Twin Cities societies merge
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, January/February 2007:
ST. PAUL–The three largest humane societies serving the
Minneapolis-St. Paul area merged, effective on January 1, 2007,
becoming a single entity with five shelters, more than 200 workers,
a combined annual budget of about $8.5 million, net assets of $23.1
million, and as yet no unified name. Former Animal Humane Society
of Golden Valley president Martha McPhee heads the new organization.
Former Humane Society for Companion Animals director Janelle Dixon
will direct operations. The third partner in the merger is the
Greater West Humane Society.
“We all worked together after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita,”
said McPhee. “We realized that with collaboration we could do much
more. This merger is driven by our mission.”