The Humane Society of Polk County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We were chartered in 1972, and the original Sage Road shelter was built in 1980. Our staff of 12 employees operates out of our new shelter, which is located just around the corner at 3195 Dundee Road.
Our organization is committed to keeping pets safe, happy and healthy while they wait to be placed in a forever home.
The shelter usually has 30 dogs and 75 cats in residence, but the number of animals fluctuates every year. In our last fiscal year, we took in more than 1300 animals. All animals are spayed or neutered, provided with shots, tested for heart worms or feline leukemia/aids, de-wormed, micro chipped, provided a physical exam by a local veterinarian and given comfortable shelter, food and water.
The purpose of the Humane Society of Polk County, Inc., your local no-kill shelter, is the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals and the extension of humane education.