Press Release - Cat Thrown from 12-story Balcony In Minneapolis Survives to Find Her Home for Life

The week started dramatically for Home for Life® Animal Sanctuary ( HFL), based in Stillwater, MN when they received notice from Minneapolis Animal Control about a cat in dire need of help: "Rue," named for the French language spelling of the word street, is a one-year-old female tabby and white cat, who struck the pavement after being thrown from a 12th story balcony in a housing building in the city of Minneapolis.

Dandelion Season Arrives at Home for Life: photos by Mark Luinenburg

Dandelion season at Home for Life is short but beautiful. Once a year, Home For Life Animal Sanctuary is covered in yellow flowers—dandelion season! Photographer Mark Luinenburg,'s photos of this time of year have become an annual tradition. Mark made it out to capture this special season for the sanctuary—the carpets of sunshine signify spring is really here at last after a long winter.

Celebrating the animals of Home for Life® at the 2024 Spring Gala with Isabella Rossellini

Image: Two elegant Italian ladies: Isabella with Home for Life's® Italian Greyhound Gianna at the gala. MANY thanks to Katie Thering Photography & Design who provided event photography for Home for Life's Spring Gala! Katie has photographed every Home for Life gala since 2007, when our special guest was Cesar Millan. Learn more about Katie and her collaboration with Home for Life in this blog post she did following our gala with Dr Jane Goodall.