Headwaters Animal Shelter

A nonprofit organization

$23,052 raised by 93 donors

72% complete

$32,000 Goal

Helping to make a difference in the lives of homeless pets.

Headwaters Animal Shelter

  • Volunteer, nonprofit organization formed in 1997
  • Monthly Meetings
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Website (www.HeadwatersAnimalShelter.org)
  • Opened in April, 2003
  • Licensed for 53 dogs and 100 cats
  • Care for 400-500 animals annually
  • “No-kill” facility
  • 100% pre adoption spay/neuter & microchipping
  • Community spay/neuter assistance program (S.N.A.P.)
  • Employees – Manager, three full time and three part time kennel associates.

Goals and Objectives:

Our shelter has been open since April 2003. As an emerging organization, we have worked hard in these first few years to implement programs to stabilize operations and build financial resources to operate the shelter.  We are an energetic organization with vision and purpose.  We are moving as quickly as possible to expand our mission in and support to our community.


  •  “To aid in the return of lost or stolen animals” – We have a lost and found animal reporting system at the shelter and all animals adopted from the shelter have microchips implanted and are registered on a national pet recovery data base
  •  “Find suitable homes for homeless animals.” – Shelter operations.
  •  “Provide and maintain programs to reduce companion animal overpopulation and euthanasia.” - 100% pre-adoption spay/neuter, “No-kill” shelter, Community spay/neuter assistance through rebates.
  •  “To promote the growth of education and sentiment favorable to the protection of companion animals.” – Quarterly newsletter, newspaper articles.
  • “To Prevent cruelty to companion animals” – Provide information and guidance to citizens who call with questions or concerns.
  • “To assist in the enforcement of laws pertaining to companion animals.” – Provide information and guidance to citizens who call with questions or concern, (we are the only shelter in the county) collaborate with county and local law enforcement for impound and care of cruelty and neglect cases.


Organization Data


Organization name

Headwaters Animal Shelter

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PO Box 573 901 Western Ave S
Park Rapids, MN 56470



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