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:


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. January 10, 2015 8am Instructor Diann Andress
 Basic Good Manners Sat. January 10, 2015 11am Instructor Diann Andress

K-9 Kids Classes by Betty Shorter
Basic Good Manners Tuesday, January 13, 2015  6pm Instructor Betty Shorter

We will be doing offsite adoptions February 18th-21st

We will be by the cart entrance adopting our furbabies and selling "treasures" - Come see us at the show!

Road Race - Saturday, February 28th in Ft Meade
Criterium - Sunday, March 1st Downtown Winter Haven

Volunteers needed-  for information on how to help with this event please call the shelter at 863-324-5227


Come and see us March 21st
 at Petsmart in Posner Park!  

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!

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