Welcome to the Humane Society of North Iowa!

The Humane Society of North Iowa operates an animal adoption shelter located in Mason City, IA.  Since organizing in 1959, we have found loving homes for over 10,000 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!

What’s New?

There is always something going on at the Humane Society of North Iowa! 

Join in the fun at our POOCH SCOOCH 5k & BBQ!

pooch scooch poster

Order tickets via Eventbrite: Click here for tickets!

Join us for our first annual Pooch Scooch 5k and BBQ at the Humane Society North Iowa!

This fun family event will include:

-5k walk or run
-BBQ Dinner (provided by Mark Kemmerer of “Rub My Butt” BBQ)
-Live music by “Island Fever”

The 5k will feature two heats: one timed competive (no dogs allowed) and one fun run where participants can include their dog!

Full Event Pass includes: 5k registration, BBQ dinner (provided by Mark Kemmerer of “Rub My Butt” BBQ), event t-shirt* and full access to all event activities.

Full Event Ticket
$30.00 ($35.00 if received after July 1st)
$20.00 (For registrants under the age of 12. $25.00 if received after July 1st.)
$55.00 (Family registration. Includes: 5k registration for all family members,2 BBQ dinners and 2 event t-shirts. $60.00 if received after July 1st.)

Meal Only Ticket
$8.00 Adults
$5.00 Kids 12 and under

*t-shirt size will be requested via e-mail after registration is received

Five. Five dollar. Five dollar felines!

Every Friday in the month of May, the Humane Society of North Iowa will reduce the adoption fee for all adult cats to just $5.00!!!  Adoption fee still covers spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccine and all other vet work.

Applicants must submit adoption application on Friday and must meet all adoption standards and requirements.






Family of Karin Hartnett pre-pays adoption fees for multiple dogs (click link for full story!)

















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Humane Society of North Iowa offers micro-chipping service

The Humane Society of North Iowa offers pet micro-chipping for only $30 per pet!

We proudly use the “Pet Link” 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 Pet Link website: