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!

Humane Society of North Iowa assists ASPCA with major pet rescue in north Iowa

On Monday, November 12th, the Humane Society of North Iowa assisted the ASPCA and Worth County Sheriff’s Department with the removal of 170 Samoyeds from a north Iowa puppy mill. The dogs and their care are currently being managed by the ASPCA at an undisclosed location.

There is an ongoing criminal investigation, and most of the dogs are still being held for observation by the ASPCA.

A handful of dogs (16) have been released into our shelter’s care to be made available for adoption. Due to the overwhelming number of inquiries and applications we have received, we are requiring that potential adopters have experience with this breed through past or current ownership.

To apply, we ask that you submit an Adoption Application, which can be found on our website: www.hsni.org

We ask for your patience at this story has garnered national and even international attention! We are doing our best to review all applications and inquiries so that we can place these dogs into loving forever homes.



HSNI honors 30 year employee Rachel Garcia

rachel2On September 23rd, 2016, we celebrated the anniversary of our Associate Kennel Manager Rachel Garcia. Rachel has been with the Humane Society of North Iowa for 30 YEARS!! In that time, she has loved, cared for and helped almost 10,000 animals that have come through our shelter. Amazing!

Rachel’s dedication and love for animals shows in all she does. She sure is a special employee and today we celebrate her!

Thank you for 30 years of wonderful service Rachel!!!

Improving Iowa’s Animal Cruelty Laws

dsmSome time ago, we hosted a meeting at the shelter on the topic of improving Iowa’s animal cruelty laws. (Iowa is ranked 49th in the nation for comprehensive animal cruelty laws…followed only by the state of Kentucky)  Representatives from the Animal Rescue League in Des Moines were here and talked about what we can do to help animals in our state.

There have been a number of criminal cases of animal cruelty/torture in our community in recent years.  (Here’s a recap: Cerro Gordo County Cruelty Cases)

The Animal Rescue League’s Humane Action Network seeks to work with Iowa Legislators to strengthen and improve the animal cruelty laws in our state.

Citizen’s interested in being involved in the process of communicating our goals with our Legislators are encouraged to sign up for “Action Alerts” from the Humane Action Network.  Participants will receive notice when action is needed to voice support for animal cruelty related legislation in our legislature.  Sign up here.

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