Animal related

ANIMAL HUMANE SOCIETY

  • MINNEAPOLIS , MN
  • www.animalhumanesociety.org

Mission Statement

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

Main Programs

  1. Program

service areas

Minnesota

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Areas Served Narrative

The Animal Humane Society serves animals and people from its facilities in Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington and Wright Counties in Minnesota.  The Humane Investigations Unit provides services throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

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ruling year

1945

President & CEO since 2007

Janelle Dixon

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Keywords

Animals, Welfare, Animal Treatment, Humane

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EIN

41-0693842

 Number

2345404619

Also Known As

Humane Society for Companion Animals

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

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.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Program

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)

Outreach
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)

Rescue
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)

Pet Services
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.

Category

Animal-Related

Budget

$11,414,374.00

Population Served

Other Named Groups

service areas

Minnesota

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Areas Served Narrative

The Animal Humane Society serves animals and people from its facilities in Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington and Wright Counties in Minnesota.  The Humane Investigations Unit provides services throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

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Animal Humane Society
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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ANIMAL HUMANE SOCIETY

Leadership

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President & CEO

Janelle Dixon

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Tom Hoch

Hennepin Theatre Trust

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