Pawsitively Picture Purrfect

The Etowah Valley Humane Society (EVHS) is excited to announce its fourth annual PAWSitively Picture PURRfect Photo Contest for 2018. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar and photo contest will help EVHS to continue to rescue, care for and rehome pets in need. Our programs are supported by donations, adoptions, and fundraising events. EVHS is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) charity, making all donations tax deductible.

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Etowah Valley Humane Society


Welcome to the place where best friends meet!

The Etowah Valley Humane Society (EVHS) began in 1996, 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. EVHS is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Georgia. EVHS is not supported by any state or federal agency. 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.



EVHS 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. Under no circumstances shall the Society permit an animal in its care or custody to undergo any experimentation, nor shall it release an animal for any such experimentation. The Society’s main goal is finding permanent lifetime homes for the great animals in our custody.

All animals entering the Shelter come from Bartow County Animal Control. EVHS does not retrieve animals directly from owners, nor does it pick up lost or abandoned animals. 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 a stringent application process.

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We exist solely on adoption fees, the benevolence of donors, and occasional fundraising. We always welcome donations of any kind. If you are unable to adopt or foster, a great way to help us out is to donate.