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If you are looking for a pet, skip the pet store and head over to an animal shelter. If you need more information about animal adoption you can log onto the Humane Society website or head down to a local animal rescue in your city or county and speak to a volunteer. Before looking for your new dog or cat there are some animal shelter terms that you should become familiar with.

  • Animal Rescue or Shelter - An animal protection foundation that fights against pet cruelty. There are no-kill animal shelters which find homes for animals and do not put unwanted ones to sleep.
  • Adopt - To take care of an animal as one's own. Animal shelters allow people to adopt puppies and kittens for little to no cost.
  • Stray - A pet that roams or wanders without a definite home. Dogs and cats become strays after being abandoned by their original owners.
  • Pound - A facility where stray animals can wind up after being found on the street, rescued or given up by their owners. Foster homes are needed for these animals so that they do not have to be put to sleep.
  • Breeding - Reproducing offspring. People should have their pets fixed to avoid accidental breeding and unwanted offspring.
  • Abuse - Pet rescuers save dogs and cats from abusive situations and owners. They will often rescue them when an owner has been abusive, hurtful and neglectful to an animal. Animal abuse is prevalent at puppy mills and it is imperative that these puppies and kittens be rescued and sent to a loving home.
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    Hibbing Animal Shelter
    11215 Highway 37, Hibbing, MN 55746
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    (218) 262-1900
    User Review: "I have visted the hibbing animal shelter and I was very happy to see the way the take care of the animals they are so kind..."
    Animal Shelter
    2627 Courtland St, Duluth, MN 55806
    (218) 723-3259
    Animal Rescue Federation Care & Adoption Center
    2225 Hill Ave, Superior, WI 54880
    (715) 394-7387
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    Hibbing, MN 55746
    (218) 929-9846
    Grace House
    501 Sw 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (218) 326-2790
    City Government City of Cohasset
    305 Nw 1st Ave, Cohasset, MN 55721
    (218) 328-6225
    Almost Home Animal Shelter
    2283 Highway 23, Mora, MN 55051
    (320) 679-5376
    Animal Control Enforcement Services
    119 3rd Ave Ne, Brainerd, MN 56401
    (218) 829-0991
    Heartland Animal Rescue Team
    15494 Dellwood Dr, Brainerd, MN 56401
    (218) 829-4141
    Animal Control
    2305 Southern Dr, Virginia, MN 55792
    (218) 741-7435
    Ruff Star Rescue
    604 1st St, Princeton, MN 55371
    (763) 631-0805
    Isanti County Humane Society
    215 Po Box, Isanti, MN 55040
    (763) 689-2334
    Central Minnesota Animal Care & Control
    1021 S Benton Dr, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
    (320) 257-0103
    Camp Comfort Kennel
    7280 260th St, Wyoming, MN 55092
    (651) 462-4614
    Northwood Homeless Shelters
    116 Maple St W, Amery, WI 54001
    (715) 268-5730

    Animal shelters deal with the problem of unwanted pets and sometimes large animals and livestock. They may take in anything or specialize in a specific species such as dogs or horses. Many counties in the United States have a humane society. Animal control may also operate a 'pound' where homeless animals are held until they can be adopted. Unfortunately, many shelters eventually run out of space and may euthanize animals to make room. Adult animals are generally harder to place than puppies and kittens. An animal control facility also holds lost and stray animals until their owners can be found. Rescues may operate in the same way as shelters, or as networks that employ foster homes to take care of the animals. Most rescues are species specific and many focus on a specific breed, especially cat and dog rescues. Rescues are generally set up as charitable foundations and may have a board of directors. A county or city facility, on the other hand, may be arranged as part of the local government or through the local humane society. Rescues and shelters may also deal with cases of cruelty and abuse. Abusers are often expected to surrender their animals to a shelter or animal control center. Many animals that end up in shelters are abandoned, others are given up by their owners for financial or personal reasons. Some rescues may also help owners place animals without actually taking physical custody. Animal shelters are something of a sad necessity. In cases of deliberate neglect or abuse, animals may have to be held as evidence and their recovery photographically documented.
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