About Us

The Humane Society of Polk County was chartered in 1972 and the shelter was built in 1980. We have a staff of eleven employees.  Our shelter originally was located on Sage Road in Winter Haven until June of 2015 we are now located just around the corner at 3195 Dundee Road.  

The shelter usually has thirty dogs and seventy five cats in residence. Each year our number of animals fluctuates. Our last fiscal year over eleven hundred animals were taken in.

All accepted animals are spayed or neutered, provided with shots, heart worm tested or feline leukemia/aids tested, de-wormed, micro-chipped, provided a physical exam by a local veterinarian and given comfortable shelter, food and water. 


 Hours:  Tuesday - Friday 11:30 am - 6 pm*

             Saturday 10 am to 4pm

*The last Friday of every month the shelter will closed for staff training!