The Northwoods Humane Society – become a part of NHS and make a
positive difference in the lives of animals in need and those that love
The mission of the Northwoods Humane Society (NHS) is to provide a
sheltered environment for unwanted animals. NHS will work to find
appropriate homes for animals, provide medical care as needed and
work to socialize and train to increase their success in a home
The Northwoods Humane Society will actively work to promote
responsible pet ownership with an emphasis on the need for spay and
neutering of pets. NHS will work will all factions of the community to
address the needs of animals in the community.
Location & Hours Open to Public:
Located Four Miles East of Hayward on Highway 77 East
Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Primary Shelter includes:
16 indoor dog kennels
Outdoor play area for dogs and outdoor kennels for bathroom breaks
Two cat rooms with 20 cat kennels each and play area
Two outdoor play areas for cats
Isolation area for cats in transition
Laundry room and Food Prep room
Office and Visitation Room
Training Center includes:
Seven Indoor/outdoor runs for dogs in transition
Cat Isolation area for ill cats
‘Other’ room for bunnies, birds etc.
Grooming room with walk-in shower
Training and indoor exercise area
Food and Equipment Storage
The 85 Acres of Grounds include:
Two miles of walking trails
The Bark Park – open to the community
Outdoor Pavilion for meetings, picnics and gatherings
Meet and Greet area for owned and NHS dogs
Animal Care Includes:
Appropriate vaccinations including rabies shots
Spay or Neutering
fecal checks and worming
Basic obedience training
CVI Veterinary Health Certification for dogs
All animals stay with us until the right home is found
Community Outreach Programs:
Providing Financial Assistance for the spay and neutering of owned
Providing dog houses for outside dogs
Providing pet food for area food shelves
Providing financial assistance for pet medical needs
Providing pet education
Providing consultation on animal behavior issues
Financial Needs Are Met Through:
NHS Thrift Shop
Aluminum Can Recycling
NHS Newsletter published twice a year
Weekly articles in the Sawyer County Record and Sawyer County
Facebook Page and website
Alecia Austin – Shelter Manager
Lisa Lew – Assistant Shelter Manager
Shelter Staff – Kim Molitor, Mike Canik, Amber Phillips
Caretaker – Diane Kline
NHS Board of Directors:
Deanna Persson, Pam Warner, Regina Petty, Michelle Forrester, Linda
Graham, Ron Wegener, Donna Dreczko, Kim Kral Barbara Hoeft,
Chuck Newton, Lori Butala, Kim Pfister, Shirley Armstrong
NHS Officers and Committee Chairs:
Deanna Persson – President, Lori Butala – Vice President,
Charmaine Metziner – Corresponding Secretary,
Barbara Sealey – Recording Secretary, Marcia McIntosh – Treasurer,
Sara Curtis – Pet Education, Frank Metzinger – Aluminum Can
Dale Shaw – Coin House Collection, Dick Langton – Thrift Shop
The NHS is a nonprofit 501(C)3 organization and receives NO funds from
any local, state or federal government. We are a "no-kill" shelter.
State of WI Licensed & Inspected, License No. 267329-DS
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| Northwoods Humane Society Wine Label Competition 2016
Want to see your artwork featured on a bottle of wine? The Northwoods Humane
Society, Hookstone Winery and Art Beat of Hayward are sponsoring this
opportunity. The selected piece of art will be featured on a cabernet which will be
sold at Hookstone Winery.
The winner of the competition will receive $300 and three bottles of wine featuring
their artwork. The selected artwork will become the property of the Northwoods
Humane Society and will be auctioned off at Art For Animals on June 18, 2016. The
event is held at the Flat Creek Inn. A limited number of reproductions of the
winning piece will be available for sale at Art For Animals and at Hookstone Winery
and Art Beat during the summer. A percentage of any wine sold with the Art For
Animals artwork will be given to the Northwoods Humane Society by Rick Hallajcsk,
owner of Hookstone Winery which is located on Main Street in Hayward.
Guidelines for submitting the work:
All work must be submitted in a 4 x 3.5 ratio or 4 inches high by 3 ½” wide, 8” high
X 7” wide or 16” high x 14” wide or large in the same ratio.
Subject of artwork must be publicaly appropriate and cannot contain trademark
symbols, words, flags, military or governmental insignia.
Work should have been completed within the past year and not shown in area
galleries or exhibits.
Artists may submit up to three images. Medium for artwork is open to any 2D
medium including but not limited to: watercolor, oil, pastel, pencil, acrylic,
photography, collage, multimedia and digital art.
Work maybe submitted on-line with the subject “NHS Wine Label” to
firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Art Beat of Hayward on a CD at P. O. Box 900 –
Hayward, WI 54843. Artwork must be submitted by Tuesday, March 22, 2016
All entries must include the name, address, phone and e-mail of the artist along
with a description of the work which should include the medium, size, title and
value. Entries should not be framed. Work on paper should provide an unaltered
border for matting. The winning original artwork will be framed by Art Beat.
Work will be judged by a professional artist/graphic designer. The winner will be
notified on Monday, March 29, along with a posting on the Northwoods Humane
Society Facebook site, followed by an area press release.
The winning original Artwork must be delivered to Art Beat of Hayward by Saturday,
April 2. For more information contact Deanna Persson at 715-634-4543 or 715-934-
Link to Fall/Winter Newsletter-click here
Monthly Training Workshops at NHS
Saturday morning April 9th the first in a series of training workshops was held at
the shelter. Cindi McGrath is offering these workshops free to shelter adopted
dogs, although donations to the shelter are more than welcome. All others are
welcome for a minimum $25 donation to Northwoods Humane Society. Five NHS
adoptees attended the first workshop – Clyde, August, Teddy, Ella, and Kajun –
along with their owners, enjoyed a fun and informative 90 minutes learning “This
Way!” Canine’s Way of training dogs and working to solve problem behaviors.
Cindi begins each workshop by asking dog owners, “What would you most like to
get out of this workshop for your dog or puppy?” Workshops focus on teaching
nice manners on-leash, attention & recall, along with other practical behaviors.
Individual questions are answered and training troubles resolved during these
fun and informative workshops. Mark your calendars for upcoming workshops:
May 7th, June 4th and July 9th. Workshops will continue monthly through the
year; follow the shelter’s Facebook page or Cindi’s This Way Canines Facebook
page for postings.