Our vision at Animal Humane Society is to compassionately and responsibly create a more humane world for animals. As a founding member of the Minnesota Partnership for Animal Welfare (MnPAW) coalition, we are proud to work together with nine other animal welfare groups across Minnesota to ensure a home for every healthy and treatable companion animal in the state.
MnPAW believes that by joining forces to use its ideas, expertise and resources in a coordinated way it can make a greater impact on reducing euthanasia of adoptable animals.
Founding organizations of MnPAW include:
The coalition will focus initially on canines and felines. This is where some of the largest concerns are seen, especially in feline population issues. The goal of the coalition is to reduce the use of euthanasia as a means of population control.
MnPAW is focused on reducing the numbers of animals coming into shelters, animal control and rescues. In addition, it hopes to increase the share of animals that are being adopted from animal control, shelters and rescues as compared to other sources. To achieve this, initiatives will focus on spay/neuter, adoption partnerships, education and advocacy.
MnPAW was founded with the intention of serving Minnesota animals and people long into the future. Its long-term goal is to form a separate 501(c) 3 with a governing board. The coalition does not anticipate this happening until it has a full understanding of the fundamentals of the newly formed coalition. Additional members will be added to the coalition as things progress.
For more information and how you can get involved, please review the MnPAW FAQs and visit the coalition’s website at www.mnpaw.org.