Welcome to the Humane Society of North Iowa!
The Humane Society of North Iowa operates an animal adoption shelter located in Mason City, IA. In the past 25 years, we have found loving homes for over 7000 abandoned, displaced, and neglected animals. We hope we can help you find your new best friend too! Please view our available animals online, or even better, come visit them in person!
There is always something fun & exciting going on at the Humane Society of North Iowa!
Goldie’s Story: Click here!
Humane Society of North Iowa publishes cookbook!
Humane Society of North Iowa offers micro-chipping service
We proudly use the “Home Again” microchip, a safe, easy and reliable chip that gives your pet the BEST chance to be returned to you should they ever get loose, stray or become missing.
Micro-chipping provides the peace of mind that you’ve given your pet the permanent, lifetime ID he needs for the best chance to come home!
The process is quick, simple and relatively painless. To have your pet(s) micro-chipped, you must make an appointment! Please call the shelter to make your appointment today! 641-423-6241
For more information about the micro-chipping process, please visit the Home Again website:
Mason City man writes book about his experience adopting a cat from the Humane Society of North Iowa
Mason City resident Chuck Caponi adopted Kolby from the Humane Society of North Iowa in the Spring of 2011. After sharing a brief, but hilarious essay with friends and family about the adoption process, he was encouraged to continue to write about his “adventures” of adapting to life with a new pet. In his book “My Adventures with Kolby (and I don’t mean the cheese)” Chuck shares humorous, witty, and often self-deprecating stories of life with Kolby and also other short stories from his personal life.
Chuck has decided to sell his book as a fundraiser for the Humane Society of North Iowa. A MAJOR portion of the profits from this book will go directly to the Humane Society of North Iowa and help other displaced animals like Kolby find homes!
The book costs $12.99 and is for sale at the Humane Society of North Iowa shelter, Health Country in Willowbrook Mall and at Book World in Southbridge Mall in Mason City.
For more details, (including an excerpt from the book) please click here.
Before and After: Have you noticed???
A few weeks ago, I saw a news story about a professional photographer that donated their talents to a local shelter by taking photos of some of the shelter dogs for their website. In doing so, it helped the animals get adopted MUCH faster! I posted the story on the Humane Society of North Iowa’s facebook page asking if their was anyone like that in our area who could help us do the same thing. And guess what? A fabulously talented woman had stepped forward!! THANK YOU DeAnn Waitek from Ames Photography in Mason City!
Another talented professional photographer has stepped forward to help us with our online photos!!! Katie Arickx of Arickx Photography in Osage has also come to the shelter to help us get better photos of our shelter animals! Thank you Katie!!! Check out an example of her work:
AND ANOTHER talented professional has stepped forward to help us with our online pet photos!! Nikki Bahler of lifephotography in Clear Lake has been taking some really beautiful photos of our shelter cats and dogs with excellent results! An example of her work:
THANK YOU to ALL of these talented photographers for helping us to better showcase the animals in our shelter!!! We truly appreciate what you are doing for us!!!