12:06 PM | Sunday, Could 2, 2021

Two Twin Cities nonprofits merged this month that stretch their providers to the northwest suburbs. Minnetonka-based Secondhand Hounds and Minneapolis-based Individuals & Pets Collectively merged to hold out their mission collectively. Secondhand Hounds focuses on adopting animals via a foster mannequin, whereas Individuals & Pets Collectively operates a pet meals shelf.

Secondhand Hounds would be the guardian group carrying via the mission of every group.

“In rescue we’re all the time making an attempt to avoid wasting animals and bail out a rapidly sinking ship,” defined Rachel Mairose, founding father of Secondhand Hounds.  “We actually by no means take into consideration the basis points. What can we do to resolve these points, so there are much less animals getting into. Like not having houses getting into the shelter scenario coming into rescues.”

Totally different approaches. Frequent objectives.

Individuals & Pets Collectively was began over 10 years in the past to assist individuals hold their pets via a pet meals shelf mannequin.

“Animal welfare notably for domesticated animals has been about rescue, consumption. We’ll take your pet in the event you can’t afford to maintain it. Actually the perfect and least expensive resolution is to maintain the pet in a house the place any person loves it,” mentioned Kim Provider, founding father of Individuals & Pets Collectively.

Secondhand Hounds now supplies pet meals and provides via Individuals & Pets Collectively to pet homeowners on arduous instances. They’ve additionally launched veterinary providers to their foster care and adoption applications.

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