Jacksonville Humane Seeking Families for Storm Sleepovers

For Immediate Release

Jacksonville Humane Seeking Families for Storm Sleepovers

Jacksonville, FL (Wednesday, October 5, 2016) Due to Hurricane Matthew, the Jacksonville Humane Society will be closing at 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 6th and will be closed on Friday, October 7. JHS will monitor the storm to determine a date and time for reopening.

JHS is also seeking families to bring home dogs, cats and kittens for sleepovers during Hurricane Matthew. We are asking families to serve as “Storm Troopers” and host one of our adoptable dogs or cats for a three-night sleepover from Wednesday, October 5th to Sunday, October 9th. This is a great opportunity for our dogs to be with a family inside a warm home instead of in our outdoor kennels during the winds and rain. This time, we are also encouraging the community foster cats and kittens as well. Cats are especially easy to foster as they can be kept in a bathroom or other small room.

Willing families are asked to stop by JHS, 8464 Beach Blvd., anytime during our open hours of 12:00 pm to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5th  or between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm on Thursday, October 6 to select a dog, cat or kitten and then return the animal on Sunday from 12 to 4, with some flexibility. JHS staff members and volunteers will assist you in selecting a dog or cat to best fit into your home. “Storm Trooper” families are encouraged to spoil their sleepover guests and share pictures on social media using #JHSStormTrooper.  Of course, if you fall in love during the storm, you are welcome to adopt!

“JHS is not evacuating for the storm at this time, and will take all proper measures to ensure the comfort and safety of our animals. But there’s no better way to ride out a scary storm than with a loving family. Our dogs had so much fun last time, that our cats got jealous.  So, now, we’ve extended the promotion to include them as well!” said Denise Deisler, executive director of the Jacksonville Humane Society. “We are grateful that we can always count on the compassion of the Jacksonville community.”

For any questions about “Storm Troopers”, please call JHS at 904-493-4567, email foster@jaxhumane.org or message JHS on Facebook. More information is available via our website, jaxhumane.org/stormtroopers

About the Jacksonville Humane Society

The Jacksonville Humane Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of our community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.  More information about the Jacksonville Humane Society is available at www.jaxhumane.org.