About Us

Who We Are

You may call us at: (651)448-0396.

Our mailing address is: Post Office Box 215, Lake City, MN 55041

The Hiawatha Animal Humane Society was established in 1971. We started out as a small organization having spay/neuter rebates available at local veterinary offices. In 2004, we reorganized and stared many new programs.

Some of our programs available are Seniors for Seniors, Pets for Vets, PAWS (Pet Adoption Without Surrender), and TNR (trap, spay/neuter, return). We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that relies on donations, memberships, and fundraising to allow us to help animals in need. While we do not have a facility, all of our available animals live in foster homes, with real families, while they wait to find their forever home!

Special Programs

Seniors for Seniors

 A senior 60 years old or older may adopt an animal age 6 or older and have the adoption fee waived. This program aides us in successful adoptions for our senior animals and helps provide companionship to the older members of our community.

Pets for Vets

This program was started in 2012. Any military veteran, with a written referral from their health care provider, can adopt any animal and have the adoption fee waived. This program is designed to help our veterans who would benefit from a having a furry companion to keep them company.

Pet Adoption Without Surrender (PAWS)

HAHS will aid pet owners looking to rehome their pet when looking to find a new home for the pet without charging a fee for the animal. This program gives us the opportunity to help you rehome your pet that you are not able to keep.  It also allows you to have control over who is able to adopt your pet. This gives you the chance to use our resources to help you advertise your pet and ensure the best possible match for a new home. We are unable to advertise for pet owners looking to sell their pets for monitary gain.

Trap/Neuter (spay) Return (TNR)

This program is designed to help control the feral (wild) cat population. We work closely with Camp Companion to offer a lower cost opportunity to spay and neuter cats that live in the “wild” so that the cat feral cat  population does not continue to grow. The TNR program returns the cats to the area that they were trapped, thus preventing a new feral cat population from moving into the area.