Meet the Staff

Robert H. MacKenzie (Scott) Executive Director 
What should we say about Scott? He is innovative and a creative thinker. He is always up for a good conversation. He has boundless energy and his mind never stops working. He is passionate about many causes including our very own Humane Society.

Betty Korthase, Office Manager
Betty joined our team in the Spring of 2013 as a dedicated volunteer then became a valued addition to our staff as a kennel attendant, and now Front Office Manager.  Betty is  a local gal born and raised, a previous business owner and long time Rotarian in the Boyne area.  She is friendly and professional and will probably be the first person to greet you with a smile when you walk in the shelter door!

Terri Thomasma, Licensed Veterinary Technician/Kennel Supervisor
Terri came on board in September 2018 to accept the position of Vet Tech/Kennel Supervisor. Terri is a graduate of Baker College with a degree of Applied Science - Veterinary Technology. She fulfills a goal of the Humane Society Board of Directors to have a Vet Tech on the CAHS staff.

Karen Jervey, Kennel Attendant
Karen is full of energy, and enthusiasm for the animals.  Karen is a retired teacher and a true definition of an animal lover, she has been a long time volunteer here serving as a dog walker, rain or shine.  She claims she is now doing her dream job working here at CAHS.

Michael Schehl, Kennel Attendant
Michael has been a part of the Charlevoix Area Humane Society for close to five years. Michael is currently studying to become a cat behaviorist like Jackson Galaxy or Pamela Johnson-Bennett.

Emily Colston, Kennel Attendant
John Paul Coopersmith, Kennel Attendant

Volunteers you are likely to meet during our public hours:
Carole Brisson, Office Assistant
Marilyn Killian, Office Assistant
Kim Kolb, Office Assistant
Pat Mahan, Office Assistant
Kathy Pfister, Office Assistant
Gail Schasser, Cat Room Attendant
Nancy Visser, Office Assistant
Julie Whitley, Office Assistant

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About Us

Dedicated to the protection and care of all animals, the Charlevoix Area Humane Society is an independent non-profit 501(c)3 no-kill animal shelter that has been serving pets and their humans in Charlevoix County since 1974. We rely almost exclusively on donations and fundraisers to help the lost, neglected, abused, and abandoned animals of Charlevoix County.

In 2017 our Save Rate was 97%. Click here to view our 2017 Animal Statistics.

Upcoming Events

No events scheduled

Shelter Hours

MondayFriday: 12:006:00 pm
Saturday: 12:006:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Or by appointment.

MondayFriday: 9:00 am6:00 pm
Saturday: 12:006:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

During any holiday season please contact the shelter for changes in hours.

Shelter Location

614 Beardsley Street
Boyne City, Michigan 49712
Phone (231) 582-6774
Fax (231) 582-6776

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