SAVING LIVES

Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth, MN is a long-established pillar of the Animal Welfare Community. We have served the lower St. Louis County area for over 60 years.

 

From humble beginnings as a foster-based rescue group to today's bricks and mortar Adoption Center, our commitment to serving the people and pets of the Northland is only growing stronger.

 

We believe in transparency and are honored to share our work with you. The below information - from our board and staff listings to annual statistics - is available for your reference.

 

Thank you for being part of our supportive, pet-loving community!

Animal Allies Humane Society

Meet Our Board


Executive Committee
President - Candy Madich
Vice President - Christina Knetsch
Treasurer - Lori Sample
Secretary - Rebba Olson
Board of Directors
Lindsey Buran
Jeremy Caine
Christina Knetsch
Dan Leslie
Candy Madich
Cheryl Meese Sara Nachtman
Rebba Olson
Lori Sample
Jennifer Smith
Bill Wade




Meet Our Staff


MANAGEMENT STAFF Executive Director & Shelter Operations
Julie Waltenburg - Executive Director, Ext. 215
Daryl Yankee - Director of Operations, Ext. 200 Animal Care and Adoption
Kelsey Pettit - Practice Manager, Ext. 201
David Carlson - Kennel & Facilities Manager, Ext. 210
Emily Spurgeon - Adoption Manager, Ext. 208 Humane Education and Volunteer Program
Nicole Facciotto - Humane Education Manager, Ext. 220
Shirley De la Torre - Volunteer Coordinator, Ext. 213 Development and Communications
Jennifer Julsrud - Development Officer, Ext. 221 Finance
Finance Manager, Ext. 202




Adoption Center Hours


Muriel Whiteside Adoption Center Hours: Tuesday - Saturday Noon - 6 p.m. Sunday Noon - 4 p.m. Closed Monday




Mission & Vision Statement


Mission Statement Animal Allies Humane Society strives to ensure a loving home for every pet. Vision Statement Animal Allies Humane Society recognizes the importance of pets in people’s lives and is guided by a humane ethic to serve the community through: • Educating the public about humane treatment and responsible guardianship of companion animals. • Reducing overpopulation by altering all animals who are in our care. • Intervening to help animals overcome medical and behavioral issues. • Providing safe, temporary care for animals while they are readied for adoption. • Providing people the opportunity to invite pets into their lives. • Saving lives by transporting animals from shelters that are overcrowded. • Contributing to our community by engaging with students at all levels, the elderly and others to share the importance of the relationship of animals to society.




History of Animal Allies


Animal Allies Humane Society was founded in the 1950s when a Duluth school teacher, Miriam Carlstedt, took responsibility of caring and finding homes for a litter of kittens she discovered on her doorstep. She began to dedicate herself to animal welfare, introducing humane education programs to area schools and developing a network of volunteers to foster and find homes for homeless companion animals. Animal Allies incorporated in 1957 and later gained 501c3 status in February, 1968. The organization operated out of homes until the late 1990s when it then partnered with the City of Duluth Animal Services, sharing their facility and performing all adoption services for the city's homeless pets. Animal Allies ran a Capital Campaign through 2007 and 2008 to build a new, state-of-the-art shelter. The organization moved into our current location on Airport Road in 2009. In 2010, Animal Allies successfully launched and has maintained the Campaign for Zero, a special mission which aimed to eliminate euthanasia for all healthy and treatable/rehabilitatable animals in the shelter. Animal Allies Humane Society has maintained a live release rate of 90% or above since moving to the new facility.




Services We Offer


Animal Allies Humane Society can not provide veterinary care for owned animals. We are happy to offer the following services for the public; Application of Soft Paws Microchipping Cremation




Asilomar Animal Statistics


The following links will direct you to the past several years worth of Animal Allies Humane Society's animal care statistics, called the Asilomar Report.





PAW-PULAR LINKS

Inviting a new pet into your home is an exciting adventure. Learn the benefits of adoption.

Teaching humane values and lessons of compassion in our community is a huge part of our mission. Learn more about our Humane Education program, register your children, and find downloadable tools here.

Spend time with the animals!  Volunteers provide invaluable assistance with animal care, shelter needs, and special events.

Frequently asked questions

Meet Our Board


Executive Committee
President - Candy Madich
Vice President - Christina Knetsch
Treasurer - Lori Sample
Secretary - Rebba Olson
Board of Directors
Lindsey Buran
Jeremy Caine
Christina Knetsch
Dan Leslie
Candy Madich
Cheryl Meese Sara Nachtman
Rebba Olson
Lori Sample
Jennifer Smith
Bill Wade




Meet Our Staff


MANAGEMENT STAFF Executive Director & Shelter Operations
Julie Waltenburg - Executive Director, Ext. 215
Daryl Yankee - Director of Operations, Ext. 200 Animal Care and Adoption
Kelsey Pettit - Practice Manager, Ext. 201
David Carlson - Kennel & Facilities Manager, Ext. 210
Emily Spurgeon - Adoption Manager, Ext. 208 Humane Education and Volunteer Program
Nicole Facciotto - Humane Education Manager, Ext. 220
Shirley De la Torre - Volunteer Coordinator, Ext. 213 Development and Communications
Jennifer Julsrud - Development Officer, Ext. 221 Finance
Finance Manager, Ext. 202




Adoption Center Hours


Muriel Whiteside Adoption Center Hours: Tuesday - Saturday Noon - 6 p.m. Sunday Noon - 4 p.m. Closed Monday




Mission & Vision Statement


Mission Statement Animal Allies Humane Society strives to ensure a loving home for every pet. Vision Statement Animal Allies Humane Society recognizes the importance of pets in people’s lives and is guided by a humane ethic to serve the community through: • Educating the public about humane treatment and responsible guardianship of companion animals. • Reducing overpopulation by altering all animals who are in our care. • Intervening to help animals overcome medical and behavioral issues. • Providing safe, temporary care for animals while they are readied for adoption. • Providing people the opportunity to invite pets into their lives. • Saving lives by transporting animals from shelters that are overcrowded. • Contributing to our community by engaging with students at all levels, the elderly and others to share the importance of the relationship of animals to society.




History of Animal Allies


Animal Allies Humane Society was founded in the 1950s when a Duluth school teacher, Miriam Carlstedt, took responsibility of caring and finding homes for a litter of kittens she discovered on her doorstep. She began to dedicate herself to animal welfare, introducing humane education programs to area schools and developing a network of volunteers to foster and find homes for homeless companion animals. Animal Allies incorporated in 1957 and later gained 501c3 status in February, 1968. The organization operated out of homes until the late 1990s when it then partnered with the City of Duluth Animal Services, sharing their facility and performing all adoption services for the city's homeless pets. Animal Allies ran a Capital Campaign through 2007 and 2008 to build a new, state-of-the-art shelter. The organization moved into our current location on Airport Road in 2009. In 2010, Animal Allies successfully launched and has maintained the Campaign for Zero, a special mission which aimed to eliminate euthanasia for all healthy and treatable/rehabilitatable animals in the shelter. Animal Allies Humane Society has maintained a live release rate of 90% or above since moving to the new facility.




Services We Offer


Animal Allies Humane Society can not provide veterinary care for owned animals. We are happy to offer the following services for the public; Application of Soft Paws Microchipping Cremation




Asilomar Animal Statistics


The following links will direct you to the past several years worth of Animal Allies Humane Society's animal care statistics, called the Asilomar Report.





ADOPTION CENTER

Animal Allies Humane Society

4006 Airport Road

Duluth, MN 55811

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12-6pm

Sunday 12-4pm

CUSTOMER SERVICE

phone; 218-722-5341

fax; 218-722-7975 

info@animalallies.net

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