Charley celebrates Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

Charley headed to the Humane Society of Polk County to celebrate National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week.

The Humane Society of the United States encourages pet lovers to reach out and support their local shelters and rescue groups this week.

According to the Humane Society, approximately 3,500 animal shelters across the United States serve the estimated 6-8 million homeless animals who need refuge each year, and many more animals find themselves in need of the services provided by local rescue groups.

National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week, founded by The HSUS in 1996, encourages people to become acquainted with their local shelters and rescues, and to learn how they can assist their lifesaving work.

To donate and become a "Furry Friend" of the Humane Society of Polk County, simply text "Polknokill" to 50155.

Visit for more information on adoptions, events, and how you can help.