Who We Are


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, Pet Haven

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

Treasurer: Cathy Crane, Minnesota Spay Neuter Project

Secretary: Bobbie Baumann, Humane Society of Kandiyohi & Meeker Counties

Caroline Hairfield, Minneapolis Animal Care and Control

Philip Henrichs, Leech Lake Legacy

Keri Heise, Animal Allies

Marilou Chanrasmi, Native America Humane Society

Kathy Mock, Animal Humane Society