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Dedicated to Protecting Animals

and the Community

Our History

The Cedartown/Polk County Humane Society was chartered in 2014 and is a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) corporation. With property donated in May of 2021 in memory of Kerry Hall, our shelter now holds space for over 100 companion animals with room to grow.

Our Mission

We speak for animals who cannot speak for themselves. We are in the daily business of saving the lives of companion animals by eliminating starvation, abuse, neglect and euthanasia.


Our Vision

We are part of a caring community that will reduce the surplus population of companion animals and find loving homes for all animals in need.


Our Goals

1) Raise public awareness of the importance of spaying or neutering pets.

2) Conduct “Responsible Pet Ownership” classes in public schools.

3) Find loving, forever homes for the needy, unfortunate animals in the Polk county area.


A huge thank you to Adrian Ashmore for providing us with these amazing drone shots.

Charlotte Harrison - President. Retired Bellsouth customer service manager and after retiring has been a private business owner for more than 20 years.  Ms. Harrison has 40 years of experience in animal rescue in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.  She served on the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Animal Rescue League.

Tom Gaither – Retired Senior Manager at BellSouth Corporation where his last assignment was President of their real estate subsidiary.  Captain, Civil Engineer Corps, U. S. Navy(Retired).  Licensed professional engineer, land surveyor, and real estate broker.  Past member of the commercial panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association.

Ann Marie Tillery - Educator at St. Mary's Catholic School and secretary of the Corporation.  She is active in church, civic, and social associations.

Jule W. Peek, Jr. – Attorney and partner in the law firm McRae, Stegall, Peek, Harmon, Smith, and Monroe.  He practices in the firm’s Rome office, specializing in high-asset divorce cases and personal injury litigation.  He is actively involved with Darlington School in Rome where he serves as President of the Alumni Council, President of the Athletic Booster Club, and member of the Planned Gifts Committee

Jan Isbell– Assistant Vice President of SouthCrest Bank.  Ms. Isbell has 39 years of experience in banking.


Benjamin Burch – Attorney at Law with Mundy & Burch in Cedartown.  Mr. Burch also serves the community as President of the Board of Directors for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in Polk County.

Kellie Taylor, owner and operator of Precious Paws Grooming in Rockmart, Georgia, has twenty years of experience in providing outstanding grooming and boarding services to pets and their owners.  Kellie has extensive experience in showing dogs and has won regional and national awards.  Her expertise in these areas will assure that CHS facilities and services are first-rate.

Tracy “Trace” Sargent has over 25 years of experience handling and working dogs in a variety of specialties.  Trace is an international search, rescue and recovery expert, and she and her K9 partners have assisted governmental agencies and families around the world.  She is the owner of K9 Search & Rescue Specialists, STAR K9 and Jumping Frog Farm.


Chance (pictured) was rescued out of a high kill shelter with the help of Gail Posey and Ronda White. After evaluating him I recognized there was something very special about him and discovered he had what it takes to become a search and recovery dog. He has now assisted in searches around the world, including the Natalee Holloway case in Aruba.

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