Animal Humane Society

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$5,000 matching gift opportunity, thanks to the family of Alex Sterling!

When you’re gone, what part of your legacy will be most remembered by all? What part of your heart will shine on? 

When Alex Sterling’s life was tragically cut short in 2010, nothing could dull the pain his family endured. But they could answer those two questions without hesitation: Alex’s great love of animals would keep his memory and legacy alive forever.

Since early childhood, Alex had a fierce love for animals, and they seemed to be drawn to him like a magnet. Despite growing to 6’ 3”, animals never feared him. It was as if they could somehow sense his kind and gentle heart. Although Alex is no longer with us, his kind heart continues to have an incredible impact on animals. 

In honor of Alex and the profound connection he shared with animals, the family of Alex Sterling will generously match every gift to Animal Humane Society from May 1 to May 11, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000, as part of the SpringForwardMN campaign. 

Alex knew there was something special about animals and their ability to provide love and comfort without judgment or condition. In times of darkness or struggle, our animals are a constant source of hope, warmth, and encouragement.  

Our pets are there for us with unconditional love, and AHS ensures we provide that same unconditional love for animals in need who are still waiting to find families.

Each animal we help through this generous match will help keep Alex’s spirit alive. Playfully comical puppies will honor his sense of humor, crafty kittens will remind us of his intelligence and wit, and faithful old dogs help us remember his calm and gentle demeanor.

Every animal deserves to be loved and every animal lover deserves to be remembered. Please make a generous gift today and it will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, by the family of Alex Sterling. 

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845 Meadow Ln N
Golden Valley, MN 55422

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