JHS Receives $15,000 Grant from Florida Animal Friend

The “Kitten Crisis” exists not only in Jacksonville, but in locations all over the state of Florida due to unaltered community cats, resulting in an excess amount of kittens brought to local shelters. The Jacksonville Humane Society has taken in over 3,000 kittens so far this year, and those numbers continue to climb.

For 10 years, Florida Animal Friend has aimed to end pet overpopulation throughout Florida by increasing awareness and raising significant funds to support spay and neuter programs statewide. One of the main ways the organization completes these two goals is through the sale of their custom license plates, pictured above. The Spay and Neuter license plate is adorable, yes, but it also serves a purpose: thanks to the sale of these license plates, Florida Animal Friend is able to fund spay and neuter programs at nonprofit animal welfare organizations just like JHS.

This year, we’re thrilled to announce that JHS is the recipient of a generous grant of $15,000 from Florida Animal Friend. With this grant, we will be able to complete an additional 375 spay and neuter surgeries (averaging $40 per surgery). In seven years, just one female cat and her offspring can produce 370,000 kittens. Through these additional surgeries, we estimate we can prevent the births of more than 2,000 kittens.

To support both Florida Animal Friend and JHS, be sure to check out floridaanimalfriend.org/Purchase-a-plate for more information – and to purchase a shiny new Spay and Neuter license plate!

Thank you, Florida Animal Friend, for your incredible support and for protecting the safety and future of all animals.

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