The Jacksonville Humane Society


By Pam Overbay

This year The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This distinction is only awarded to the most fiscally responsible organizations and reflects JHS accountability and transparency to all of their donors and supporters.

JHS is proud to announce that by partnering with Animal Care and Protective Services and First Coast No More Homeless Pets, Jacksonville has been able to achieve a 90% or better live release rate, city-wide, for the last 12 months. To put this in perspective, just 10 years ago less than 50% of animals made it out of shelters alive in Jacksonville. This is only possible because of generous supporters such as the Deercreek Women’s Alliance (DWA).

In addition to the $1,500 donation from the DWA, our Deercreek Community has donated pet food, blankets, towels, pet carriers, food and water bowls, paper towels, laundry and dish detergent and pet treats totaling an additional $500. Individuals from Deercreek have volunteered at the Kitten University and various adoption events.

JHS has found loving homes for over 6,000 pets in 2014. Rescue pets make wonderful and loving family additions. Please consider pet adoption or foster care.

The Jacksonville Humane Society Campus is located at 8464 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216. The Campus includes an Animal Hospital that offers affordable veterinarian care to our community. Animal Hospital appointments are available Monday through Saturday and the Adoption Center is open 7 days a week.

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