Animal welfare coalitions

Statewide initiatives and partners

Minnesota Alliance for Family and Animal Safety

The Minnesota Alliance for Family and Animal Safety is a diverse group of professionals and community members dedicated to working across organizations, communities and disciplines to bring an end to human-animal violence.

Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition

Since 2005, Animal Humane Society’s Humane Investigations team has seen a 50% increase in cases affecting horses. In response, we initiated the Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition, a group of organizations, horse rescues, humane agents and individuals working to prevent horse neglect, abandonment and abuse.

National initiatives and partners


Pet Shelters Across America

Pet Shelters Across America is consortium of the leading animal welfare organizations in the United States. PSAA is an umbrella organization representing 35 animal shelters that raise funds for local shelters. All of the members are welfare organizations that are independent, stand-alone entities that do not report to national humane organizations or receive funding or management from any national groups. 

Shelter Animals Count

Shelter Animals Count is a collaborative initiative formed by a diverse group of stakeholders to create and share a national database of sheltered animal statistics, providing facts, and enabling insights that will save lives.

Socially Conscious Sheltering

We’re proud to have joined hundreds of other shelters across the country (and rescue groups, policy makers, law enforcement, media, veterinarians, behavior professionals, human-animal service providers, and community members) who support the eight tenets of Socially Conscious Sheltering, and to be the first shelter in Minnesota to formally join this movement.

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