Every year Animal Humane Society (AHS) cares for more than 23,000 companion animals in need and helps thousands more through programs for people and pets.
As the leading animal welfare organization in the Upper Midwest, AHS is transforming the way shelters care for animals and engage their communities. From innovative medical and behavior programs to investments in outreach and advocacy, we’re advancing animal welfare and creating a more humane world for animals everywhere.
Our five Twin Cities adoption centers are more than just a great place to find the perfect pet. Friendly animal experts at each location offer services and support for every stage of an animal’s life.
Animal Humane Society helps thousands of dogs, cats, and critters in need find loving homes each year — and no animal is ever turned away.
AHS takes in every animal surrendered to us regardless of its health, age, breed or behavior. This commitment to open admission guarantees shelter and care to thousands of animals that would otherwise have no safe refuge. We also take in animals from municipal shelters and other organizations that don’t have the resources to care for them.
Although many animals can be placed in our adoption programs as soon as they are vaccinated and sterilized, others require specialized care to overcome health and behavior issues. AHS provides extensive medical treatment, surgery, behavior modification, and foster care to those with special challenges, ensuring that even the most difficult-to-place animals have a chance at adoption.
As a result of these extraordinary efforts, more than 95 percent of the animals that came through our doors in FY16 were adopted or placed in the community.
Animal Humane Society offers programs to serve all stages of an animal’s life, including:
Animal Humane Society works with individuals and organizations across Minnesota to create a more humane world for animals. Those efforts include:
AHS is an independent nonprofit organization, not a branch of any national animal welfare organization or part of any government agency. Our work is funded solely by private donations, adoption and program fees, merchandise sales, and special events.
Help us make the world a more humane place for animals. Make a donation today!