Including your pets in severe weather plans

Severe weather season has arrived in Minnesota. Hopefully you have a severe weather plan in place for your family, but do those plans include your pets? Alison Shramel from the Animal Humane Society joined the FOX 9 Morning News to talk about what your "pet go kit" should include and how to prepare if disaster strikes.

Animal Humane Society to host career workshops

Many kids love animals and are curious to explore a future involved with taking care of pets. The Animal Humane Society is hosting Future Vet Workshops and education summer camps. Education coordinator or AHS, Rachel Dashiell, explains what to expect.

A day in the life of an AHS volunteer

The Walk for Animals is coming up in just a few weeks, and while it's a major component of fundraising for the Animal Humane Society, there's another crucial piece of the puzzle that helps the organization on a daily basis. Volunteers are at the heart of daily life for AHS. Alix Kendall took a trip to the shelter in Golden Valley to see the hard work and dedication that goes into helping families find their forever homes.

AHS Volunteer Appreciation Week

Volunteers are a crucial part of the daily operations at the Animal Humane Society. From in-shelter support to at-home foster care, volunteers do a lot to help out. That's why AHS is recognizing their work as part of Volunteer Appreciation Week. Jen Rickert from AHS joined the FOX 9 Morning News to talk about the exciting opportunities if you'd like to volunteer.

Volunteer week at Animal Humane Society

It's volunteer week at the Animal Humane Society. Jen Rickert of the Animal Humane Society brought puppy Harper to FOX 9 to discuss their volunteers and the upcoming Walk for Animals.

Countdown to AHS ‘Walk for Animals’

In one month, the Animal Humane Society will host its annual “Walk for Animals” at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds for its largest fundraiser of the year. Preparations are currently underway, and two special guests joined FOX 9 to help spread the word. Visit to learn more.

AHS teaches kids about pet body language

Do your kids know how to read a pet's body language? Sometimes the cues can be hard to pick up on if a dog or cat is feeling anxious or overwhelmed. The team at the Animal Humane Society teamed up with local dog treat company "Must Be Ruff" to host a presentation for kids at Weaver Lake Elementary School in Maple Grove.

Rusty is FOX 9's pick of the litter

Meet this week's pick of the litter from the Minnesota Animal Humane Society. This is "Rusty." He is a 5-year-old Australian Shepard miniature mix. AHS says he is a curious and laid-back dog who loves people. He is looking for a family that will help him continue working on his manners. He needs to go to a home without other dogs. "Rusty" is available at the Coon Rapids location. To learn more about him and other available animals head over to Animal Humane Society website.

AHS offers Paint My Pet classes

Looking for a great gift for the pet owner in your life? The Animal Humane Society is offering up a series of "Paint My Pet" classes perfect for nearly every age. All proceeds benefit the Animal Humane Society's mission to help local animals.

What Thanksgiving foods your pet can and can’t eat

As you’re cooking your Thanksgiving dinner, you may be tempted to share some with your pet. But the Animal Humane Society (AHS) says to be cautious when sharing your favorite foods.

Pet rescue sees more need, less donations

A pet recue in Princeton is getting requests to surrender pets more and more, just as donations have dwindled as well. FOX 9’s Rose Schmidt has the details.