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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Regina Petty, volunteer and dog
Northwoods Humane Society

The Ahh…….Moment

The Northwoods Humane Society is seeking video
moments of your pets when you said  “Ahh……
that is so cute” or “Ahh ….I can’t believe she did
that!” or Ahh…..That is so funny!”

These “Ahh…….Moments!” will be used for our
summer fundraiser- Applause For Paws -  which
will be held at the Park Center on June 13.  The
event will feature comedian Mike Brody, who has
performed on Comedy Central, preceded with a
cocktail party and the music of Tom Nigbor.

The “Ahh …..Moment”  submissions should be no
more than 60 seconds and may be given to the
Northwoods Humane Society on disc, memory
stick or e-mailed to   There
is a committee that will review all of the
submissions and the top four will each receive two
tickets to the Applause For Paws event.
Submissions should be received by the
Northwoods Humane Society by June 2.  Discs
and memory sticks may be mailed to NHS – P. O.
Box 82 – Hayward, WI or dropped off at the NHS
Shelter or at Art Beat of Hayward.  Discs and
memory sticks will be returned and available at the
NHS Shelter after the event.

All submissions should be labeled with the name
of the pet or pets, the owner's name, mailing
address, telephone number and e-mail address.  By
submitting the “Ahh…. Moments” it is assumed
that NHS has permission to use them for Applause
For Paws,  other NHS events when appropriate
and to post on the NHS Facebook page.  The
committee for the “Ahh…..Moments” is co-chaired
by Mark Lastrup and Steve Umland.
For more information call Deanna Persson at 715-
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