The mission of Foothills Humane Society is to care for stray and surrendered companion animals within our community; prevent cruelty to animals and care for those who are victims of abuse and neglect; stem pet over population; reunite lost animals with their owners; adopt homeless and orphaned animals; and educate the public about responsible pet care and ownership.
Originally founded in 1957 as the Polk County Animal Protection Society, Foothills Humane Society became a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization in 1989. As a "no-kill" shelter with over a 94% "live-release" rate, Foothills Humane Society strives to be responsive to our community's needs within the framework of best practices in shelter care and animal welfare. Today, our services include sheltering, dog and cat enrichment, adoption, fostering, spay/neuter support and humane education. To accomplish our goals, Foothills Humane Society relies on donations and grants and makes extensive use of volunteer support for animal transportation to veterinary care, canine training, exercise and socialization, cat care, customer services, community outreach, vaccine clinics, humane education and facility management.