“We are very proud to support Animal Ark as it helps 800 dogs and cats annually find a new home.”

Lu Hang, Loan Officer/Financial Specialist, Nonprofits Assistance Fund

Animal Ark is a Minnesota-based animal welfare organization that embraces and follows a no kill philosophy in its work to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome 800 of Minnesota’s lost and homeless companion animals every year.

Founded almost 40 years ago, Animal Ark maintains an agreement with its local animal control/impound center for Hastings and Rosemount, Minnesota, to accept stray dogs that have not been reclaimed by their families. In addition, it accepts sick and injured strays from within its immediate area who are in need of medical care. Over the years it has built partnerships with local municipal animal control facilities and impound centers in various communities throughout Minnesota to transfer companion animals into its care on a regular basis. It also works with owners facing difficult situations to find rescue for their pets through Animal Ark.

While nothing can compare to the comforts of a home, Animal Ark strives to provide an enriching environment for its shelter animals. With Animal Ark’s staff providing basic medical care and keeping of its shelter animals, a dedicated group of volunteers provides the next level of care, making the rehabilitation of these animals possible.

To be able to install a sprinkler system to protect its building and its guests, Animal Ark requested a loan plus a line of credit for working capital for its programs. NAF is proud to support the Animal Ark as it provides a place for companion animals to be well cared for as they wait for their new loving, forever homes.