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Animal welfare partners

Animal Humane Society is supportive of a respectful and collaborative environment that encourages varying viewpoints and approaches to solving problems in animal welfare. Working cooperatively with many animal welfare groups, regardless of philosophy, we have set our sights on a future where every adoptable animal is given a life-long home.

If you are an animal agency interested in being an animal welfare partner with Animal Humane Society, please submit an application.

Local animal rescue organizations

Animal Humane Society works the most with the following organizations to ensure care and placement of animals not adoptable through its adoption centers. All are Minnesota organizations unless otherwise noted.

Companion animal organizations

Wildlife, exotic or other domestic animal organizations

Veterinary partners

Animal Humane Society is grateful to have the support of the following veterinary practices, who donate their services to help us care for special medical cases. Thank you for partnering with us to better serve the medical needs of the animals in our care.

Statewide initiatives and partners

Minnesota Alliance for Family and Animal Safety

The Minnesota Alliance for Family and Animal Safety is a diverse group of professionals and community members dedicated to working across organizations, communities and disciplines to bring an end to human-animal violence.

Minnesota Partnership for Animal Welfare

Animal Humane Society's vision is to compassionately and responsibly create a more humane world for animals. As a founding member of the Minnesota Partnership for Animal Welfare (MnPAW), we are proud to work together with nine other animal welfare groups across Minnesota to ensure a home for every healthy and treatable companion animal in the state.

Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition

Since 2005, Animal Humane Society’s Humane Investigations team has seen a 50% increase in cases affecting horses. In response, we initiated the Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition (MNHWC), a group of organizations, horse rescues, humane agents and individuals working to prevent horse neglect, abandonment and abuse.

National initiatives and partners

Pet Shelters Across America

Pet Shelters Across America is consortium of the leading animal welfare organizations in the United States. PSAA is an umbrella organization representing 35 animal shelters that raise funds for local shelters. All of the members are welfare organizations that are independent, stand-alone entities that do not report to national humane organizations or receive funding or management from any national groups. Visit

Shelter Animals Count

Shelter Animals Count is a new, collaborative initiative formed by a diverse group of stakeholders to create and share a national database of sheltered animal statistics, providing facts, and enabling insights that will save lives.