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Our Misson

Our Mission

Our mission is to engage with the community to encourage responsible pet care, including the benefits of spay and neuter to reduce overpopulation; reunite lost animals with their owners and provide humane care while seeking loving, compatible forever homes for animals under our guardianship.


As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) NO KILL animal welfare organization that not only shelters those in desperate need but provides medical care, adoption services, foster services, transfer services and education regarding animal welfare and more on the way.

It all started back in 1978, with a handful of concerned citizens, who saw a need in Polk County and wanted to help make a difference to as many animals as they could, a steady growth, saw them turn from a foster based service to a small facility on highway 190, to then move to a much larger facility on highway 146, with over 5,000 square foot dedicated to housing animals.

In 2021 a new community program, the Trap, Neuter & Return (TNR) was established to serve various cat colonies in Polk County.  In 2022 a brand new quarantine space was opened that tripled the space and can care for the most vulnerable in a safer dedicated space.  In 2023 a new community program was established to provide free microchips to animals every three months.

With more new services, such as spay, neuter and wellness, animal related products for sale and a satellite location being established in a northern state to process adoptions, we can expect a more successful SPCA of Polk County, doing more in the community.

Your Donations

As a nonprofit, we run on your generous donations.  Everything we do is funded by people like you.  We do not receive funding from the ASPCA (nor are we affiliated), from HSUS, Federal, State or County grants.

Your tax deductible donations directly impact the lives of animals we care for each and every day.  

Our Team

Our Team

SPCA of Polk County Board of Directors

James Arnett


Karen Vizena


Dorene Philpot


Robert Sebaugh


Chuck Miller


Paige Carsten


Hellen Fu


Leslie Warren


Karen Pruitt


Ron Hornsby

Exec. Director

Financial Report


Check out our annual report online

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