About Us


Minnesota Partnership for Animal Welfare is a collective voice dedicated to the humane treatment of animals in Minnesota through legislation, training, programs and support services.


MnPAW envisions a future where our leadership, advocacy, and training builds a strong collaborative network of animal welfare organizations within Minnesota; promote humane practices and laws for all animals; and decreases the number of unwanted, lost and neglected companion animals.

Board of Directors

President: Kate Mudge

Vice-President: Christine Coughlin, Humane Society of the United States

Caroline Hairfield, Minneapolis Animal Care and Control

Secretary: Kelly Simer, Carver Scott Humane Society

Shannon Glenn, My Pitbull is Family

Emily Spurgeon, Animal Allies

Marilou Chanrasmi, Native America Humane Society

Kathy Mock, Animal Humane Society

Michelle Dosson, Best Friends Animal Society

Chris Maddox, The Rescue Crew

Beth Paris, 4 Pits Sake Rescue

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Mailing Address

7701 Golden Valley Road
PO Box 27554
Minneapolis, MN 55427