To all of our supporters:

Due to the restrictions that have been mandated by the governor, the Lakes Area Humane Society is limiting our flow of public traffic. We will continue to be open our normal business hours. However, until further notice, we will limit visitors to those with scheduled surrender appointments, authorized impounds of stray animals and those claiming impounded animals. We will still provide adoption services, but ask potential adopters to call the shelter for additional information prior to visiting.

Limiting visitors at this time is to help ensure that our minimal staff and families stay healthy as we are essential to the care of the animals in our shelter. Thank you for your understanding and continued support!

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or to make an appointment at 320-759-2260.

About LAHS

The Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, formed in 1989 by a group of concerned citizens wishing to make a difference for animals in our community.

Donations and fundraising events provide over 70% percent of LAHS funding. Support from businesses and individuals are essential to fulfill our mission.

Donate today to help us, help them!

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Hours & Information

3811 Nevada Street SW Alexandria MN 56308
+1 (320) 759-2260

  • Monday:          12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday:          Closed
  • Wednesday:    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Thursday:        12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Friday:             12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday:         11:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Sunday:            Closed

The shelter is typically closed on most major holidays.

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Some of our services include:

  • Adoptions and Reuniting Lost Pets
  • Impounding and Surrender Service
  • Adoptions Counseling
  • Prevention
  • Dog Obedience Training

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote responsible care and training for household pets through education and public awareness, and when appropriate, to provide a safe and sheltering haven for lost and abandoned animals pending placement in suitable permanent homes.