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Humane society of polk county

555 sage road
Winter haven, FL 33881
386-324-5227
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User Reviews (31)

  • 1. Providing vital care to animals

    by: JHR3

    The Humane Society of Polk County provides a much needed service for central Florida with a dedicated staff. Please support this wonderful organization.

    Pros

    Excellant staff

    Cons

    none

  • 2. It's been years

    by: HeatherLC02

    It's been years since I've been to the Humane Society BUT this was the first animal shelter I ever stepped foot into when I was a child. At that time it was a very nice shelter. Since then they have become no kill. While I love the idea of a no kill shelter, it is my understanding that they don't accept all animals that are brought to them. What happens to those that aren't accepted?

    Pros

    No Kill

    Cons

    NA

  • 3. they need this makeover bad

    by: awest

    this shelter is the only one in polk that does not kill.. my husband works for the sherriffs animal shelter and i always ask about the animals.. and i cant go to his work b/c i know that some of the animals never find a home and have to be "put down" i cry everytime.. the human society cares about animals as iam sure the other shelters do, but the differance is they dont recieve a $20 "donation" for someone to signover their animal then 20 mins later call the county animal shelter to come get it and keep the money or "put down" animals then dump the bodies over at the county shelter for them to get rid of.. this shelter is the real deal.. and the county(which my husband works for but i dont care) and the spca are not as good as this shelter when it comes to 2nd chances

    Pros

    no kill

    Cons

    they need this makeover so they can be bigger to house more animals

  • 4. Worth the visit

    by: Schoch

    I visited for a private tour some months back and overall was impressed with the facility. Even though they were closed to the public they had ample staff available for the animals all of whom appeared to be well cared for. They had a nice sized wellness center that was available to the public, separate rooms for the adoption counselars. Other than creating a brighter and more cheerful atmospere appeared to be a great shelter.

    Pros

    Full service with a large adoption and wellness staff

    Cons

    Could be brighter and cheerier

  • 5. Doing great work.

    by: Eklectic

    I've only been to the HSPC a few times, but they have forever left an impression on my life. They give animals a second chance at life, and a second chance at finding a forever home. We need more places like the Humane Society Of Polk County.

    Pros

    The only no kill shelter in Polk county.

    Cons

    They need more space.

  • 6. they deserve this!!!

    by: sexysalsareef

    My mom worked as an animal cruelty investigator for the Humane Society in the 80s. The facility looks much the same now as it did then. They could do SO much more for the animals who need it with a larger updated facility. Anyone looking for a pet should always check the local shelters and pound before buying one from breeders. Too many animals are put to sleep as it is- why breed more to amplify the problem?

    Pros

    professinal caring staff

    Cons

    needs to be expanded and renovated

  • 7. cool shelter

    by: oscrat

    This shelter is ok . They are polk county's only no kill shelter. If you go there don't be suprised if they don't have too many animals , because , most of there pets are in really good foster homes .

    Pros

    good

    Cons

    ok

  • 8. The One shelter that makes A Difference

    by: coolandrew05

    I have entered this enlightment of shelter and saw with my eyes that the animals look like their shetler is there sweet home because the staff is always providing attention to the animals and keeping a clean environment for the animals.Also, the shelter's kindness is known for no-killing in the county which I favor than the other extermination shelters.

    Pros

    Unlimited love to the homeless animals

    Cons

    None

  • 9. good center

    by: straw71

    the one time i went to the shelter the staff was very helpful.

    Pros

    staff was always friendly

    Cons

    needs bigger area

  • 10. hi

    by: stephen333

    its ok.

    Pros

    hi

    Cons

    hi

  • 11. Good Place to Adopt From

    by: KMLD

    The Humane Society of Polk Co is truely dedicated to helping animals, not just controlling the pet population.

    Pros

    NO KILL SHELTER

    Cons

    None at this time

  • 12. What a way to stay!

    by: Jendwilson

    What a great facility!

    Pros

    No Kill!

    Cons

    None!

  • 13. Sunny Shelter

    by: CarolMajernik

    Takes a lot of work to maintain a no kill shelter. Sounds like they do a lot of work, even helping homeless horses.

    Pros

    Hard workers in sunny Florida.

    Cons

    none

  • 14. very clean shelter

    by: Madisons

    we visited this shelter once ,it seems to be a well run shelter,very clean and the people were even nice!!

    Pros

    nice shelter

    Cons

    none

  • 15. way to go

    by: djfs

    way to go guys lets help the animals keep up the excellent work you do

    Pros

    ye

    Cons

    ye

  • 16. omg.!.

    by: katlyn13

    wowee.!.\r\nthis sounds like suchh a good place to go for my dog and cats and rabbit...\r\nbut too bad that i live the whole wayy in p.a. \r\nhaha.\r\nbut my friend rhiannon lives in florida, so maybe she goes here...?\r\nidk\r\nbut cool...<3

    Pros

    hm

    Cons

    hmm

  • 17. Good Job!

    by: Floridayaya

    Florida is lucky to have great shelters like this one!

    Pros

    caring staff

    Cons

    none

  • 18. sounds like a great place

    by: 1Cindy

    keep up the good work

    Pros

    knowledgeable

    Cons

    none

  • 19. Orphans of The Storm Animal Shelter

    by: Paula1978

    The Orphans of The Storm Animal Shelter is a great place to find a new pet. The staff is friendly & will help you find the perfect pet.

    Pros

    Lots of animals to choose from

    Cons

    They need a bigger facility!

  • 20. Doing it Right

    by: tonycat

    They are doing a great job as a no-kill shelter and take excellent care of the incoming animals. This is a good place to get a pet!

    Pros

    Excellent work

    Cons

    Could use more money for services

  • 21. Great job caring for the animals!!

    by: Casey01

    I am very happy to see that there are so many people willing to give so much love to animals. I am very excited that this contest is giving many deserving shelters a fighting chance. Good luck in the race!

    Pros

    Caring for unwanted animals

    Cons

    none

  • 22. Great shelter

    by: J2C

    a clean and perfect place

    Pros

    good service

    Cons

    none

  • 23. Keep up the Great work.

    by: brianlovesjill

    After visiting this shelter, it does not take long to realize that these are good people trying to help GOD'S creatures. Please check with this shelter before going and purchasing one at your local pet store.

    Pros

    Great people to work with and answer questions

    Cons

    can not think of any issues as a con

  • 24. Wonderful!

    by: always4pets

    Thank you so much for all you do to help our "best friends". We could not do it without you. Keep doing what you are doing.

    Pros

    Nothing but good news about this clinic.

    Cons

    nothing

  • 25. Another group of Saints

    by: rjcronk

    I wished I vol. at a no kill. Even though we put down very few animals it is always sad.

    Pros

    No kill !!

    Cons

    None

  • 26. Human society

    by: lulubean107

    I am soooo glad that we have a human society!! I just wish that all shelter didn't euthanize animals!! I wish I could open my own shelter and help as many animals as I could!

    Pros

    saves lives!

    Cons

    no cons

  • 27. 4 paws!!!

    by: animallover27

    Sounds like a great shelter! Sorry 'bout the hurricane thng.

    Pros

    1

    Cons

    1

  • 28. service

    by: inlove

    they are very attentive

    Pros

    good help

    Cons

    slow service

  • 29. service

    by: katelyn7

    they are very attentive

    Pros

    good help

    Cons

    slow service

  • 30. Good Job!!

    by: KristaL

    Keep helping the animals!! you do such a great job!!\r\nIt's nice to know that there are people like us helping these little helpless creatures!!

    Pros

    non-profit, low cost S/N

    Cons

    relies on public donations which can have some financial limitations

  • 31. polk rules

    by: badcat77

    This organization is not only humane, but my uncle's last name is polk, so catch 22 I guess.

    Pros

    they are very humane

    Cons

    they're name is polk