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MINNESOTA FEDERATED HUMANE SOCIETIES

Animals great and small, protect them all

Anoka, MN   |  https://www.mnfedhs.org

Mission

To assist in the enforcement of animal welfare and animal protection laws, we investigate cases of animal abuse, cruelty, and neglect throughout the state of Minnesota; and to increase sentiment favorable to the protection of animals, we inform and educate about animal care and its related local, state, and federal laws.

Notes from the nonprofit

Please report suspected animal cruelty, abuse, torture and neglect. If the animal is in need of immediate assistance please contact 911 or your local law enforcement and follow up with MFHS. Click on the following link and follow the instructions on how to file a report: https://www.mnfedhs.org/investigations.html Together we are making a difference and are creating positive change in the lives of animals and in communities throughout the great state of Minnesota. For more great information please check out our website at https://www.mnfedhs.org Thank you for your support. The MFHS Team

Ruling year info

1989

President

Valerie Trujillo

Co Principal Officer

Kathleen Zweber

Main address

P O Box 416

Anoka, MN 55303 USA

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EIN

41-1632748

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Professional Societies, Associations (D03)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

State Humane Agent Training

Training, certification, and coordination of State Humane Agents to investigate cases of animal abuse, cruelty, and neglect. This work is accomplished through partnerships with local law enforcement, veterinarians, the Board of Animal Health, and rescues and shelters. This training focuses on individuals directly and indirectly involved in animal welfare work who wish to assist in the enforcement of animal welfare laws throughout the State.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Helping to prevent animal cruelty by providing answers on how to properly and lawfully provide care to the animals of our state.

Providing answers to questions about who to contact when finding a stray or what to do if an animal companion is lost.

Helping to educate those in need of knowing more about Minnesota Animal Welfare Statutes.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our trained, certified Humane Agents investigate cases of animal abuse, cruelty, and neglect throughout the state of Minnesota. That begins when the public contacts our administrative staff (by phone, email, or internet) to make reports of animal mistreatment. Staff then deploys Agents who investigate, educate alleged violators on the applicable animal welfare laws, and attempt to bring violators into compliance with those laws. When compliance is not achieved, Agents may call in local law enforcement, animal control officers, veterinarians, and/or rescues and shelters to address the immediate needs of the animals.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Check out our website www.mnfedhs.org

Click on RESOURCES from the menu and then click on Community Cats

Population(s) Served

Providing training and certification of ACOs and State Humane Agents in Minnesota

Population(s) Served
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Age groups

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of jurisdictions requiring mandatory reporting of suspected cruelty

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Animal Cruelty Investigations

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

There are 87 counties in Minnesota 12. The state is divided into 10 judicial districts with boundaries set by statute 3. https://www.mnfedhs.org/veterinary-resources.html

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Request state funding, increase our public presence and donor base to expand our ability to train and appoint more state humane agents throughout Minnesota. Increased coverage means more protections for animals and communities in all 87 Minnesota counties. Hire additional administrative staff to assist in areas of fundraising, marketing and case management.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To better identify the areas throughout the state in need of our services.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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MINNESOTA FEDERATED HUMANE SOCIETIES

Board of directors
as of 03/15/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kathleen Zweber

Minnesota Federated Humane Societies

Kathleen Zweber

Jeff Dow

Valerie Trujillo

Timothy Baskin

Maria DeWolf

Mariah Rhine

Torre Giller

Gene Marault

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/15/2024

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity
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Sexual orientation
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Disability status
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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/08/2021

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.