About Us

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

In September of 1999, a small group of dedicated volunteers with years of experience caring for animals came together for the sole purpose of building a spacious, new shelter to help homeless and abandoned animals from the Wright County area.

Completed January 2002

We set an ambitious goal to raise $20,000 in our first year and at the end of that year, realized more than three times that amount. At the end of our second year, having been gifted a parcel of land for our new facility, we moved forward with plans to break ground.

Our 4,000th animal

In January of 2002 we opened the doors of our new shelter to the public with space for more than 30 cats and kittens and 20 dogs and puppies.

From our birth to the opening of the new facility, we helped more than 950 animals through a network of about 40 foster homes. As of May 2011, we have helped more than 5,700 animals.

"Smile for the camera, kitty cat!"

We owe our success to many good-hearted people.  Those who have provided temporary homes for needy animals, those who have helped us financially, and those who volunteer their time and talents so that we may continue to make a difference for so many animals.

As a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, we operate on limited resources with gifts and contributions from people who care about animals.

Allen reading our informational brochures

Major Areas of Concentration:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Education
  • Fund Raising
  • Volunteer involvement is essential to carry out the dream of helping animals.