With the recent tragic events that have happened in Cloquet, we'd also like to remind people that not all pit bulls are trained to hurt people or animals. We have and have had some very lovable pit bulls at our facility.  We've had some very successful adoptions to loving families.  We are not intending to minimize what recently happened by any means - this was tragic.  No animal should ever have to be a victim.  Please don't judge a breed by what humans have done to a few.  Thank you.


December 2016

Friends of Animals named Best Animal Rescue Shelter

We received word from the producers of the Hollywood, California based Official Best Of production company that we've been honored as recipients of the Best Animal Rescue Shelter in Minnesota for 2016!

Official Best Of (OBO) provides TV & web viewers with the official best places to visit in America.  Recipients of the distinnction receive a fully produced promotional video to use for their organization's marketing purposes.  After all features are produced for the year, they are compiled into a television program.  Features have aired on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and The Discovery Channel.  Additionally, each individual feature is available to view online at www.officialbestof.com.

You can view the video by clicking on or pasting this link into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMEPEX6PxuI  The video features recently retired executive director Cindy Haglin.  


June 2014

California Girl - One of our kitties caught the eye of a California woman, here is Sheena's story!  This is old news, but it just shows how animals can touch our hearts.  http://www.pinejournal.com/content/california-here-i-come