Incorporated in 1975 as a non-profit organization, the Chisago County Humane Society was formed by a group of area citizens concerned for the welfare of homeless animals. For the next three decades, volunteers cared for many stray and abandoned animals in their homes until permanent homes could be found. With the area population growing rapidly, the need for an animal care and adoption facility was evident. In 1998, five acres of land was donated as a site for a facility and the building project was initiated.In 1999, the name was changed to Northwoods Humane Society, and by the beginning of 2000 the building in Wyoming, MN was complete and operational. Since that time Northwoods Humane Society has taken in thousands of kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs who are all in need of care, love, and comfort. As the community’s only animal shelter, we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations will be provided a receipt for tax-deductible purposes.