Do you know a middle school or high school student who needs to get some volunteer hours in before the end of the year? Or maybe one who’s just passionate about helping pets?

Middle school students in grades 6-8 are invited to join us for a Middle School Service Day on Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 11am to 3pm.

High school students in grades 9-12 are invited to join us for a High School Service Day on Saturday, May 8, 2021, from 11am to 3pm.

Participants will complete several service projects and learn about animal sheltering, what dogs and cats go through while living in a shelter environment, and how we can help make their stay as happy, healthy, and stress-free as possible.

All participants will be awarded 3 community service hours at the end of the day and a pizza lunch will be provided! A $35 donation is required to register.

Space is limited, so register now:

Middle School Service Day – Saturday, April 17, 2021

High School Service Day – Saturday, May 8, 2021

Calling all Jacksonville parents! Do you have a child in grades 2-8 who is passionate about pets?

Registration is now open for our Pawsident’s Day Camp in February and Spring Break Camp in March!

Campers will study animal behavior, spend time interacting with dogs and cats, help socialize kittens, learn how to help pets at home and in the community, make enrichment items for our four-legged friends, and so much more.

Upcoming camps:

Pawsident’s Day Camp:

Monday, February 15, 2021
Grades 2-8
9am-4pm with extended care available from 7:45am-4:45pm

Spring Break Camp:

Session 1 – March 10-12, 2021
Session 2 – March 17-19, 2021
Grades 2-8

Kids can come for 1, 2, or all 3 days of a session!
9am-4pm with extended care available from 7:45am-5:15pm

Click here to register now!


For further information and registration visit: 

Silent Night is our favorite holiday tradition here at JHS; make it one of yours this year and give a pet a temporary home for the holidays!

2020 Silent Night Information

How does it work?

– Stop by the Jacksonville Humane Society or Animal Care and Protective Services between December 17-24, 2020 and choose a pet to take home for a temporary foster for the holidays. Our staff will help you find the right fit for your home. (If possible, please bring a new or gently used collar and leash with you at the time of pick-up. If you plan to take a cat home, you can bring a new or gently used carrier.)
– Your furry guest will stay with you until December 26, 2020, so that they can enjoy the holidays in a home.
– Return your pet on December 26 – or adopt!

Do you live in a home without any pets or children? 

Some of our shelter pets prefer a home without other animals or children. If you can provide a home such as this to a shelter pet during the holidays, we’d love your support! If you do not have any animals or kiddos currently living in your home and are interested in fostering, please click here. If you have other pets at home, you are still welcome to participate in Silent Night. This information is simply to help us find a good fit for our pets who have a distinct need.

Is there a cost?

– No – it doesn’t cost anything to participate in Silent Night.

Will you provide food and other supplies? 

– Yes, JHS will supply a bag of dog/cat food and cat litter while supplies last. Please try to bring your own leash/collar/carrier.

Are any other shelters participating?

– Yes! Our friends at Animal Care & Protective Services are participating in Silent Night this year. You can stop by their facility between December 17-24 and take home a Silent Night pet.

Where are you located?

Jacksonville Humane Society
8464 Beach Blvd.
Pick-up dates: December 17-24, 2020

Animal Care & Protective Services
2020 Forest St.
Pick-up dates: December 17-24, 2020

Let’s make it a silent night at the shelters in time for Christmas!


Thank you for choosing to let love lead this Giving Tuesday!

When you let love lead, anything is possible. Thanks to your generosity we were able to fundraise OVER $100k for animals in need!

Jacksonville, you exceeded all expectations and made this Giving Tuesday a day we will cherish forever.

We would also like to thank the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, our incredible sponsor, for matching all donations! Your support more than doubled the lifesaving this year and we are beyond grateful.

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU. Generosity breeds joy!

Do you know a child in grades K-5 who loves dogs, cats, AND movies? We’d love for them to attend our upcoming Kids’ Muttinee Day on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.!

The day will feature animal encounters, pizza and popcorn, a craft for the pets at JHS, and – of course – a movie!

Learn more and register while space is still available:

Save money AND lives this Black Friday!

Join JHS and our friends at ACPS for FREE adoptions on all pets, beginning on Friday, Nov. 27th – Sunday, Nov. 29th.

JHS hours: Black Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM and Saturday – Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM.

ACPS hours: Black Friday, 10 AM – 3 PM and Saturday – Sunday, 10 AM – 6 PM.

All pets will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccines.
*Additional fees may apply

JHS will also be doing a Black Friday Boutique Blowout Sale!

We will be offering HUGE savings on many of our unique retail items for both you and your pet. All sales benefit the animals of JHS and allow us to continue to provide compassionate care to nearly 9,000 dogs and cats each year. Don’t miss out on these crazy good deals!

Registration is now open for our 2020 Winter Break Camp, sponsored by Tutor Doctor! Animal enthusiasts in grades K-8 are invited to spend part of their winter break “chilling” with the pets at JHS. We’ll learn all about animal sheltering, help socialize kittens, become dog and cat body language pros, train some pups, discover how to help pets at home and in the community, make crafts and treats for our four-legged friends, and so much more.

Session 1: December 21-22, 2020

Session 2: December 28-29, 2020

Cost: $150 per session

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (extended care available for an additional fee of $20)


Click here to register now!


Are you ready to WIN BIG for pets in need?

Toast to the Animals may be canceled this year, but our Silent Auction isn’t! Get ready to bid and bid BIG because this year’s auction is better than ever.

Don’t miss out on incredible prizes such as:

Toast to the Animals raises funds for our Medical Fund that provides our pets with lifesaving vaccinations, medications, and surgeries every year. With Toast being canceled, this is your chance to win big and save lives at home!

Every gift, including winning bids, made to the Medical Fund by Monday, October 19th will be doubled up to $100,000 by our generous sponsors. 

Visit to bid now!

Don’t wait – bidding ends at 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 19th, 2020!

In order to help keep our community safe, we made the decision to cancel our annual fundraiser, Toast to the Animals, benefitting the JHS Medical Fund. Though this event is canceled, the animals are still counting on your support.

You can choose from various party kits, bringing Toast right to your home!

Party Kits will include: Tito’s Handmade Vodka or Bold City Brewery Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale (non-alcoholic option available as well), Pepsi products, tasty snacks provided by SmartBox, JHS koozies, and more!

When you donate for your party kit, you are helping JHS save a homeless pet’s life. “Raise the woof” while making a difference for animals in need!

Party Kit pickup will be available Wednesday, October 14th – Friday, October 16th, between 12:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the JHS Adoption and Education Entrance.

Click here to order your kit.

Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor for making this event possible.



October is a crazy month, full of opportunity to save both money AND pets while you adopt. Check out our jam-packed month full of different adoption specials below!

JHS is no longer requiring appointments for adoptions; we are still limiting visitors inside the building. Please check with the front desk when you arrive or follow the signs on the door. Facial coverings (masks) and social distancing are required at JHS.

Subaru Sponsors 1st Dog of the Day:

All of October, Subaru of Jacksonville will sponsor the first dog adoption of the day in honor of “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month”!

Homecoming Adoption Special:

Be sure to check out some of our very special JHS cats and dogs participating in the Homecoming Court – their adoptions are FREE from October 5th – 9th! Following this, ALL pets at both JHS & Animal Care & Protective Services are FREE to adopt on Saturday and Sunday!

JHS: Monday – Friday: 12 PM – 8 PM and Saturday – Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM

ACPS: Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM. Learn more here:

VyStar Free Adoption Special:

VyStar Credit Union is sponsoring all adoptions for their “People Helping Pets Campaign” in honor of International Credit Union Day on Oct. 15, 12 PM – 7 PM!

Subaru Loves Pets Free Adoption Special:

Subaru of Jacksonville will sponsor all adoptions on Oct. 24 & 25, 10 AM – 5 PM!

Happy Howl-o-ween Free Adoption Special:

JHS is offering FREE adoptions with an exchange of a bag of pet food for our Community Pet Food Bank on Saturday, October 31st & Sunday, November 1st from 10 AM – 5 PM!

Please bring a bag of food that is at least 5 lbs.

ALL cats are also FREE both Saturday and Sunday, thanks to a kind and generous donor to commemorate her cat, Missy who was a JHS alumnus.

Important info to note:

Masks are required at JHS.

We ask that you please practice social distancing with staff, volunteers, and other community members while visiting.

All animals will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccines.
*Additional fees may apply at the time of adoption

Visit to view our available pets!