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
President - Candy Madich
Vice President - Christina Knetsch
Treasurer - Lori Sample
Secretary - Rebba Olson
Meet Our Staff
Julie Waltenburg - Executive Director, Ext. 215
Daryl Yankee - Director of Operations, Ext. 200
Kelsey Pettit - Practice Manager, Ext. 201
David Carlson - Kennel & Facilities Manager, Ext. 210
Emily Spurgeon - Adoption Manager, Ext. 208
Nicole Facciotto - Humane Education Manager, Ext. 220
Shirley De la Torre - Volunteer Coordinator, Ext. 213
Jennifer Julsrud - Development Officer, Ext. 221
Finance Manager, Ext. 202
Adoption Center Hours
Mission & Vision Statement
History of Animal Allies
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;
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.
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
Where are you located and what are your hours?
Our Muriel Whiteside Adoption Center is located at 4006 Airport Road in Duluth. We are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday 12-6 p.m. and Sunday 12-4 p.m.
Do you currently have animals available for adoption?
Yes. For a detailed list of all animals available for adoption click here.
I'm having behavior problems with my pet. What can I do?
We recommend contacting a professional trainer, veterinarian, and/or you can click here to visit the ASPCA website.
I need to rehome my cat/dog. How can Animal Allies help?
You can make an appointment to surrender your cat or dog by calling the shelter at (218) 722-5341.
There is a cat/dog running loose in my neighborhood. What do I do?
If you live within Duluth city limits, please call Duluth Animal Services at (218) 723-3259.
I’ve lost my pet. Who can help me find it?
If the pet was lost in the city of Duluth, call Duluth Animal Services at (218) 723-3259 to see if it has been reported or brought to them.
How can I volunteer my time for Animal Allies?
See our Volunteer page for current volunteer opportunities.
My pet is hurt. Do you offer financial assistance for emergency veterinary care?
Animal Allies does not provide funding for medical emergencies.
What is a microchip?
A microchip is a computer chip about the size of a grain of rice that is coded with a very special serial number unique to your pet. This number links to a database of registered owner information.
Does Animal Allies declaw cats before adoption?
Does Animal Allies euthanize animals in their care?
In 2010, Animal Allies launched the Campaign for Zero which aimed eliminate euthanasia of healthy animals in Duluth.
Where can I find a pet-friendly apartment?
Please call us at (218) 722-5341