
Dogfighting Keith Streff or Wade Hanson Humane Agents
Domestic violence & animals Corrie Scheuller Outreach Director
Estate planning bequeths Melissa Peacock Donor Relations Officer
Exotic animals   Keith Streff or Wade Hanson Humane Agents
Feral cats Janelle Dixon President/CEO
Fundraising Katie Nelsen Chief Engagement Officer
Horse neglect     Wade Hanson or Keith Streff Humane Agent
Humane education    Holly Wetzel Humane Education Supervisor
Humane investigations  Keith Streff or Wade Hanson Humane Agents
Legislation   Janelle Dixon President/CEO
Now Boarding    Lisa Hinickle General Manager
Pet overpopulation Janelle Dixon President/CEO
Pit Bulls Paula  Zukoff  Behavior and Training Manager
Pit bulls Keith Streff or Wade Hanson Humane Agents
Public policy Janelle Dixon President/CEO
Puppy mill bill Janelle Dixon President/CEO
Shelter tours  Holly Wetzel Humane Education Supervisor
Spay and neuter Kathie Johnson Director of Animal Care
Statistics on euthanasia, health, adoption, and surrender Kathie Johnson Chief Operating Officer
Surrender by appointment Janelle Dixon President/CEO
Therapy dogs Corrie Schueller Ourteach Director
Unleashed summer camp Holly Wetzel Humane Education Supervisor
Volunteerism Lynne Bengtson Volunteer Services Manager
Wildlife rehabilitation and release Laura Nelson Schneck Wildlife Technician Lead
Working with rescues Kathie Johnson Director of Operations
Youth programs Holly Wetzel Humane Education Supervisor
Animal Humane Society locations


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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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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