Animal Humane Society receives gift to fund medical facilities at future animal care campus in St. Paul

May 17, 2022

Animal Humane Society (AHS) has received a gift from K.A.H.R. Foundation, a private family foundation based in the Twin Cities. The donation, the second-largest in the 144-year history of AHS, will help fund the eventual construction of a new animal care campus in St. Paul.

The K.A.H.R. contribution is designated for state-of-the-art medical and surgical facilities in a future AHS facility. It is an early investment in a planned capital campaign that will transform AHS and its facilities to meet the changing needs of animals and people in Minnesota. Donations to the campaign are earmarked for the future building fund and cannot be used to support general operations.

“This gift supports the future of AHS and our vision for a more humane community,” said AHS President and CEO Janelle Dixon. “We are so grateful to K.A.H.R. Foundation for their support.”

The project aligns with K.A.H.R. Foundation’s mission and purpose. “Animal Humane Society is so important to our community and to the people and animals of Minnesota, and we are proud to make this investment in its future” said a foundation representative. “Expanded, up-to-date medical and surgical facilities will ensure that AHS can provide the most advanced, sophisticated care possible to animals in need for decades to come.”

A Minnesota nonprofit, AHS is recognized as a national leader in animal welfare and a trusted local resource for animals and the people who love them. Its programs impact more than 100,000 animals and their people across the state each year.

This gift will help AHS continue its transformational work. AHS receives no government funding, and all its programs are funded by private donations and modest fees for the services it provides.

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