Humane Society of 
Northeast Iowa

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Who is the Humane Society of Northeast Iowa...

The Humane Society of Northeast Iowa (HSNEI) is a 501(c)(3) no-kill humane society founded in 1995, in Decorah, Iowa, to help abused, neglected, abandoned, and unwanted companion animals in the five-county area of Northeast Iowa (Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek counties). Since our founding, we have offered numerous services including dog and cat rescue, fostering and adoption services, humane education, safety and family fun fairs, microchipping for pet identification, financial assistance in spaying/neutering and pet referral services.

Our rescue and adoption program provides temporary foster homes and care at the Love & Friendship Adoption Center for unwanted and abandoned animals in private homes in the region and provides a website to help in finding adoptive homes for these animals. 

In 2013 the Spay/Neuter Assistance Program of Northeast Iowa (SNAP) joined HSNEI to become one organization working for animals in northeast Iowa. SNAP will continue their focus on altering, fostering and adopting cats, as well as helping owners rehome their cats through courtesy listings.

HSNEI is a Best Friends Network Partner and a PetCo Foundation Partner.


HSNEI's animal intake rates vary each month. At the beginning of September we housed 22 dogs and 37 cats in the Adoption Center and in foster care. There were no animals lost or passed, away resulting in a 100% save rate.