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. 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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Bulk litter order fundraiser.

Spring has arrived and kitten season has begun! In preparation for all the mamas and babies that will be moving through our shelter, we need to stock up on litter. We will be making a bulk order of litter from... Read more »

Ask and ye shall receive!

Recently, Animal Ark put out a plea for paper towels. As most of us are acutely aware, due to COVID-related hoarding of paper products, most retailers severely restrict the amount that can be purchased. For a place like Animal Ark... Read more »

Paper towels needed.

Animal Ark has run into an interesting situation, a perfect storm between cat behavior and COVID-related supply shortages. As most of you are aware, due to hoarding, purchases of paper products are limited at most retailers. This isn’t a big... Read more »

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