Local Humane Societies
MN Federated Humane Societies
Member Humane Organization Practices & Procedures
- Will remain in compliance with all local, state and federal laws,rules and regulations regarding animal care.
- Will be incorporated as a Minnesota non-profit corporation, and have obtained tax exempt public charity status from the Internal Revenue Service.
- Will not voluntarily sell or transfer animals to institutions to be used for medical or trauma research.
- Will provide each animal in its care adequate and appropriate: Food & nutrition; always available clean, potable water suitable for healthful human consumption.
- Will not house animal in overcrowded conditions. Shelters and cages must be of adequate size to allow the animal free movement. Shelters and cages must be clean, free of waste, and designed for the safety of the animal. Shelters will endeavor to keep animal feed separated from cleaning supplies, and other dangerous substances.
- Will provide all necessary and reasonable veterinary care to treat disease and injury, including an examination by a veterinarian within 5 working days of receiving custody of the animal.
- Will provide each animal under its care adequate and daily exercise periods sufficient to maintain muscle tone and proper body weight.
- Will scan each incoming animal for the presence of an identification microchip within 24 hours.
- Will spay or neuter all animals to be placed for adoption to the extent the financial resources of the organization allow.
The below Humane Societies have agreed to meet the registered Practices and Procedures of The Minnesota Federated Humane Societies.