As shelters in Minneapolis and St. Paul evacuate, animals find refuge at AHS

Last week, as the unrest in our communities mounted, Minneapolis Animal Care and Control (MACC) and St. Paul Animal Control (SPAC) made the difficult decision to evacuate their shelters. With of dozens animals needing immediate placement, they reached out to the vibrant Twin Cities rescue community for assistance.

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AHS steps in to help

On May 30, Animal Humane Society took in 28 animals from MACC and SPAC, but the animals didn’t come alone. Dedicated MACC vet techs arrived shortly after the transport, ready to lend a hand in their care. In the days that followed, AHS and MACC staff worked together to ensure every animal received food, water, safety, medical care, and love during their stay. While some animals were only housed temporarily until our partners could safely reopen, we worked to reunite stray animals with their owners, and find new homes for the animals we could.

“We could not have done this without our partners scrambling to try to find placement,” said MACC Volunteer Coordinator, Danielle. “In such an unprecedented situation this is a better outcome than we could have anticipated or even hoped for.”

More ways we're supporting our communities

AHS is committed to helping companion animals near and far, and this spring, we worked with other local organizations to support our community (and their pets) through especially challenging times. Read more about our distribution of free pet food and donation of PPE equipment.

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