Jacksonville Humane Society

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Jacksonville Humane Society

Shelter Website



What makes this shelter great?


The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS), a No-Kill animal welfare and education center located in northeast Florida, turned a vacant building they owned into a neonatal nursery, saving the lives of approximately 400 kittens who would have been euthanized in prior years because they were too young or sick for adoption. First Coast No More Homeless Pets, another local animal welfare organization, helped fund the program that was staffed and managed by JHS. Because of the great publicity surrounding the neonatal nursery, people are flocking to JHS to adopt kittens. The media coverage has even helped increase adoptions of cats, dogs and puppies while encouraging people to spay and neuter their pets. More people have come forward to volunteer because of the success of the nursery. JHS should receive this grant to offset the costs of next year’s program to ensure JHS saves the lives of hundreds of underage and sick kittens in Jacksonville again next year.

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Our shelter had a fire that we had to raise funds to rebuild and can use some more money to extend other services of the facility.

by lynda kudley
over 3 years ago | Reply

By necessity I became an advocate for feral felines & the trap, spay/neuter & release program. If not for the love & care(along with the low-cost) of JHS, I would not have been able to save over 50 ferals. With the economy as it is, many pet owners, especially elderly & low-income folks would not be able to afford to feed the only family member that gives unconditional love. They also have free food giveaways for these folks & it is a popular event each month. THANKS JHS!!

by catstoy316
over 3 years ago | Reply

I'm a volunteer at JHS! I can tell you that there are caring and hardworking employees and volunteers behind the great place for animals who need a forever home! It makes my heart happy to be there and to be able to contribute to the welfare of our furry friends

by cellibo
over 3 years ago | Reply

I've lived in Jacksonville since the 1960s. I have owned 8 dogs and 11 cats in those 50+ years. All came from this place on Beach Blvd. I've watched it grow to what it is today. Amazing the work that is being done here. Win or lose, they are an amazing group running the facility.

by barklee
over 3 years ago | Reply

The new JHS low cost animal hospital is amazing, The Staff is courteous, professional, friendly and caring! The Doctors are wonderfull and do everything they can to help you and your pet!

by chippullen
over 3 years ago | Reply

JHS used to be a Kill shelter, but should be applauded for becoming NO KILL. More and more people in the community have stepped forward to help Jacksonville, FL become a No Kill CITY. Please encourage everyone you know to vote for The Jacksonville Humane Society to win this "Shine A Light On A Shelter Challenge Award". Don't forget to Recommend to Facebook and Share!

by castaing173
over 3 years ago | Reply

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