Izzy - Spayed female
Ruby - Spayed female
Callie - Spayed female
Cujo - Neutered male
Teegan - Neutered male
Tessa - Spayed female
Hazzie - Spayed female
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A 100% volunteer, NO KILL animal rescue!

Located on the north shore of Lake Superior, the Marathon Humane Society opened its doors on July 27, 2000, to rescue and care for abused, abandoned and surrendered dogs and cats in Marathon, Ontario and surrounding areas.

Our goal is to find loving, qualified homes for each cat and dog, while ensuring that the animal and new home are a good fit.

Animals are de-wormed, receive most vaccinations and adults are spayed or neutered. Adoption fees are $40 for cats and $50 for dogs.

To date we have placed over 650 animals in new, forever homes.  
Congratulations to our friend Becky Johnson for winning
3rd place in the Dog Fancy photo contest!
(Reprinted with permission from the Marathon Mercury)
Sometimes sad stories turn out Happy ...


This 12 week old puppy was rescued by MHS President Linda Gagnon in Marathon's Industrial Court area on New Year's Day. It was -39 C outside. She had frostbite and a broken hind leg. She was so thin, her backbone and hip bones were protruding. Her owner had abandoned her.

Happy was taken to a vet in Thunder Bay. Her hind leg will always be two inches shorter than the rest, as it was too late to be repaired. It was estimated that the fracture occurred 4 weeks before her abandonment. Yes, her leg was broken and left untreated for a month.  You should be ashamed of how you treated this poor, defenseless puppy. 

If you'd like to make a donation to help with Happy's vet bills and subsequent care, please mail a cheque to the MHS at P.O. Box 1329, Marathon, ON, P0T 2E0. Tax receipts will be issued.

After medical care, food and lots of love, Happy was ready for adoption.
On January 29, 2014, Happy began her new life with a loving family.

Read "Ruby's Rescue" here.



If you cannot afford to spay or neuter your pet,









Neglect, abandonment or committing an act of cruelty upon an animal is punishable by imprisonment and/or fines. See Bill C-15B (as passed by the House of Commons) for further information.