Animal Humane Society will be closed Monday, January 16, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will resume regular business hours the following day.

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Request assistance with a school project

Due to the large number of requests we receive, please allow a minimum of 48 hours for AHS staff to respond once the request has been submitted. AHS staff can answer student questions via phone, email, or in person. A scheduled appointment is required in advance and we will do our best to schedule appointments within 1-2 weeks of the request. Please plan ahead as we are unable to accommodate last minute requests. We are unable to accommodate job shadow requests or requests for subjects that fall outside our areas of expertise.

Interviews are available Monday-Friday at our Golden Valley location and do not include a tour. Tour requests are handled separately, but students are welcome to visit the animals on their own prior to or after their scheduled time with AHS staff.

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We are unable to accommodate requests for:

  • Job shadowing of any kind
  • Short-term volunteer projects (anything requiring less than a one year commitment)
  • Community service hours
  • Projects requiring extensive filming
  • Requests from students outside our local service area of Minnesota
  • Last-minute needs

If your teacher requires proof of interview for your project, the school document must be emailed to AHS staff for approval prior to the date you are scheduled to be at AHS.  

Please note that AHS staff may limit areas in which photos/video can be taken and photos/video of staff, volunteers and visitors are not allowed without AHS staff permission. Camera equipment must not hinder employees, volunteers and visitors and AHS is not responsible for any damage to photo/video equipment.

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