Upcoming Events

Volunteer Orientation
We Need Your Help!
If you are interested in volunteering at the Humane Society we will be having orientation on the following dates:

   Saturday, September 20th 
classes 3pm-4pm
Thank you for helping us help the animals! 

What is required to be a volunteer? 

Because there is a considerable amount of time involved in the training of our volunteers, our volunteers are required to join our efforts by becoming memebers of the society.  
Membership fee is only: $35 for adults which includes - volunteer t shirt, wrist                                                   band and a drawstring sports bag.
                              $30 for students which includes - volunteer t shirt, wrist                  band and a drawstring sports bag. 
Once we recieve your application we will sign you up for the next orientation class.  
Thank you for considering being one of our volunteers - we appreciate your service! 

Positive Reinforcement Force Free Training

 Beginners Agility Sat. September 13, 2014 8am Instructor Diann Andress

Basic Good Manners Sat. September 13, 2014 12:15pm  Instructor Diann Andress
 Beginners Agility Sat. November 8, 2014 8am Instructor Diann Andress
 Basic Good Manners Sat. November 8, 2014 11am Instructor Diann Andress

K-9 Kids Classes by Betty Shorter

Basic Good Manners Tuesday, November 4, 2014  6pm Instructor Betty Shorter


Come and see us September 12th & 13th
 at Petsmart in Posner Park!  Adopt a Thon!!!

We will be there from 11am-3pm with our adoption trailer full of pets looking for their "fur-ever" homes.  

So, if you are looking for a new addition to your family or are looking for a way volunteer your time to help our homeless pets find a new family, come out and see us each third Saturday of the month from 11am-3pm! Hope to see you there!

• 11am Registration at "Cuddy's"
• 11:45am Board The Luxury Coaches
• 5 Restaurant/Bar & Grill Stops
• 1 Secret Special Stop
• 1 Special Stop with Wing Sampling and Lots of Fun Activites
• 8pm After Party at "Cuddy's" with Live Entertainment

TICKET PRICE: Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 starting September 1st.
Tickets are Limited. Service Fee Applies. BUY TICKETS HERE! 

What is the Wing Fling Tour?

Enjoy Polk County's best chicken wings while riding around in style. Climb aboard a luxury travel coach and party with your friends! Throughout the day, each bus will transport the groups to participating locations to sample different styles of their wings. Plus, enjoy a favorite beverage at each location, many at discounted p
rices (ask for the Wing Fling Special of the Day). Along the way, you will have many chances to purchase raffle tickets for awesome prizes. Raffles will be announced at the after party located at "Cuddy's" in Winter Haven featuring live entertainment.

Become a Wing Fling Flyer!

Each ticket includes complimentary transportation on a Small World Tours luxury travel coach, 3 wing samples at each of the local Polk County locations, bottled water during the ride, official Wing Fling t-shirt, official Wing Fling travel cup and Wing Fling badge with lanyard. Tickets also include complimentary admission to the official After Party located at "Cuddy's" in Winter Haven with live entertainment. All raffle prizes will be anounced at the after party. No outside food or drinks allowed. BUY TICKETS HERE!



Enjoy a few pints and help some paws as THE LAKELAND CENTER, OVATIONS FOOD SERVICE, BERNIE LITTLE DISTRIBUTORS and THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF POLK COUNTY team up for Central Florida biggest beer fest. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Humane Society and attendees will enjoy sampling from over 90 different brands of beer along with a free souvenir pilsner sample glass and soft pretzel. The event will also feature a mini food truck rally and live entertainment. Leashed pets are welcome as the event will be held in the north arena parking area. Purchase tickets by calling the Lakeland Center at 863-834-8111, at the box office or www.thelakelandcenter.com


Help Us Build Our New Shelter

Buy A Gift/Memorial Brick

Unfortunately, we do not yet have all of the funding needed to complete the building phase of the shelter, so we are asking people to help us get it done. Purchasing a gift or memorial brick is a great way for people to honor or remember people or pets that are important to them. Each brick will be capable of three lines of text holding 21 characters per line for you to honor your loved one. This is a great opportunity for people to leave a lasting legacy while creating a permanent tribute to those who have contributed most to your life. Sponsorship levels begin with gift bricks for a donation of $100 each. For information on how you can be a brick while honoring an important person or pet in your life, please contact Laura Chaikin at 863-324-5227 or email laurahspc@aol.com. BE A BRICK; BUY A BRICK!

Download the donation form and send check or money order to:

The Humane Society of Polk County
555 Sage Rd
Winter Haven, FL 33881

Off-Site Adoptions

The Humane Society of Polk County goes to various sites around the county where cats and dogs are available for adoption. These events are organized and staffed by staff and volunteers who help setup/take down the tables and cages and assist potential adopters.  Some of these include:  The Pet Fest at Hunt Fountain Park, Lake Alfred October Fest, Friday Night Live in Lake Wales and many others. - view gallery