Our shelter is licensed by the MN Board of Animal Health (MN 139638). We are inspected annually.
The concerns, direction, and management of the affairs of Pennington County Humane Society are overseen by the board of directors.
Only members of Pennington County Humane Society are eligible for election as directors. Any member elected as a director who is under the age of 18 will not have voting privileges. No person employed by or receiving compensation for services from a humane society; no person who derives his or her livelihood or any significant income from the purchase, sale, use, care or commercial exploitation of animals; and no person convicted of cruelty to animals or who engages or has engaged in blood sports involving animals may be a director.
The members of the board of directors are elected at annual meetings by the members of Pennington County Humane Society and serve for terms of three years each.
The board of directors is composed of not fewer than five nor more than nine members. The board of directors has the power to add to their number such additional members as necessary to increase their number to 9. At any time when the number of directors in office is fewer than five, the directors remaining in office will add to their number until there are not fewer than five directors in office, but no act of Pennington County Humane Society will be void at any time merely because there are fewer than five directors in office.
In case any director ceases to be a director during his or her term, his or her successor will be chosen by the board to serve until the next annual meeting of the members. At such meeting the members will elect a director to fill the unexpired term.