Four Ways to Support Our No-Kill Mission

underdogs and cats
All of Animal Ark's residents are unique, but Underdogs and Undercats are one in a million.
Our goal is to pair one-in-a-million pets with one-in-a-million families.

Animal Ark is a Minnesota-based animal welfare organization. We embrace and follow a no-kill philosophy in our work to rescue, rehabilitate, & rehome Minnesota’s lost and homeless companion animals every year.


Founded in 1977, Animal Ark is a 501(c) 3 non-profit Minnesota corporation. We accept sick and injured strays from within our immediate area who require medical care. This collaborative relationship created the first No Kill community in Minnesota.


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We’re getting out, come join us

The weather is getting warm, the ground is turning green, lots of folks are vaccinated, and Animal Ark is getting out. Check out our May Events: May 1, 2021 12:30PM-3:00PM Animal Ark/HyVee Adoption Event (Cottage Grove) Visit our Facebook Page... Read more »

Animal Arks Globel Partnerships

Please read about Animal Arks Globel Partnerships and how we, as a No-Kill shelter, support Rescue worldwide to end animal cruelty.

Frigid Minnesota Weather Doesn’t Stop the Animal Ark

Despite our Minnesota weather turning frigid the Animal Ark has several events going on.  Every Friday is Foster Friday and Gotti is our pet this week.  Don’t let the gray in this 8 year olds beard fool you, he enjoys... Read more »

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