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 – Randy Meyer, Kim Molitor, Mike Canik
Courtney Mathewson
Caretaker – Janelle Rogers

NHS Board of Directors:
Deanna Persson, Pam Warner, Regina Petty, Michelle Forrester, Linda
Graham, Ron Wegener, Todd Ostrander, DVM, Kim Kral Barbara Hoeft,
Ed Haugen, DVM, 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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doing a great job with it!
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So Very Important and the lifeblood of our
organization. Consider a New Year's
Resolution to contribute in any way you can.
Nothing you can do is too small.

Ways you can help:
Shelter – cleaning, socializing, office, mow
lawns, repairs
Walk a dog
Cuddle cats in the cat room
NHS Thrift Shop always needs workers
Fund Raising
Coin Houses Collections
Aluminum Can Collections
Baking – dog biscuits and bake sales
Regina Petty, volunteer and dog
The Bark Park, 5 fenced acres.
Public welcome!

Also groomed walking trails to enjoy
the lovely acreage behind the
shelter. Come walk a dog, or bring a
friend and make it a group exercise!
Public Entrance                         Paved parking area & driveway

The lobby, NHS items for sale & memorial tiles
The cat addition, construction
completed 2013
The Thrift Shop on Main Street
    Ready…Set…Bake!     The SWEET Life!

    Northwoods Humane Society will be holding this year’s Party For The Pets at
    The Lumberjack Steakhouse in Hayward on Sunday, March 30th from 3 pm to 6
    pm.  This will be the year of “Conspicuous Consumption.” There will be wine
    and beer tasting, while we sample cheese and fruit trays, along with delicious

    Making it more interesting…. is a dessert making contest offering cash prizes
    (up to $200) for entries in four categories:  Best Overall Taste ($200), Best
    Visual Presentation ($100), Best Chocolate Creation ($100), and Best Dog
    Biscuit ($100).  Just think, if you enter the Most Beautiful, Chocolate Creation
    with the Best Overall Taste – you could win $400!  We will have three local
    chefs judge these entries ….. and one local pooch with discerning taste buds
    will judge the dog biscuit making contest.   

    The entry fee is $25 which includes one ticket to the event.  You can pick up
    entry forms at Art Beat in Hayward, print one off our website at or call Lori Butala at 715-558-1484 or Shirley
    Armstrong at 715-934-4489 to receive via e-mail.   All entry forms must be
    received by Thursday, March 28th.   Desserts must be dropped off at The
    Steakhouse by 12:30 pm the day of the event for judging prior to the 3:00pm

    Not such a great cook?  Tickets are $20 at the door.  There will be
    opportunities to bid on wonderful prize baskets and collect recipes for many
    culinary triumphs!  After a cold winter, this will be a sweet opportunity to treat
    yourself, while supporting our local animals in need.  The Northwoods Humane
    Society is a 501c3 organization.    

    We aren’t counting calories, but we ARE counting on you to join us!
Click here for entry form.