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 care at the Love & Friendship Adoption Center and in foster homes for unwanted and abandoned animals. We also provide 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.
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.
As of December 2018
2018 DOG AND CAT INTAKE: 446
2018 DOG ADOPTIONS: 211
2018 CAT ADOPTIONS: 156
2017 TOTAL DOG AND CAT INTAKE: 324
2017 TOTAL DOG AND CAT ADOPTIONS: 290
2017 TOTAL ANIMALS SAVED: 322
*HSNEI's Live Release Rate for 2017 was 99%. 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.
2016 TOTAL DOG AND CAT INTAKE: 324
2016 TOTAL DOG AND CAT ADOPTIONS: 289
2016 TOTAL ANIMALS SAVED: 319