Animal Humane Society receives $3 million donation from former Toro CEO


Ken Melrose, the former CEO of the Toro Company, gave the Animal Humane Society in Minnesota $3 million, a record donation.

The Animal Humane Society has been operating for 142 years and this donation will go toward “the changing needs of animals and people in Minnesota.”

“This generous gift recognizes the important place animals hold in our lives and our communities - and it will help us advance the way we protect and care for animals in need for decades to come,” AHS President and CEO Janelle Dixon said in a statement.

The money will also go toward a first-of-its-kind adoption and animal care center.

“Animal Humane Society is one of the most sophisticated and forward-thinking humane organizations in the nation,” Melrose said, according to KSTP. “I am excited to invest in their vision for the future of animal welfare.”