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Cherokee Humane Society - Helping save lives one soul at a time. 

Hope in a Second Chance

Please join us for our 15th annual silent auction and fundraiser. The stunningly beautiful Yanmar EVO center will be hosting again! Can not wait  to see you there! We will be using a new auction application this year which will make bidding and purchasing your items easy, all from your smartphone!

Please pre-register when purchasing your tickets to make check in/out a smooth process. 

Click on the graphic to purchase tickets! 

Our caterer for the 2020 15th Annual Auction will be:

Mill and Main Public will be our caterer this year with a delicious Menu!

A little about the owner and head chef Justin Balmes:

Justin Balmes is an Atlanta native and is passionate about serving his community – he is a volunteer for Woodstock City Church and Goshen Valley Foster Care, conducts “farm to school” programs for area public schools, and frequently donates his time and talents for charitable events. Balmes is also an avid outdoors-man and cyclist, activities he enjoys with his fiancé and dogs.
An Atlanta native with over 21 years of professional cooking and hospitality industry experience, with an extensive background and skill set in menu development, catering, food preparation, team building/education and service/execution.  He has received praise from both clients and media for his work- Chef Balmes also starred on Food Network’s Star and Chopped All-Stars.  He is a Culinary Graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta, where he also served as faculty member. Balmes is currently on a mission to revolutionize the Fast/Casual/Family dining Scene in Woodstock, Ga.

He has had been featured on Food Network, Local TV and in press such as AJC, Cobb Life, MDJ, Atlanta Magazine etc.
Justin has also participated in numerous Children’s Charity Event Functions for the past 7 years : SafePath & Goshen Valley Boys Ranch Foster Care Center.
He represented The Art Institute of Atlanta and led a Team at The ACF Gala in 2016
Chef Ambassador for Roland Foods International
Chef Ambassador for Brasstown Beef
Chef Ambassador for DUDA Farm Fresh Produce in 2012 International Produce Convention- Won Best Booth out of over 300 Vendors
Won Taste of Marietta 2017 in 2 Categories including ‘Best Overall Taste’

     Welcome! We are a small 501(c)3 non-profit rescue located in Acworth GA that helps pets in our community through “SAAVE” (Save, Alter, Adopt, Vaccinate and Educate) programs. We do not receive federal or state grants to help with our efforts. 

     We hope you find the information on this site helpful. Our goal is not only to save lives but to educate and assist when we can. Your love and support make that happen. Thank you so much! Your dedication to us has made it possible to help with many situations where the animals desperately needed human help and were out of time and options. Please take some time to look through our site. There are many things to be involved in and to help better our organization help more lives.

- Sincerely,

    Cherokee Humane Society. 

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Clinics, Events, and More! Come check out what we have been up to and what you need to be a part of! 

The weekend means adoption events for both the cats and dogs. Come on out and see if you find your fur-ever friend! 

Can you help us? Learn how you can donate to the thrift store, help foster homes, or animals at our adoption sites.