Basic Organization Information
ANIMAL HUMANE SOCIETY
- Physical Address:
MINNEAPOLIS , MN
- Web URL:
- NTEE Category:
D Animal related
D20 Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs)
- Ruling Year:
- How This Organization Is Funded:
Adoption fees and program revenue - $4,212,388
Contributions - $3,959,672
Wills & Estates - $1,585,396
To engage the hearts, hands and minds of the community to help animals.
- Population Served:
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As the leading animal welfare organization in the Upper Midwest, the Animal Humane Society is committed to engaging and serving local communities of people and animals and providing comprehensive programs and services to compassionately serve all of the stages of an animal’s life. At our campuses in Buffalo, Coon Rapids, Golden Valley, St. Paul and Woodbury, our mission is to engage the hearts, hands and minds of the community to help animals.
Our programs at our five campuses include the following:
Adoption and surrender
At our facilities we have cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, rats, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas and ferrets available for adoption(http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/adoption) . All animals in our care receive examinations, vaccinations and medical treatments, behavior assessments, microchipping and spaying or neutering for all cats, dogs, rabbits and ferrets prior to adoption.
The Animal Humane Society believes in an open admission philosophy, which means we accept every animal regardless of health, age, breed or temperament that is surrendered to us(http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/services/surrendering) . Open admission is essential to providing shelter and care to the thousands of animals that would otherwise have no safe refuge. We strive to be a resource for people when they need to surrender an animal—and to place no judgment on their need to surrender.
There are no time limits that regulate how long adoptable animals are available at our Adoption Centers. As long as the animal remains in good health and temperament, it is available until it is adopted.
(click here to view Adoption and Surrender statistics from our annual report)(http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/node/1395#adoption)
Our educational and outreach programs foster humane values and animal responsibility. Each year, we present programs at Twin Cities schools(http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/services/schools) , offer summer camps for youth(http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/unleashed) , community service projects(http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/help/communityserviceprojects) and a youth pet club(http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/petsetyouthclub) .
Our Pet Therapy program(http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/node/365) visits libraries, nursing homes, hospitals and community centers throughout the area.
AHS’s mobile services veterinary unit assists breed rescue groups with spay/neuter surgeries at off-site locations.
(click here to view Outreach statistics from our annual report)(http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/node/1395#outreach)
Our humane investigators(http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/prevention/investigations) respond to thousands of reports of animal cruelty or neglect each year.
In addition, we regularly work with partner organizations(http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/aboutus/welfarepartners) throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin who ask for our assistance when their shelters are full.
We receive, provide care for and rehabilitate injured and orphaned wildlife(http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/services/wildliferescue) at our Golden Valley location.
(click here to view Rescue statistics from our annual report)(http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/node/1395#rescue)
An important part of our work is pet training and socialization(http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/node/3) . Each week we provide nearly 40 dog training classes at our locations in Coon Rapids, Golden Valley and Woodbury and at the Now Boarding Pets facility near the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. In addition, we provide a behavior helpline(http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/training/helpline) , one-on-one training and socialization(http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/training/dog) , dog play groups(http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/training/dogplaygroups) , rabbit agility classes(http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/training/rabbitagility) and pet loss support groups(http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/services/lossofpet) .
We offer competitively priced pet boarding at our Golden Valley location(http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/services/petboarding) or at Now Boarding,(http://www.nowboardingpets.com/) located near the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.
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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit
Bound for Home is Animal Humane Society’s multi-year initiative to improve the quality of life for more animals and to engage the community to help us. Our goal is to place all healthy and treatable animals in caring homes. By implementing programs to reduce the number of animals being surrendered and to increase the number of animals being adopted, we have seen a reduction in euthanasia.
Program accomplishments as of June 30, 2011:
Some animals are adopted within hours of arriving at the shelter.
Nearly 2,000 people are making appointments each month through the Animal Admissions Center.
The Kindest Cut mobile surgical vehicle has had provided more than 2,500 affordable spay/neuter surgeries for pets of people in need.
A cat’s stay with us now averages only 8 days!
The placement rate for animals has increased from 67% in 2010 to 81% in June 2011.
We’ve seen a 41% reduction in the rate of euthanasia.
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