Animal Humane Society

Rating: 4.39 stars   23 reviews

Address:

845 Meadow Ln N Minneapolis MN 55422 USA

Mission:

To engage the hearts, hands and minds of the community to help animals.

Programs:

Adoption and surrenderanimal humane society helps thousands of dogs, cats, and critters in need find loving homes each year - and no animal is ever turned away. Ahs takes in every animal surrendered regardless of its health, age, breed, or behavior. This commitment to open admission guarantees shelter and care to thousands of animals that would otherwise have no safe refuge. Although many animals can be placed in our adoption programs as soon as they are vaccinated and sterilized, others require specialized care to overcome health and behavior issues. Ahs provides extensive medical treatment, surgery, behavior modification, and foster care to those with special challenges, ensuring that even the most difficult-to-place animals have a chance at adoption. In the year ended june 30, 2015:23,072 companion animals came into ahs facilities; 20,847 of those animals - more than 91% - were placed in homes, reunited with owners, or released to other organizations. 12,078 animals received spay/neuter surgeries prior to adoption and an additional 13,340 animals were sterilized for other rescue groups by ahs and through ahs's partnership with kindest cut. Ahs behavior modification and rehabilitation programs readied 1,573 shy or fearful cats and dogs for placement.

community engagementanimal humane society works with individuals and organizations across minnesota to create a more humane world for animals. In the year ended june 30, 2015, those efforts included:outreach to under-engaged communities, including education programs and free or low-cost services that empower low-income pet owners and improve the lives of pets. These programs served more than 2,729 families in frogtown and east st. Paul. As a result, 1,481 animals received free spay/neuter surgeries and 1,015 pets were served at free wellness clinics. Education programs that foster humane values and compassion for animals, including day camps, a youth club, and other activities for kids and families. Ahs educational programs served 12,160 people, including 2,253 students through educational programs in schools and 1,110 in summer camps. A new community cats program focused on reducing euthanasia and providing alternative solutions for feral and free-roaming cats through return-to-field and trap-neuter-return programs. This program served 592 cats. A partnership with the wildlife rehabilitation center of minnesota that provided emergency care for 1,474 injured and orphaned wild animals. A robust volunteer program that enlists more than 2,400 active volunteers in providing animal enrichment, foster care, shelter support, and other assistance. Volunteers contributed 163,515 hours to ahs and provided foster care for 2,685 animals prior to adoption.

pet servicesahs offers programs to serve all stages of an animal's life, including:more than 80 family-friendly pet training classes each week, along with one-on-one training and socialization sessions, therapy animal courses, play groups, and rabbit agility classes. 1,261 pets attended classes through ahs's training school. A free pet helpline (952-help-pet) that handled 34,188 incoming calls, providing caring, compassionate advice and resources to help with everything from solving behavior problems to finding pet-friendly housing. Peace of mind pet boarding at animal house in golden valley, which served 2,971 pets. Compassionate end-of-life services and a weekly pet loss support group. Online resources for pet owners, including a lost pet bulletin board and behavior resource library at animalhumanesociety. Org.

rescueaiding animals in critical situations is core to ahs's work. Ahs's humane agents respond to reports of possible animal cruelty or neglect throughout minnesota. They receive reports about animals that are lacking proper food, water and shelter. They also participate in larger, more complex cases involving cruelty, with on-site investigations and seizures aiding law enforcement agencies that seek ahs assistance. During the year ended june 30, 2015, our humane investigations unit received 1,534 requests for assistance and opened 529 formal cases. Follow-up investigation of these cases took ahs agents into 64 counties across the state of minnesota. Those investigations impacted the lives of 4,666 animals. Ahs regularly worked with 114 animal welfare organizations throughout minnesota, north dakota, iowa, wisconsin and other states who need assistance when their facilities are overcrowded. Ahs also assists in cases of natural disasters.

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Reviews for Animal Humane Society

Rating: 5 stars  

The Animal Humane Society does such wonderful work! They are a caring and dedicated group of staff and volunteers. I have a cat my mom adopted from the Society years ago - - he's now 22 years old! He is such a joy. I've participated in the Walk for Animals the last 10 years, and am looking forward to next year's Walk. If you spend any time at the Society, you can see first hand the wonderful care given to these animals. And not only do they provide support for our community, they help other communities across the country due to natural disasters and other hardships. A wonderful organization!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted a dog from the Animal Humane Society in the spring of 2012. I could not be more pleased or satisfied with my experience. My dog originally came from an overcrowded shelter in Alabama, and the AHS accepted her and several other pets that didn't have a home or potential adopters down south. Despite being a few pounds underweight, she was healthy and happy when I adopted her. She had all her shots, was tested for heartworm (negative), tested and treated for worms, and was recently spayed. The AHS sterilizes ALL dogs and cats before adoption to help reduce pet overpopulation. She was also clean and I could tell she was loved and well cared for during her short stay at the shelter. My family and friends have always adopted their pets from the Animal Humane Society, and I will continue to be a donor and client because the work they do is nothing short of amazing.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Between 1991 and now, our family has adopted 7 animals from AHS. They have all been wonderful additions to our family. The staff at AHS are helpful, caring and know their animals. We feel the organization is a leader and strong voice in the Minnesota animal welfare community. The organization has made positive changes to its programs over the years and continues to improve the work it does. We are proud to have been part of the organization as donors, adopters and a volunteer.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the addition of animals to our family.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue to expand the low cost spay/neuter program.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered as well as adopted wonderful animals from AHS. The staff and volunteers are friendly and caring. This year, they brought in specialists to help the shelter better serve animals in their care.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Working with the caring staff and volunteers as a volunteer and experienced their passion for the animals in their care and have also adopted animals.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Want them to do more outreach to the community to help people understand the time, effort, and cost of having a pet and helping people make good choices to increase the chance that their animal doesn't ever end up at a shelter.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Animal Humane Society partners with other animal welfare groups from Minnesota and around the country to provide better care and safe refuge for thousands of homeless animals. I have adopted three fantastic, healthy cats from AHS over the last 13 years and I will continue to support it--Minnesotans and animal welfare groups around the state and nation are fortunate to have such a relaible, ethical and well-run partner!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

visiting its shelters which are very clean and well-run and seeing how much the staff and volunteers care about every animal.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help the community better understand the difference between open admission and limited admission (no kill) shelters. AHS is often the only organization able to accept animals in need--try surrendering a cat to any "No-Kill" shelter right now--chances are you will find all of them are full and can't take any more cats in. AHS is THE safety net for homeless animals in the twin cities.

 
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