Calling all creative kids in grades K-12!

We need YOUR help designing our 2020 Summer Camp T-shirt! The winning designer will receive a T-shirt AND one (1) free day of camp* at JHS.

Design requirements:
– Designs may include images and/or text
– Designs must incorporate the phrase “Summer Camp 2020”
– Designs should be for ONE side of a T-shirt only
– Designs must use ONE color only on a white background (T-shirts will be printed in black ink)

To enter:
1. Create a design and send a high-resolution image to: (file must be a .jpg, .png, or .pdf)
2. In your email, please provide the name, age, and grade level of the designer as well as your preferred method of contact (email address or phone number).
3. If you are unable to send us your design digitally, you can mail it to us at:

Jacksonville Humane Society
Attn: Education Department
8464 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Please include the same information specified in #2.

4. The deadline to submit a design is FRIDAY, JANUARY 31. (If mailing your design, we must receive it in the mail by Friday, January 31.)


5. Contest entrants must be children in grades K-12.

Three finalists will be selected by the JHS Education department and the public will vote for the final design online between February 12-19, 2020.

By submitting your design, you agree that JHS can share your design on JHS camp marketing materials and social media.

If your design is selected, JHS reserves the right to modify the design to fit the size and format needs for the T-shirt printer.

To learn more about our humane education camps for kids, visit

For questions, contact us at or 904-493-4573.

*Free day of camp prize constitutes enrollment for one (1) camper in one (1) day of JHS Day Camp or Spring Break Camp. Must be used in the 2020 calendar year. No refunds, returns, or exchanges. Not eligible for cash value.

The holidays are just around the corner! This year, let generosity breed joy by giving a gift to the animals in your loved one’s honor.

Choose your gift below, and we will send our 2019 JHS Holiday Card to your special someone with a message letting them know that you have donated to JHS in their name. Cards can be sent via email or postal mail.

Note: When ordering, you must select “Honor and Remember” and “Notify this Person” in order for JHS to send the card to your loved one.

Vaccines for One Pet – $25

Spay or Neuter Surgery for One Pet – $50

Heartworm Treatment for One Pet – $100

Total Care for One Puppy – $250

Total Care for a Senior Pet – $500



Click here to order the 2019 JHS Holiday Card now!


Place your orders by December 17 to guarantee delivery for the holidays.

You did it Jacksonville! We cannot thank you enough for your support yesterday on Giving Tuesday.

We’re still totaling donations, but we officially passed our goal of $60,000 in one day.

Thank you. We are beyond grateful for our compassionate community. Your love saves lives!

Black Friday is coming and that means deals and savings. But there’s no greater saving than life-saving! Join us this weekend for FREE* adoptions! Come out to 8464 Beach Blvd. between Friday, November 29, and Sunday, December 1, to find your new furry friend. In addition to the hundreds of dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies available for adoption at JHS, our friends at Animal Care and Protective Services will also be joining us with some special furry guests. You won’t want to miss this lifesaving special!

*Additional fees may apply

We are thrilled to announce that JHS has been awarded an incredibly generous grant of $15,000 from Florida Animal Friend to fund feline spay and neuter surgeries. With this grant, we estimate that we can complete an additional 375 spay and neuter surgeries, which will go a long way towards combating the ongoing “Kitten Crisis” we’re facing on the First Coast.

Take a look at our latest blog post to learn more about Florida Animal Friend, the Kitten Crisis, and how we plan to put these funds to use.

You can support Florida Animal Friend and JHS by purchasing a Florida Animal Friend Spay and Neuter license plate at

Check out adoptable Donnie working on his “shake”!

Could your dog use a little work on his or her manners? Do you have a new puppy who needs to learn the basics? Register for one of our upcoming dog training classes! Our September/October class lineup includes:

Basic Dog Manners

This class is for dogs 6 months or older that have not had previous obedience training. Skills covered will include loose leash walks, not jumping on people, coming when called, and more.

Puppy & Small Dog Training

Do you have a new puppy (under 6 months of age) or maybe a small breed adult dog that hasn’t had a prior training class? Get your new puppy and small dog off on the right “paw” learning skills to help you both become an obedient team. Topics will include potty training, mouthy puppies, taking treats treat gently, sit, stay, come, leash walking, and more.

1-on-1 Training

If your dog is not comfortable in a group training class or maybe you just have one or two obedience skills you want your pup to learn, then sign up for a 1-on-1 class!

Our classes fill up quickly, so register now while there’s still space available!

During the month of September, JHS Veterinary Services will be open limited hours.

Veterinary Services will close early at 4:00 p.m. on the following days: September 10 through September 12, September 19, and September 20.

Veterinary Services will be closed to the public beginning at 12:00 p.m. noon on Friday, September 13, through Wednesday, September 18.

There will be no appointments for wellness exams during this time. We will be performing spay/neuter surgeries for both owned pets and shelter animals as well as taking previously scheduled heartworm treatment appointments.

If you need low-cost veterinary services during this time, please reach out to one of the following low-cost veterinary clinics:

2727 Atlantic Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207

First Coast No More Homeless Pets
Two locations:
6817 Norwood Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32208

464 Cassat Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32254

Jacksonville Community Pet Clinic
Beach Location:
335 11th Avenue North
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Westside Location:
5425 Verna Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32205

Maverick Animal Hospital
404 Madison Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32065

Clay County Humane Clinic
2230 Filmore Street
Orange Park, FL 32073

When school is out…camp is IN at the Jacksonville Humane Society! Registration is NOW OPEN for three fall day camps at JHS:

“Back to Drool” Day Camp – Monday, September 2

“Howl-o-Ween” Day Camp – Friday, October 18

“Generosity Breeds Joy” Day Camp – Monday, November 11

JHS day camps are open to children in grades K-8 and take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our Adoption and Education Center located at 8464 Beach Blvd. Extended care is available from 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. for an additional fee.

Click here to learn more and register.

Jacksonville, we need your help! JHS has taken in over 500 kittens in the month of May alone and foster homes are needed to save these little lives. We provide all the supplies, you provide the love! If you’d like to take home a kitten (or several) to foster, please stop by 8464 Beach Blvd. – just look for the entrance labeled Pet Help Center.

No matter how much time you have to give – whether it’s a night or a couple months – you can make a difference.

To learn more, visit:

If you cannot foster, please consider sending the kittens a gift from their online registry!

You know what they say…a Lannister always spays their pets.

We have extended our cat spay/neuter special and are currently offering $40 cat neuter surgeries and $50 cat spay surgeries at our hospital. This special is only available for a limited time, so make an appointment for your cat today by calling 904-493-4611 (or send a raven if that’s more your style).