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About Us

Our Philosophy & Mission

The mission of The Humane Society of Walton County is to provide a sanctuary for underprivileged animals, to place animals into permanent, loving homes, and to support pet owners by offering resources, education, and spay/neuter services.

Our History

Our founder, Miranda Poreba, formed the Humane Society of Walton County out of the need for additional resources for pets and their people in Walton County. She collected a group of passionate and hard working volunteers to join her on the board and enlisted the help of several experienced animal shelter professionals including her mentor, Frank Valente, the President & CEO of the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. The adoption center opened in December of 2023, officially launching our partnership with Walton County Animal Control. We source most of our adoptable animals as direct transfers from Walton County Animal Control or as the owner surrenders from the county. In February 2024, we launched the Walton County Community Cat program to sterilize and vaccinate community cats and keep them from being euthanized at Walton County Animal Control.

Our Team

Our core team consists of a few paid staff members and a few key volunteers. Led by our unpaid executive director, we come together to make sure the animals and people we serve have everything they need.

Our Programs & Services Include

Since our founding in 2023, we have grown to offer many key programs and services to support our community. The cornerstone of our work is our adoption of homeless dogs and cats. Additionally, we have a robust volunteer and foster program as well as a county-wide community cat program. Our ultimate goal is to partner with Walton County Animal Control to increase their lifesaving and with that goal in mind, we hope to continue to add more programs in the future.

Every penny makes
a difference!

Donate now to support the daily care of homeless animals and help to bring about a time where Walton is a no-kill county.