Humane Society to get help from beer

Published 9:38 am Thursday, June 21, 2012

NORTHWOOD, Iowa — The Humane Society of North Iowa is the first recipient of Real Ale Relief, a charity program from Worth Brewing Co. in Northwood.

The $200 will go toward the society’s grants to low-income households to assist with spay and neuter surgeries. The program helps to control the population of unwanted offspring from unaltered pets.

In the past five years, the Humane Society of North Iowa has authorized 106 certificates of assistance to help spay and neuter of family pets, according to Sybil Soukup, society executive director.

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“The donation we are receiving from Worth Brewing will allow us to continue our mission of providing this service to the public and thereby serving animals in need,” she said.

The Real Ale Relief program aids non-profits in north Iowa and southern Minnesota. The fourth Friday of each month all proceeds from one cask of “Real Ale” will be donated to a local non-profit. Recipients are encouraged to tap the keg in the Northwood Tap Room and distribute information about their projects.

Nonprofits within Worth County and the surrounding counties can apply. For rules and an application, go to

— Mason City Globe Gazette