Four Ways to Support Our No-Kill Mission

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We took them in because of our No-Kill philosophy. They would have died or been euthanized if we hadn't.
All can be world class companions, but they will require an extra measure of parenting. WORTH IT for the right parents!

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. Animal Ark maintains an agreement with our local animal control/impound center for Hastings & Rosemount to accept stray dogs that have not been reclaimed by their families.


In addition, we accept sick and injured strays from within our immediate area who are in need of medical care. This collaborative relationship created the first No Kill community in Minnesota.


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Thank you, Catsontap & Barrel Theory Beer Company

Thank you, Catsontap & Barrel Theory Beer Company for partnering with the Animal Ark to help support our no-kill mission.

Make a Mother’s Day! Foster a mama cat and her kittens until they’re ready for adoption (about eight weeks).

Right now, we have four mama cats with new litters of kittens + a fifth mama cat who will give birth shortly – and that’s just the beginning of the annual KITTENADO. A lot of innocent lives are depending on... Read more »


​1. FOSTERING IS AWESOME FOR THE ANIMAL There is no substitute for a safe, loving home environment with lots of personal attention. Animals who’ve been in kennels feel the difference and thrive accordingly. Foster Homes set the stage for success in Forever... Read more »

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