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

Mission Statement:
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.

Located Four Miles East of Hayward on Highway 77 East

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
Caretaker’s Apartment

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:
Health Check
Appropriate vaccinations including rabies shots
Spay or Neutering
fecal checks and worming
Heart worm testing
Temperament testing
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:
Estate Planning
Memorial Gifts
NHS Thrift Shop
Coin Houses
Aluminum Can Recycling

NHS Newsletter published twice a year
Weekly articles in the Sawyer County Record and Sawyer County
Facebook Page and website
E-mail Blasts

Alecia Austin – Shelter Manager
Lisa Lew – Assistant Shelter Manager
Shelter Staff – Kim Molitor, Mike Canik, Amber Phillips
Courtney Mathewson
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
Dog Training classes will be held at
the new addition at the shelter.
Contact the NHS for the upcoming

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Regina Petty, volunteer and dog
Northwoods Humane Society
2015 Vacation Raffle Poster and
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Mutts and Meows By The Moonlight Tickets on Sale

The Northwoods Humane Society will  host a very special
new event to raise money for the care of the animals at
the shelter.  Mutts and Meows By the Moonlight will be a
gourmet dinner which will be held on Saturday, October
24th at The Lodge on Lake Lac Courte Oreilles.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with champagne and music
by violinist and guitarist Valarie Carr.  Dinner will be
prepared by Chef Mike Canik.  Entre choices include
Prime rib with mushroom risotto, Cornish game hen with
wild rice cranberry pilaf, crab and shrimp stuffed tilapia
served atop wild mushroom risotto and the vegan
offerings are mushroom & spinach lasagna or glazed
maple mustard tempeh strips with collards.  

Appetizers are Shrimp Cocktail our vegan offering is
spice marinated cherry tomatoes, soup – Italian white
Bean and kale or butternut squash, mixed garden green
salad and roasted root vegetables.  Desserts will be
prepared by pastry chef Alecia Austin and will include a
choice of Key Lime cheese cake, extreme chocolate
cheese cake, kahlua and blackberry cheese cake or  
raspberry filled dark chocolate cupcakea  and for the
vegan meal a chocolate, pistachio and raspberry tart.  
Wine will be provided by Hookstone Winery of Hayward.

Each guest will receive a souvenir wine glass.
The event committee includes Lori Butala, Kathy Kisch,
Alecia Austin, Dorey Shriener, Deanna Persson and Mike
Canik.  "This evening will take place in a beautiful setting,
with several fireplaces.  Again, this event is like others
we have, where people are very generous with their
talents.  Both Mike and Alecia are known for their
fabulous food, Lori and Kathy of Nature’s Design will
create a rich atmosphere, Hookstone is always so
supportive of our efforts, as is the Northern Lakes Coop.  
Valarie is sharing her musical talent and Majestic Escapes
invited us as their guest to The Lodge.  Our special
thanks to Bank Mutual for sponsoring the souvenir wine
glasses,” stated  Persson, President of NHS.  “We are
faced with an annual budget of $290,000 which allows us
to care for the over 600 animals that come to us each
year.  We also have a strong proactive community
outreach program for spay and neutering and care of
owned animals.  This gourmet meal will be an opportunity
to support the Northwoods Humane Society and to have a
beautiful evening out.”

Tickets for “Mutts and Meows By The Moonlight” are now
on sale.  Tickets are $50 a person and must be purchased
by October 17th.  Tickets are limited so people are
encouraged to  plan now.  Tickets may be purchased at
the NHS Shelter, Art Beat of Hayward or at the NHS Thrift
Shop.  For more information call the NHS Shelter at 715-
634-5394 or Deanna Persson at 715-634-4543.