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

Click here for more info.
Find us on Facebook! Lots of news & updates, everyone is
doing a great job with it!
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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
Northwoods Humane Society
Christmas At the Shelter
Click here for  more holiday ideas

1.  Saturday, December 6th  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mulberry Street will be hosting a day of shopping for NHS
– located on highway 63 North in Cable.  Cable also has
their Holiday Festival this weekend.     

2.  Saturday, December 6th from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
will be hosting their Community Give Back event.  
This fun time is open to the public – they serve
beverages, food and the band Been There Done That will
be playing their great rock and roll.  Timber Ford will be
presenting checks to 10 area non-profits and the
Northwoods Humane Society is grateful to be one of them.  
Come join us!     

3.  Can you help with Core Value Crunchers – Hayward
Intermediate School - Tis the holiday season. We will be
starting the CVC on Monday, Dec. 8th at 1:00 at the IS in
my room (405).  We would LOVE to have you join us and
bring a friend or a few.  Each day two classes will be
mixing, rolling, and baking on Monday, Tuesday, and
Thursday from 1:00-2:30.  Friday will be our assembly line
of bagging, tying, and boxing.  We are going to have 3
classes in there at a time.  If you could join us any of those
days we sure could use the extra hands and would really
appreciate it!  My goal is $1,000 again this year...I hope we
meet it!     Any questions please contact me (715-638-

Marketplace Foods has the special Holiday shopping
event going on for the Northwoods Humane Society and
the food shelf – just pick a bag of food and they will add it
to your purchases and they will deliver it to the shelter.  
Super easy way to give to the animals.     

5.  Do you shop on  If yes, you can go to – just the same as – but
you can choose to have .5% of each purchase go to the
Northwoods Humane Society in Hayward – another easy
way to help the animals.   Click on the link to the right.

6.  The NHS Thrift Shop is doing well – thank you to
everyone one for bringing in such nice donations.  We are
always in need of more donations – remember the
boutique section takes nice clothing for adults, shoes,
purses, scarves and of course jewelry.  Books, linens,
tools – hand and power, craft supplies, collectibles  - all
appreciated and needed.  If you need holiday stocking
stuffers – stop in and check out what we have!     

  Happy Holidays Everyone!

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