AHS is an independent nonprofit organization that serves Minnesota and the Twin Cities metro area. We are not affiliated with or funded by any other national group and we do not receive any financial aid from the city, state, or federal government. Most of the funds necessary to operate our organization are raised through donations and bequests, special events such as the Walk for Animals, adoption fees, and merchandise sales in our adoption centers. AHS is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Every year, Animal Humane Society provides direct care and services to help nearly 100,000 animals in need across Minnesota. As one of the nation's leading animal welfare organizations, AHS is transforming the way shelters care for animals and engage their communities. From innovative medical and behavior programs to investments in outreach and advocacy, we’re advancing animal welfare and creating a more humane world for animals everywhere.
More than a shelter
Our three Twin Cities adoption centers are more than just a great place to find and adopt the perfect pet. Friendly animal experts at each location offer services and support for every stage of an animal’s life. Plus, we work with individuals and organizations across Minnesota and beyond, advocating for the health and safety of animals, no matter where they are.
To engage the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals.
To compassionately and responsibly create a more humane world for animals.
At Animal Humane Society, caring for animals isn't just a job — it’s our passion.
We are a professional and highly innovative team of people who share a love for animals, and we're dedicated to making a difference in their lives and the community we serve.