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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: ACT V Rescue & Rehabilitation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, foster-based organization dedicated to taking in and thoughtfully rehoming the most unwanted and neglected animals.

Target demographics: Minneapolis - St. Paul area

Programs: ACT V Rescue & Rehabilitation is wholly dedicated to improving the lives of - and finding permanent homes for- unwanted animals. In doing so, we offer our services for these special purposes: Low income medical assistance We dedicate our highly specialized medical expertise to free spay and neuter clinics and vaccine clinics in low income areas. We work very closely with other rescue organizations in the region to bring our medical and educational expertise to reduce unwanted litters and increase knowledge of diseases that can not only affect the family pets but the family as well. Long term shelter situations We have established a partnership with shelters in the Twin Cities and in other states to remove animals that have been in their facility for an extended period and/or are at risk of impending euthanasia. Because a long term stay in a facility can make a previously well adjusted family pet unstable, we will place them in to a trained foster home, where behavioral modification can begin. Injured animals Because we do have animal medical professionals as founders of our organization and as foster families, we are uniquely qualified to take on animals that are injured. If one of our rescue partners approaches us with an injured animal, we can take in the animal, provide the needed healthcare and rehabilitation and place them a forever home once they are healed.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

ACT V is an outstanding organization! My husband and I have supported, fostered and adopted from ACT V. Not only does this organization provide a level of rehabiliation that is above and beyond for both complicated medical and behavoral issues. They also work diligently to place their rescues with the most compatible forever homes. Having been through the foster/adoption process with them a few times this is not an easy uncomplicated standard to uphold, especially on the occasions when they have multiple qualifed applicants. When it comes to placements they do not do what is easy, they do what is right. I believe this is a very clear demonstration of how ACT V is committed to doing what is in the rescued animal's best interest and maintain's the animal's needs as the #1 priority. Matching people's homes, lifestyles, families and experience with each animal's activity needs and temperament is one of the best ways to ensure that each adoption is going to be that recued animal's forever home. We salute the ACT V team, and intend to continue to support them in any capacity that we are able too including fostering for them again in the future!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful to ACT V for my kitten. I've had one cat for three years and was very nervous about introducing a new kitten because my first was NOT friendly toward other cats. Everyone I worked with at ACT V was extremely helpful and caring. They gave me plenty of documentation and advice on how to introduce them cats. They also reassured me that if things did not work out, they would take the kitten back and ensure that he found a good home. I likely wouldn't have adopted him without such reassurance, and the adoption is one of the best decisions I've made. I couldn't be happier with the way the two have bonded. Additionally, it's great to know that the ACT V volunteers work at a vet's office. I look forward to showing them how he's grown at each regular visit!


Client Served

Rating: 5

When I decided I was ready for a new dog, I found a puppy named Hudson, who had been transported to Minnesota through Act V Rescue. I went to meet Hudson at one of the volunteer's houses after falling in love with his photos, and had an incredible conversation with the volunteer about dog behavior (I am also a certified Dog Trainer, and her advice was SPOT on accurate, beneficial reinforcement, had Hudson and 2 shepherds all behaving phenomenally as a pack), Hudson, and her experience in the rescue and animal field. Hudson has changed my life forever, and the volunteers are always available for me whenever I have any questions....not just about Hudson, but about anything in regards to dogs. A wonderful, small organization that does it for the love of animals. Act V Rescue changed my life, and I couldn't be happier to have crossed paths with the people who run it!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 2

The organization is not direct and sends you through a loophole. We recently applied for a kitten and were told (after waiting for 3 weeks) that we would have the kitten in another week to week in a half only to get an email saying that they found a better owner for the kitten and our application was terminated. We had a house visit that the ACT V representative was 1/2 hour late for. I have had experience as a cat owner so it was quite disheartening to get the news that they did not feel we were suitable owners.