First and foremost MnPAW members focus on common goals and are mutually respectful of other animal welfare organizations throughout Minnesota.
Requirements for membership include:
- Based in or have a significant presence (physical or otherwise) in Minnesota
- In good standing legally in the animal welfare community–no action, legal cases, investigations, or history of animal welfare violations
- Members are respectful and professional
MnPAW Partner Membership
- Partner members are focused on animal welfare as their mission
- Partner members may be 501(c)(3) or 501 (c)(4) organizations
- Governmental agencies
- Examples of partner members include municipal and nonprofit animal shelters, rescues, sanctuaries, and advocacy organizations
- MnPAW may request a partner reference (i.e.- veterinary recommendation)
Ground Rules for Participation in the Coalition
- We agree with the mission of the coalition.
- We believe collaboration is the key to success and that we can fulfill our mission by working together.
- We are committed to making the coalition a positive force in the animal-helping community by focusing on the common ground, shared goals, and points of agreement among our members.
- We will not publicly criticize the efforts of the coalition, the members of the coalition, or others in the animal-helping community.
- We are committed to building a consensus with the full participation of all members and will strive to reach decisions all members can accept.
- We support transparency in the coalition’s governance, finances, policies, and programs.
- We will share information regarding our own organization’s activities as they relate to the coalition’s mission and goals (such as intake, adoption, euthanasia, and spay/neuter numbers) so that the coalition’s achievements can be measured.
- We agree that consistency in participation is key to keeping the coalition’s efforts focused and moving forward and will send the same representative(s) to each coalition meeting.