Giving Programs

Furry Friends

Become a Furry Friend Partner! We are on a mission to burn our mortgage! All we need is a $100 donation from each of 20,000 donors. When the goal is met we will have a burn-the-mortgage party, and you will be invited here to celebrate with us!

Donate to Furry Friends

Memorials and Gifts of Honor

Gifts made in memory of a loved one who cared deeply about the work of the Humane Society of Polk County, or in memory of a pet, help thousands of Polk County’s homeless animals find loving, permanent homes. Your support of the Humane Society and the precious pets we lovingly care for each year is a wonderful way to honor your loved one’s memory. You may also make gifts in honor of your beloved friends and family to celebrate their birthdays or anniversaries. Please consider making a special occasion or holiday gift this year for those you love. They will cherish your thoughtfulness, which will kindly help our community’s orphaned animals.

Make a Memorial Donation or Gift of Honor

Second Chance Fund

Gifts to the Second Chance Fund enables the Humane Society of Polk County to assist low-income families who have pets with extreme illness or injury. The Second Chance Fund helps provide emergency care to severely injured dogs and cats, essential vaccinations and surgeries to correct extreme injury. Thank you for your gift of love.

Donate to our Second Chance Fund

Monthly Giving

The Humane Society of Polk County Pet Pals are a group of devoted supporters who make regular monthly contributions to help Polk’s orphaned pets in need.

We count on their generous monthly donations to help provide the best care possible to our community’s homeless pets still awaiting forever homes with loving families.

By joining our Pet Pal program and by giving a gift of love each month, you will help to sustain the daily operations of the Humane Center, which is guaranteeing each of our pets a permanent home with a family who loves them unconditionally. The prospect of a good life exists for thousands of Polk’s orphaned animals with your kind support.

Make a Monthly Donation

Donate a Gift/Memorial Brick

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


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

The Humane Society of Polk County
3195 Dundee Road
Winter Haven, FL 33884

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

If you would like to give through the giveWELL Community Foundation, we do have an agency account with them. We have also been the recipient of a grant for our Circles of Love – Paws to Heal Program.

Donate a Kuranda Bed

Thousands of animal shelters and rescue groups are receiving free Kuranda beds for their dogs and cats through the Kuranda Donation Program. Simply select the product you would like to donate and pay a discounted price for it. Kuranda does the rest! They ship the product for free directly to Humane Society of Polk County. You can even donate a bed as a gift or in memory of a loved one, and we will mail a free Personalized Gift Acknowledgement Card from you!

Gerrard Harwick Fund

Gifts to our Animal Abuse Fund for Abused Animals aid pets at the Humane Society of Polk County who are in need of special rehabilitative care due to the abuse or neglect of a previous owner. This giving fund is named in honor of Francis Gerrard and Peggy Harwick, tireless supporters and founders of the Humane Society of Polk County. Francis and Peggy will always be remembered for their gift of love for those who cannot help themselves.

PetSmart Charities Adoption Prep Grant

Petsmart Charities had awarded the Humane Society of Polk County a grant of $45,000.00!  Over a 12 month period the grant will be used to support adoption program activities that prepare almost 1,300 pets to be adopted! This will raise the number of animals we are able to find their forever homes from last year!

We are pleased to announce that the Humane Society of Polk County has been awarded a grant through Empower Polk 2022.  These funds were used to upgrade our Wi Fi System made possible from the Marlene Duffy Young Community Fund within GiveWell Community Foundation.  Thank you GiveWell for your continued support!

Shelter Hours

Tuesday – Friday
10:30 a.m. — 6 p.m.
10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

We are closed on the last Friday of every month for staff training.