The Mesabi Humane Society

We cover more than 6000 square miles of St Louis County and provide animal control services to many communities. Our mission is to promote humane animal treatment through sheltering, alteration, adoption, and community education.  

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Buy Opt to Adopt    and visit an animal shelter via the game board. Questions and other types of cards help players learn about dogs, cats, volunteering, and animal shelters.  The game includes fun pet facts and information on effective pet care and animal responsibility to help families and youth make informed decisions on caring for cats and dogs. Your purchase helps fund the animal rescue efforts and educational mission of The Mesabi Humane Society.



Do you want to help animals find loving homes and make their wait in the shelter as positive and comfortable as we can? Do you want to have fun and meet amazing people? You can help in the shelter or at home by fostering an animal. We rely on the support of volunteers. Your help can make all the difference.

The Mesabi Humane Society relies on financial support from the community to help us create a sustainable, more effective humane society for the animals that come to us and the residents in our community. We can’t continue our vital work for animals without the support of generous individuals and businesses. Please, consider making a donation to help us care for the shelter’s animals today - or in the future, as you plan your estate. Thank you on behalf of the animals we work for every day.

Petfinder, the largest online pet adoption website, serves all North America. Supporting our mission, we collaborate with Petfinder to help ensure more animals find their forever homes. The list of adoptable animals is regularly updated with new and available pets that are looking for families to love and be loved.

We rescued 120 cats and kittens this year from a hording situation in St. Louis County. We have  vaccinated, spayed, neutered and cared for them and need help paying our vet bills. All but eight now have their purr-fect homes. Please donate what you can now.

Shelter Hours:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Friday: Appointment Only
Saturday-Sunday: 12p.m.-4p.m.
Closed on Holidays 

Due to the Covid-19 concerns, we will taking appointments for viewing and adoptions. Please call the shelter to make an appointment

Shelter Address

2305 Southern Drive
Virginia, MN 55792


Telephone: 218-741-7425


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2305 Southern Dr, Virginia, MN 55792, USA

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