Our state humane agents are the essential to our organization and to Minnesota. They investigate cases and reports of animal abuse, neglect and cruelty across the state and work hand in hand with law enforcement to help hold those accountable for abusing and neglecting animals and to upload the animal welfare laws.
Unfortunately, animal cruelty happens in all cities, towns and counties in Minnesota, and we need to expand our network of qualified and professional state humane agents in all 87 Minnesota counties. We need state humane agents in several counties, primarily in the more rural areas of the state, and need to appoint and train more agents to do the important work we do every day. Our state humane agents conduct welfare checks, provide education, investigate suspected animal welfare violations and assist law enforcement in investigating cases of animal abuse and cruelty and holding those responsible for these crimes accountable.
Qualifications to be a state humane agent: State humane agents must:
Be trained or experienced in the area of animal abuse and cruelty such as an animal control officer or in law enforcement OR have other relevant experience in the areas of animal welfare and care
Be a licensed driver with a clean driving record, no criminal history
Be detailed oriented and a good communicator both verbally and written
Care about animals and the law, and want to help make Minnesota communities better and safer by helping to enforce and uphold animal welfare laws
What You Will Receive:
Training paid by MFHS and provided by NACA on investigating cases of animal abuse, neglect and cruelty
MFHS badge and state humane agent photo ID to identify you to law enforcement and individuals in the community
Ongoing training and support
Stipends and mileage reimbursements should you choose to be compensated
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING WITH US IN ANOTHER CAPACITY?
If you are interested in becoming a MFHS volunteer but don't have the experience or the interest in becoming a certified state humane agent, contact us at MFHS@mnfedhs.org or go to Contact Us . Please include your name, contact information and in what capacity you would like to volunteer.