Animal Ark

A nonprofit organization

388 donors

100% complete

$40,000 Goal


Minnesota's Largest No-Kill Shelter Since 1977

Why Support Animal Ark?

Supporting us supports our No-Kill Mission & Message.

Your support plays a crucial role in enabling us to raise the bar and set a new standard for how we treat animals as a nation.

It allows us to create a better world for our furry friends, making the world kinder, gentler, and better for us and future generations.

Our Mission is Simple:

Rescue, Rehabilitate, Rehome


Our Message is Simple:  

All Animals Deserve a Loving Home

What Does That Mean When Put Into Practice?

  • We take in animals based on need - not quick turnover.
  • We make a lifetime commitment to all our animals.
  • Profit is never a consideration - we have no bottom line.
  • We believe every animal deserves a real chance at life, including those deemed unadoptable.
  • We provide everything to give our animals a chance at life - Time, Medical care, Food, Training & Love.
  • We never give in to Financial pressures - we never consider transferring complex cases to other organizations.
  • We only consider euthanizing when incurable suffering is involved.
  • We never give up. Never!  

In many cases, the animals present to us with medical and behavioral issues have endured unimaginable abuse, neglect, and abandonment.

Their issues have been created by owners who couldn't or wouldn't give them a safe, caring & loving home.

We believe that as a community and as a society, we share the responsibility to alleviate their suffering by creating an environment that allows the animal to heal and learn to trust again.

We believe animals are not disposable and not a commodity. Yes, it takes a lot! A lot of passion, commitment, time, and resources. 

Each animal deserves this!

Meet Amber, Autumn, Rocco & Rosie

Four French bulldog puppies were discovered abandoned at the backdoor of Animal Ark. Upon examination, it was found that they were suffering from dehydration, anorexia, and parasites. Additionally, two of the puppies had prolapsed rectums, and time was of the essence. All four of the puppies were quickly taken to Hastings Veterinary Clinic. Two of the puppies had to undergo surgery to suture their prolapsed rectums. Although sutures are typically effective in holding the rectum in place while it heals, one of the puppies had severely damaged tissues. Multiple surgeries were required, and eventually, a portion of her intestinal tract had to be removed. All four of the puppies required antibiotics, pain medication, dewormer, medication for constipation and diarrhea, and specialty food to control their gastrointestinal issues. Currently, their prognosis is still uncertain; testing and treatments are ongoing.

Meet Lilly

Lilly and her diabetic sister Kiki were brought to Animal Ark last October following their owner's passing. While in our care, we discovered that Lilly had polyps in her right ear. The larger polyps were removed through a procedure, and she was given topical treatments for long-term care. However, Lilly continued to experience persistent pain, and the veterinarian recommended the costly medical procedure of total ear canal ablation. This surgery would be curative and prevent future infections. We are pleased to report that Lilly has fully recovered and is now living a pain-free life.

Lilly and Kiki have found their forever home

Accomplish Our No-Kill Mission

We have put together a State-Of-The-Art team and programs. All our team members are passionate and devoted to making our No-Kill Mission & Message a reality. All our programs are designed to improve the lives of all animals in need regardless of their place of origin, physical conditions, appearance, or age.

Our Current Programs

To learn more about any of our programs, click on them below.

Fundraising Goal

Our goal is focused on a $40,000 Medical Fund.

Animal Ark has a wish for this giving season - to help us get through the ongoing animal shelter crisis. This year, we experienced an increase in stray, injured surrenders, which has put a significant strain on our medical staff. As a result, we have had to outsource financial resources for veterinarian care, leading to increased expenses. Your donations will allow us to continue providing medical care to animals in urgent need.

The average annual cost of caring for a healthy animal is $800. However, here at Animal Ark, we never cap the resources available for animals that require medical care. We are honored to have the opportunity to find responsible and loving forever homes for every animal we are privileged to serve.

Please support our No-Kill Mission & Message by Donating Today! We can not do this without You!

Contact Information:

Animal Ark  2600 Industrial Court, Hastings, MN 55033  





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2600 Industrial Ct
Hastings, MN 55033



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