Animal transport program

Transport dogs

In addition to partnering with local rescues, Animal Humane Society works with organizations across the country to transport animals from areas where shelters and rescues are overpopulated and over capacity with the number of animals needing new homes. Transport programs help create space so these shelters can focus their resources on the remaining animals in their care.

In a typical year, more than 8,500 animals from local and national rescue transport partners are brought to AHS in search of a new home.

Although some animals are brought to Minnesota by other rescue groups or organizations, AHS also sends its own transport team directly to source shelters. Currently, nearly half of the animals coming to AHS through transport arrive in AHS vehicles.

Our transport vehicles travel 130,000 miles per year, traveling to and through nine different states. Two vehicles used for transport have been generously funded by AHS supporters Richard and Susan Goldman.

AHS is not accepting new transport partners at this time. If your organization wishes to become an AHS transport partner, please submit an interest form and we'll save your information for future consideration.

Lifesaving stories

Read more about our transport program and meet some of the animals who've found their second chance thanks to this program.

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