All Animal Humane Society locations are closed today, Sunday, April 20, for the Easter holiday.

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Spay/neuter services

At Animal Humane Society, we understand the importance of spaying and neutering pets. Every day, 70,000 puppies and kittens are born in the United States. More than 60% of them are unwanted and will be abandoned, often brought to a shelter or rescue organization. We believe animals in our community deserve better.

It is only with incredible spay/neuter efforts that we’ll reduce the dramatic number of animals that need homes. That's why we spay or neuter every dog, cat, and rabbit in our care before they are adopted.

In addition to reducing overpopulation, spaying or neutering your pet improves health and wellness and diminishes undesirable behaviors associated with females in heat and overactive male suitors.

Kindest Cut

Minnesota law makes it unlawful for the Animal Humane Society to practice veterinary medicine on animals not owned by our organization, so we've partnered with Kindest Cut to provide low cost, high quality spay/neuter services to animal rescue groups and pets of people in need.

Kindest Cut has performed more than 21,000 spay/neuter surgeries at Melrose Animal Clinic in Golden Valley and through a mobile surgical unit that travels throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.

For more information, contact Kindest Cut at 763-489-SPAY (7729).

Animal welfare organizations

If you do not qualify for subsidized spay/neuter surgery through Kindest Cut, contact veterinarians in your community to see if they offer discounts or reduced-fee specials. The animal welfare organizations listed below may also offer subsidized spay/neuter programs.

Camp Companion
Rochester, MN
(507) 951-7801

Cause for Paws
Minneapolis/St. Paul
(952) 259-1483

Feline Rescue
Minneapolis/St. Paul
(651) 642-5900

Friends of Animals
(800) 321-7387

Mission Animal Hospital
Minneapolis/St. Paul
(952) 938-1237

Minnesota Spay/Neuter Project
Minneapolis/St. Paul
(952) 996-9292

Northland Spay/Neuter
Duluth, MN
(218) 623-6342

Pet Haven Spay/Neuter Initiative
Minneapolis/St. Paul
(952) 831-3825

Pet Project of Minnesota
Minneapolis/St. Paul

Feral cat services

Kindest Cut allows feral cat caretakers and barn cat owners to utilize its service on a limited basis without meeting income or government assistance requirements. For more information, contact Kindest Cut at 763-489-SPAY (7729).

The following independently operated groups may also be of assistance regarding feral cats in your community. These groups are not affiliated with Animal Humane Society, and we have no authority over their policies, procedures or fee structures.

Minnesota Spay/Neuter Project
(952) 996-9292

Feline Rescue Outreach
(651) 642-5900

Northland Spay/Neuter
(218) 623-6342

Pet Project Rescue

Please note: The organizations listed on this page are independently operated and not affiliated with AHS. AHS cannot act as a clearinghouse for such organizations and has no authority over their respective policies, procedures or fee structures.

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) 489-2201

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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