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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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
Northwoods Humane Society
                       Rock and Roll Benefit

The band “Been There Done That” will be hosting a fundraiser event
for the Northwoods Humane Society and The Park Theater.  The
event will be held on Saturday, October 25 at the new Loggers Mill
located on Highway B, next to M & M Rental in Hayward.  Music will
start at 8 p.m.

The band “Been There Done That” is known for its great rock and
roll from the 50’s and 60’s plus. Members of the band include Ray
Austin on drums, Tom Berlage on bass, Pete Sievert and Mike
Persson on guitar, Dennis Marienfeld on saxophone, Lea Marienfeld
on flute, Shelley Turner on keyboards and Ronda Passolt, Carol
Braun, Julie Kahl and Randy Schwartzhoff on vocals.  Some of their
fans’ favorites include “Black Magic Woman” and “Mustang Sally”
featuring Randy Schwartzhoff on vocals.  Lea Marienfeld always
brings cheers with featured flute solo in House of The Rising Sun.  If
you are an Eagles fan, you won’t want to miss Carol Braun’s “Hotel
California”.  The crowd is moved to dancing with Mike Persson’s
singing “Old Time Rock And Roll.”  Ray Austin brings the crowds to
their feet with “Wipe Out”.  The whole group brings Fleetwood Mac
alive when they perform “Rhiannon”.

“We really enjoy making music together and being able to do it as a
fundraiser for the Northwoods Humane Society and The Park
Theater, makes it even more fun,” stated Mike Persson.  “The
Loggers Mill” owners have been very welcoming.  People can come
out before the music starts or even while we are playing and have a
bite to eat or enjoy snack during the evening.  There will be a cash

This event is open to the public.   Again, it will take place on
Saturday, October 25 at the Loggers Mill in Hayward beginning at 8 p.
m.  A free will donation will be taken at the door.  All proceeds will go
to the Northwoods Humane Society and The Park Theater – both
non-profit 501c3 organizations.