Our state humane agents are the background of our organization. They investigate cases and reports of animal abuse, neglect and cruelty across Minnesota and work hand in hand with law enforcement to hold those accountable for abusing and neglecting animals and to upload the animal welfare laws.
Unfortunately, animal abuse and 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 western part of the state and need to appoint and train at least 52 more agents to do the important work we do every day throughout the state. 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
Be detailed oriented and a good communicator
Care about animals and want to help make Minnesota a safer place for them
What You Will Receive:
Training paid by MFHS and provided by NACA on investigating cases of animal abuse, neglect and cruelty
MFHS uniform and badge to identify you to law enforcement and individuals in the community
All the necessary equipment that you will need to carry out your position as a State Humane Agent with MFHS
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.