Overview

Green Acres Animal Rescue is a new animal rescue located in Saint Augusta, MN. We established in February 2020 and are a nonprofit 501c3 organization. We believe that animals are a lot like children in the fact that they look to their “parent” to feed them, provide shelter, medical care, a warm place to sleep and time to play. Animals may not be able to talk but a person can tell their emotions by their behavior and actions. It is important for me to be able to provide abandoned, neglected, abused, elderly and animals involved in a disaster or temporary tragedy with a safe environment where they can receive the treatment and care they deserve and hopefully find their “FUR-EVER home”.

We believe that there is a reason behind all animal aggression and ailments. We are willing to work with them and provide the care and training necessary to ensure these animals have a happy and meaningful life. All our pets will be spayed/neutered and given vaccinations and any testing/medication necessary before being sent home to their new owner.

Our shelter’s mission is to provide a second chance to animals and humans alike. We will provide animals to Veterans suffering from PTSD while rehabilitating inmates to become upstanding citizens upon release.  We will work on implementing the Prison Dog Program in our local jails and prisons.

The bond between human and animal is like no other.

Our Team

Sheri Meline – Owner/Director/Board Member
Sheri comes to us with a BA in Criminal Justice Studies and a passion for the care and well-being of animals. Sheri volunteered at other animal shelters and has done a great deal of research in regards to animal safety and care. Sheri wants to utilize her Criminal Justice degree to work with local counties and prisons to offer community service and rehabilitation of parolees. Sheri has also researched the PDP (Prisoner Dog Program) and will utilize this as one of her initiatives for the shelter. Sheri looks forward to operating her own shelter and ensuring the safety and well-being of all animals.

Travis Larson – Board Member
Travis comes to us with a love of animals and dedication to the well-being and fair treatment of animals. Travis brings along many great ideas and has been an intricate part in the facility renovation.

Kathryn Storkamp Board Member
Kathy comes to us with a belief that animals deserve to be treated with love and kindness. Kathy is our innovator for crafts to sell at our shelter store and the creativity behind animal enrichment activities. Kathy puts in a great deal of hours creating and sewing and attending events to help the shelter gain more exposure.

Arianna Zander Board Member
Arianna started volunteering at the shelter shortly after we opened. She adopted one of our kittens and since then has taken pictures of our animals, made cat toys to sell and raise money for the shelter, and helps socialize the cats. Arianna has helped with social media and fundraising ideas and though she has taken a little leave of absence she still cares deeply for the animals.

Colby Storkamp – Board Member
Colby is the property owner and behind all the design, construction, and maintenance of the shelter. Colby has a love of animals and believes in their welfare. Colby has a soft spot for elderly cats and dogs that need that extra special love and attention.