AHS is a private nonprofit organization that serves Minnesota and the Twin Cities metro area. We do not receive any city, county, state, or federal funding. Most of the funds necessary to operate our organization are raised through donations and bequests, special events such as the Walk for Animals, adoption fees, and merchandise sales in our adoption centers.
Animal Humane Society
In 2006, Animal Humane Society, Humane Society for Companion Animals, and Greater West Metro Humane Society merged into one organization and retained the name Animal Humane Society and the legal rights to all prior names.
Minnesota Charities Review Council’s Standards of Accountability state that at least 70% of an organization’s annual expenses must be directed toward program activity with no more than 30% for management, and general and fundraising expenses combined. In 2016, Animal Humane Society exceeded this standard by directing 74% of our expenses back into programming and services for animals and the community.