Rescue partners

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Animal Humane Society proudly partners with other rescue organizations in Minnesota to provide medical services and placement options that help thousands of animals find new homes each year.

Animals that experience high stress in shelter environments and display fearful or aggressive behavior at AHS are often transferred to local, foster-based rescue groups. Last year, we transferred more than 600 animals — about 2.9% of our total placement number — to other rescue organizations. Additionally, as part of our animal transport program, AHS works with rescue groups from other areas of the country where resources for animals are scarce and adoption rates are low.

These rescue partnerships contribute to our placement rate, which totaled to more than 93% in fiscal year 2019. Learn more about becoming a rescue partner and submit an interest form.

Rescue partners north of the Twin Cities metro
Critters and wildlife rescue partners

Animal transport program

Animal Humane Society works with dozens of other shelters and animal welfare organizations, including the ASPCA and HSUS, to transport animals from across the country. In addition, AHS sends a transport team directly to source shelters to bring animals back to Minnesota. These animals come from communities that are often overwhelmed with animal homelessness and are lacking critical resources and funding.

Last year, more than 7,000 animals were transported to AHS from another shelter or agency in search of a new home. Learn more about our transport program.

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