Kitten Caboodle at Animal Allies Humane Society

With the Recent Closure of one Local Shelter, Animal Allies Humane Society is Feeling the Impact

DULUTH, Minn. – Cats keep coming in to Animal Allies Humane Society at record numbers lately, according to shelter staff.

As of Monday, more than 90 cats were in house at the Humane Society.

Right now is known as “kitten season” in the Northland, but the recent closure of Friends of Animals Humane Society in Cloquet isn’t helping matters this year.

Michelle Sternberg with Animal Allies says from April through September, the adoption center fills up with kittens and cats of all ages.

However, Sternberg says the summer of 2018 has become kittywampus.

Changes in neighboring counties including the closing of the humane society to the south, and the shuttering of shelter doors further north in Minnesota mean that more pets than ever before are entering the care of Animal Allies.

Sternberg says the shelter is only capable of comfortably providing care to no more than 50 cats at a time.

Help Today:

Donate: Sponsor a Spay and Neuter procedure and help prevent new litters and send adopted pets home faster.
Volunteer: Click here to sign up for training to become a Cat Buddy or Foster.

Help Furry Friends in the Future:

Do you live in a community that has been affected by these changes? Sternberg suggests to contact your local officials to learn what’s being done to help the homeless pets in your area and how you can help.

Contact City officials:

Carlton County: Sheriff’s Office – 317 Walnut Avenue; Carlton, Minn. 55718 | Phone: 218-384-3236
City of Cloquet: City Administrator – 1307 Cloquet Avenue; Cloquet, Minn. 55720 | Phone : 218-879-3347

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