Mending Spirits Animal Rescue is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) 100 percent volunteer foster-based animal rescue in Mankato, MN. We serve vast communities in need throughout Minnesota and all over the United States.
Founded in October of 2013, MSAR's dedicated volunteers of over 230 members have successfully enabled rescue for over 4,500 animals consisting of roughly 30 different species!
In 2023 we endured costly medical expenses. We spent almost 100K just on veterinary care. All of MSAR's dedicated volunteers are unpaid. That means when you donate, funds go directly towards our greatest expense - medical bills.
Mending Spirits Animal Rescue is different than a shelter. All our animals stay in homes with loving foster providers. Our animals receive love, healthcare, shelter, safety, nutrition, and everything they need to set them on a path to a forever home.
We maintain an average of 200+ animals in care ranging from dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, rabbits, and other small animals, plus farm animals. We are one of the only all-animal rescues in southern Minnesota!
MSAR's animals are provided:
We successfully rescue animals from animal impound, high-kill facilities, owner surrenders, cruelty cases, strays, and puppy mills then place them into well-paired, permanent homes.
We serve as a rescue for the community too and educate and advocate for responsible pet ownership, pet retention tools, overpopulation control, affordable spaying/neutering services, behavioral management and training, and proper preventative and maintenance care.
A few spirits that have been mended!