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Don't forget to stop by and shop at the annual St. Francis Animal Rescue garage sale. There will be hundreds of items to choose from, all reasonably priced. All the proceeds from the sale will go directly to caring for the homeless animals in our program. 

Join us Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 19, 20 and 21 at 10152 John Trail in Chisago City!

Kitten Season!

Kitten Season is here! St. Francis Animal Rescue is in need of volunteers who would like to care for these little balls of fluff until we are able to find them a new loving home. Please contact us at 612-387-4869 if you would like additional information on becoming a foster volunteer.   


2021 - A new year with new challenges

2021 continues to provide challenges. We understand the difficulties people are facing and how hard it has been to adjust to a new “normal”. We all continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing and disinfect as often as we can, but it certainly doesn’t feel normal.

 It doesn’t feel normal for rescue organizations either. Although we are still taking in hundreds of injured, abandoned and homeless pets, due to COVID we have a much smaller volunteer base to care for these animals. We are no longer able to continue our dog program or hold public adoption events and fundraisers. We have adapted by carefully holding one-on-one adoptions and online fundraisers.  

Because of our challenges, we have chosen to place our focus on cats for the time being. They are wonderful, loving pets and deserve the chance to have a safe, happy life. As more and more people are able to receive the COVID vaccine and daily living moves closer to what we consider normal, we hope our rescue organization will soon be able to run at full capacity. Until then, we thank you all for your continued support. 


We know that not everyone is able to adopt a pet, but you can still make a big difference in the life of a homeless dog or cat. 

St. Francis Animal rescue makes every effort to find loving homes for the special needs animals in our care. Sadly, some of the dogs and cats that come to us have been abused or neglected, and others are injured or suffer chronic illnesses. St. Francis provides lifelong care for any animal that does not get adopted. 

Sponsoring an animal provides a way for you to help us cover the ongoing veterinary care these animals require. Even though you are not adopting, a single donation or a monthly commitment can go a long way in helping us care for the animal you choose to sponsor.   

Adoption Update!

We are very excited to announce that St. Francis Animal Rescue has begun doing pet adoptions again. Although we are not at the point where we are able to hold our Saturday adoption events at our partnering PetSmart stores, we are able to do adoptions on a one-on-one basis. 

Because the spread of COVID-19 is still a concern, we ask that anyone interested in adopting a pet submit their application online. A St. Francis volunteer will contact each applicant after the application has been reviewed.  

Applicants must follow the below guidelines when attending an animal meet and greet and/or adopting a new pet:

  • Applicants may bring only one guest 
  • Applicants and guest must be in good health and must not have been exposed to COVID-19, experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or travelled outside the state or country within the last 14 days
  • Applicants and guest must wear a mask or fabric covering over their nose and mouth
  • Applicants must sanitize their hands before and after the meet and greet/adoption
  • Applicants must bring their own pet carrier

If an applicant has any questions or concerns, please contact St. Francis at or 612-387-4869.

Thank you for your patience and your continued support.












P.O. Box 256 •  Forest Lake, MN 55025  •  (612) 387-4869 •  stfrancisaar [ at ]