Animal Humane Society

Mission Statement

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

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Increased placement rate from 83% to 91.2%. Decreased euthanasia rate from 17% to 9%. Performed over 12,000 sterilization surgeries on animals in our care. Served over 2,700 families through Outreach services in Frogtown and E. St. Paul. Performed over 13,000 sterilization surgeries and provided wellness services at reduced cost to pets of people in need. Responded to over 1,500 reports of animal abuse or neglect.
Current Goals Continue to meet or exceed our placement rate to save 90 percent of the animals that come through our doors. Continue to devote resources to the needs of individual animals through expanded behavior programs, advanced medical treatments, foster care, and post-adoption support while still providing exceptional care for the population as a whole. Partner with individuals and organizations across Minnesota to aid animals in need and work to create a more humane world for animals. Expand the reach of our Outreach services to empower low-income pet owners and improve the lives of pets in under-served communities. Demonstrate the importance of staff and volunteers. Do the best we can for each person and animal. Grow philanthropic support from the community.
Community or Constituency Served Animal Humane Society helps thousands of dogs, cats, and critters in need find loving homes each year. AHS takes in every animal surrendered to us regardless of its health, age, breed or behavior. AHS also offers training, boarding and education programs and free or low-cost services that empower low-income pet owners and improve the lives of pets in under-served communities.
Geographic Area Served Animal Humane Society serves animals and people in the seven-county metro area and beyond from its facilities in Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, and Wright counties. The Humane Investigations unit provides services throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 03/30/2016

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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845 Meadow Lane North
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Phone: 763-522-4325

General Information

Alternative Name: Greater West Metro Humane Society, Humane Society for Companion Animals
EIN: 41-0693842
Principal Staff: Janelle Dixon
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 300
Number of Volunteers: 2,483
Number of Clients: Over 50,000 animals and people through our programs and services


Board Chair: Tom Hoch
Number of Board Members: 15
Board Meetings with Quorum: 11
Average Member Attendance: 11.4

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