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.


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HSNEI ANIMAL SAVE RATE


HSNEI is a no-kill animal shelter dedicated to saving as many adoptable animals as possible.* Following are our most recent statistics.



2017 TOTAL DOG AND CAT  INTAKE
94
2017 TOTAL DOG AND CAT ADOPTIONS
86
2017 TOTAL ANIMALS SAVED
94
2016 TOTAL DOG AND CAT INTAKE
324
2016 TOTAL DOG AND CAT ADOPTIONS
289
2016 TOTAL ANIMALS SAVED
319

*HSNEI's Live Release Rate for 2016 was 98%. Our “Live Release Rate” is the number of live animals adopted out or transferred divided by the number of total animal intake. HSNEI gives all the animals in our care the best care possible to find a loving home. However, sometimes animals in our care are sick and die, or have issues making them a danger to the public so are humanely euthanized. We do not euthanize any adoptable animals. 

MISSION STATEMENT


We are a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Northeast Iowa by rescuing, caring for, and finding adoptive homes for unwanted pets; reducing the overpopulation of companion animals by spaying and neutering; fostering respect for life; encouraging volunteerism; and educating the community about responsible pet guardianship.

HSNEI Board of Directors


Keri Bodensteiner, President
Kim Powell, Vice President
Kari Goodno, Secretary
Jayme Nelson, Animal Care Committee Coordinator
Jackie Kruse, Budget & Finance Coordinator
Julie Shockey Trytten, PR & Community Affairs Coordinator
Karen Bruening, Winneshiek County Rep
Jill Kistler, Allamakee County Rep
Kim Soukup, At-Large Rep
Linda Dornink, Howard County Rep