Animal Ark

A nonprofit organization

335 Donors


Minnesota's Largest No-Kill Shelter Since 1977

Why Support Animal Ark?

Supporting us supports our No-Kill Mission & Message.

Your support helps us raise the bar and set a new standard for how we as a nation treat our animals.

It allows us to create a new and better world for them, creating a kinder, gentler, and better world 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 that have been deemed unadoptable.
  • We provide everything to give our animals that real chance at life - Time, Medical care, Food, Training & Love.
  • We never give into Financial pressures - we never consider transferring complex cases out 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, finally, 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, as a society, we share in the responsibility to alleviate their suffering now 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 Eddy and Charlie

Charlie and Eddy came from a very dark & loveless place. Their rescue journey began when drug addicts tried selling them out of the back of a truck. Luckily, KyLee's Adoptable Cats and Dogs intervened and rescued them. Mutt Mutt Engine joined in and arranged for their safe travels from the Pacific Northwest to Animal Ark. They arrived in a state that can only be described as heartbreaking; both were so broken down and terrified that no one could touch them. It was clear that this bonded pair needed extra patience and expertise. Executive Manager Lorraine Royal, staff & her team of volunteers have worked with Charlie and Eddy every day since their arrival. They have built the kind of trust in Charlie and Eddy that is nothing short of a miracle. Soon Charlie and Eddy will be ready for a home of their own.

Meet Maverick

Maverick once lived in a home somewhere in Minneapolis that he shared with a family and other cats.  One day, his family left and never returned, leaving Maverick & co to fend for themselves.  Things would have turned out badly for them had it not been for a kind and watchful neighbor. The neighbor took heart and then action; she trapped the cats and brought Maverick and his buddy to Animal Ark. Maverick is 4-years old, and staff describes him as a big, beautiful bundle of sheer love. He is all about snuggles and enjoys a good brushing.  If you are wondering what happened to Maverick's buddy, you will be happy to know that she came to Animal Ark pregnant, had her kittens, and then found a very loving 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 the 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 $30,000 Medical Fund.

Your donations allow us to continue to provide medical care to our animals in urgent need without the concern of current financial ability.

We are in desperate need of several incubators to meet the needs of our neonatal program.  Incubators mean the difference between life or death for tiny kittens, cats, and dogs with respiratory distress.

The average annual cost of care for a healthy animal is $600.  Here at  Animal Ark, we place no cap on the resources available to animals in desperate need of medical care.

We at Animal Ark are honored to have the opportunity to find Responsible Loving Forever Homes for every animal we have the privilege of serving.

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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