The Etowah Valley Humane Society (EVHS) began in 1994, as an adoption outlet for Bartow County Animal Control. In October of 2006, EVHS opened the doors of the new Shelter located at: 36 Ladds Mountain Road, in Cartersville, Georgia. The Society’s main goal is saving the lives of homeless pets by finding permanent lifetime homes for the great animals in our custody.
All adult animals are heartworm tested, micro-chipped and immunized against bordatella, parvo, feline hiv and leukemia. Distemper injections, deworming, and a flea/tick treatments follow. The animals are then spayed/neutered before leaving the Shelter—the only exceptions being pediatric animals (kittens & puppies) too small or too young for surgery. In addition, all prospective adoption applicants are carefully screened through an application process.
EVHS also exists for the purpose of preventing cruelty to, relieving the suffering of, and providing humane treatment for animals in need. It is also the Society's function to determine, and then to eliminate, the causes of suffering through various means, including, but not limited to, legislation and the general promotion of the humane ethic. EVHS acts as an educational resource for the community, as shown in the video below.
EVHS is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Georgia. EVHS derives operating funds primarily from adoption fees, donations, membership fees, and fundraising events. Though EVHS has a paid staff, we rely heavily on the efforts of volunteers. The business and affairs of the Society are managed by a Board of Directors, the members of which serve without compensation.
The 4,928-square-foot shelter at 36 Ladds Mountain Road in Cartersville costs about $240,000 per year to manage. The shelter consists of two staff offices, a quarantine room, two visitation rooms, 14 temperature-controlled kennel runs, a cat room with 24 cages, a puppy room with 22 cages and seven outdoor kennel runs.
EVHS is "Where Best Friends Meet"