All five Animal Humane Society locations will be closed September 1 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Court orders and criminal records

Volunteering with a criminal record

Animal Humane Society does not accept volunteers with a criminal record in relation to sexual offense, violent crimes or animal neglect or cruelty within the last 15 years. Animal Humane Society requires all persons applying to volunteer to state any past criminal record and reserves the right to conduct a background check on any volunteer. If you qualify under these conditions, please apply here.

Volunteering under court order

Animal Humane Society does accept court-ordered volunteers. All court-ordered volunteers must be 18 years of age. We do not accept persons who have been convicted of the following crimes:

  • Felony level crimes
  • Crimes committed with a weapon
  • Illegal possession of a fire arm
  • Drug related offenses
  • History of sexual offenses
  • Predatory crimes
  • Theft
  • Possession/receiving/selling stolen property
  • Crimes of violence (including domestic assault)
  • Animal cruelty/neglect

Animal Humane Society also reserves the right to refuse any court-ordered volunteers for offenses not listed here. Persons interested in more details about our court-ordered volunteering program should contact the Community Programs Coordinator at 763-432-4894 for more information and complete guidelines of the program.