The Babinski Foundation

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We strive to ensure a safe, healthy, and loving environment that will provide temporary shelter for abandoned, stray, and surrendered animals and to find each animal a new and prosperous home.

The Babinski Foundation is a private 501c3 animal shelter located in Pequot Lakes, MN. We are a safe place to surrender dogs and cats. We also are a stray drop off facility for stray cats and dogs. Please contact our intake manager to schedule a surrender or stray drop off.



About the Founder

The Babinski Foundation was established in 2010 by Donald Babinski owner and founder of Babinski Properties. Donald was working tirelessly to get the animal shelter opened which was his dream. Donald Babinski tragically passed away August 11th, 2014. His surviving family and friends would not let his dream vanish, the building was completed December 2015, and did a soft open January 2016. The Babinski Foundation grand opening was August 12th, 2017. Donald's dream was finally realized, but we will continue to work hard and hopefully make him proud for years to come.

I will give these animals the shot they need to find a great home.
— Donald Babinski


How do I surrender my pet if I can't keep it?

Intakes are by appointment. For all questions regarding intake, please contact our intake manager at +1 218 568 5622 or by e-mail at


How do I report animal abuse?

You can do so by calling the Minnesota Federated Humane Societies at +1 877 826 4625.


Does the Babinski Foundation offer a microchip clinic?

Yes! The Babinski Foundation will implant microchips into both cats and dogs for $15 plus sales tax, the chip is monitored by 24PetWatch. Schedule your appointment today by calling (218) 568-5622. Click the button for additional information about microchiping.


Does the Babinski Foundation offer veterinary services to the public?

At this time we don't offer any veterinary services to the public, however, it may be a possibility in the future.


Can I board my pet at the Babinski Foundation?

No, the Babinski Foundation is not a boarding facility.


What is the pickup fee for stray return?

If this is the first time your animal was brought to the Babinski Foundation and we did not administer vaccinations or treatments, there is no return fee. If the vaccinations and treatments are administered, there is a $40 plus tax charge. A $2/day fee will also be assessed until the stray hold is up. If the animal is a repeat return, after the third time there is an additional $30 charge. That will increase by $10 each repeat visit. Full payment of the return fee must be made before the release of the animal. If the animal remains at the facility over the stray hold period set by each city, the animal becomes the property of the Foundation.