Limited essential services will continue at our Golden Valley location
Updated March 22, 2020
Like so many others around the world, we’re paying close attention to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on the potential impacts on animals and the people who love them. Despite the many challenges we’re facing as a result of this crisis, Animal Humane Society’s commitment to animals and the community we serve has not wavered.
Out of an abundance of caution and concern we have made the extremely difficult decision to temporarily close all Animal Humane Society sites to the public through May 2.
We are working to place as many animals as possible in foster care, and a group of expert veterinary and animal care staff will remain on site throughout the duration of the closure to care for those that must remain in our shelters.
Which AHS services will continue?
While our adoption centers are closed to the public, we will continue to provide essential services to support animals in need, including:
- Humane investigations
- Intake (by appointment only) of surrenders and stray animals, focused on urgent and emergency cases
- Care and medical treatment for animals in our shelters
- Select public veterinary services at our Golden Valley Veterinary Center
- End-of-life services for pet owners
- Pet Helpline and Behavior Helpline
- Housing for impounded animals through city contracts in Washington County and the City of Coon Rapids.
We will continue to share updates with you by email, and on our website and social media channels.
What about the Walk for Animals?
The Walk for Animals will continue, although it will look different than years past. We are looking forward to a virtual celebration of the Walk for Animals on May 2, and we are asking you to continue your fundraising efforts. More information about our virtual celebration will be announced in the coming weeks.
Please keep checking this page and our social media channels for more information. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this situation.