Northwoods Humane Society

A pet friendly Halloween party will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Chisago City Community Center as the Northwoods Humane Society hosts their third annual Pet Fest. Pets are encouraged, but are not required to attend.  There will be games for people and pets, prizes, a “Paws Café” for [...]

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Every Monday morning 90-year-old Norman Anderson of Forest Lake heads to Carly’s Cafe in the city’s downtown. Along with his morning coffee he takes the newspaper. And not just one newspaper— he takes the whole recycling bin.

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April is National Volunteer Month, and Northwoods Humane Society is looking for more of them. In 2013, 173 people volunteered at nonprofit animal shelter, donating 16,386 hours and $86,000 worth of work. Northwoods seeks volunteers for customer service, daytime dog walking and special event planning. Among other qualifications, volunteers must be at least 16 and [...]

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Northwoods Humane Society is sticking their paw out and trying a new trick: waiving adoption fees for cats. Throughout October, Northwoods will give free cats to caring and loving homes. One goal is to decrease the amount of time cats spend in the shelter by moving them more quickly to new homes. Another is to [...]

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Scandia Elementary School Counselor Molly Nemec brought 25 members of the Peace Team to Northwoods Humane Society on Friday, March 15. They split into two smaller groups to tour the shelter. In additional to meeting the animals, the students learned about compassion, responsible pet ownership, the importance of spaying or neutering pets, and how to [...]

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