Minnesota Federated Humane Societies appointed state humane agents are essential to our organization and to Minnesota. They investigate cases and reports of animal abuse, neglect, torture and cruelty across the state and work hand in hand with law enforcement, city and county attorneys and government officials 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 state and county humane agents to do the important work we do every day. Our state humane agents conduct welfare checks, provide education, investigate suspected animal welfare violations, help to provide and enforce compliance agreements, further investigate cases of animal abuse, cruelty, torture and neglect and lawfully holding those responsible for these crimes accountable.
Qualifications for applying to be a MFHS trainee to become an appointed state humane agent:
Be at least 18 years old.
Be a US citizen.
Have a valid driver's license in your state of residence.
Received your high school diploma, GED equivalent.
Be trained or experienced in the area of animal abuse and cruelty such as a certified animal control officer or in law enforcement and/or have other relevant experience, training or certifications in the areas of animal welfare and care.
Not have any record of felony convictions of any kind, gross misdemeanors, or disqualifying misdemeanors. Minnesota peace officers have similar requirements. See 6700.0700 - MN Rules Part.
Possess a valid Minnesota driver’s license.
Submit to a thorough background search.
Not registered as a predatory offender
Be detailed oriented and a good communicator both verbally and written.
Have a healthy respect for and care about animals, your communities and the law, and want to help make Minnesota communities better and safer by helping to enforce and uphold laws, regulations and ordinances pertaining to animal welfare laws and public safety.
What You Will Receive:
Training paid by MFHS and provided by NACA on investigating cases of animal abuse, torture, 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.