From Fearful Fido to Party Pup – Sierra’s Story

Sierra – a sweet, playful one-year-old terrier mix – was transferred to the Jacksonville Humane Society from another shelter in May 2016. When she arrived, staff and volunteers immediately noticed … Continue

News and Mews Summer 2016

Read the latest version of our newsletter before it’s mailed to your home! Highlights include updates on our new buildings, a life-saving story for a 1 lb. kitten who was … Continue

Bow Wow Meow Luau

Join us this Saturday and Sunday for FREE pet adoptions! It’s going to be one Bow-Wow-Meow of a LUAU that you don’t want to miss. Hundreds of cats and dogs … Continue

Preventing Dog Bites

It’s “Dog Bite Prevention Week” and this is a great time to remind ourselves and others that dog bites can be prevented! Many of us grew up with a family … Continue

You’ve Cat to be Kitten Me

Kittens. You can’t go on Facebook these days without kittens somehow finding their way onto your screen. Whether it’s a funny video or snarky meme, those sneaky little fur balls … Continue

Three Cheers for Volunteers!

The Jacksonville Humane Society is an amazing place, thanks to a group of amazing people called volunteers! Did you know that JHS has 200 active volunteers who selflessly give their … Continue

Great Expectations

Everyday Heroes – A Devoted Mom Ding! went the bell on our front desk in the administration building. “Hello?” called a voice. “Is anyone here?” I rounded the corner and … Continue

Waiting for the Right Family

Long-timer. It’s a word you frequently hear shelter staff use when referring to a dog or cat who has been waiting in adoptions for a long time. “She’s a long-timer,” … Continue

Keeping Our Pets Safe

In honor of National Pet Poision Awareness Week, the Jacksonville Humane Society has assembled a list of five ways to keep your pets safe from potential harm. 1.National Pet Poison Prevention … Continue

Giving Hope, Finding Homes

When a brown, scruffy mutt named Kato first arrived at the Jacksonville Humane Society, the staff all thought the same thing: “He’ll be out of here in no time.” With … Continue