Registration is NOW OPEN for three fall day camps at JHS:

“Back to Drool” Day Camp – Monday, September 7
Grades 3-8

“Howl-o-Ween” Day Camp – Friday, October 16
Grades K-8

“Generosity Breeds Joy” Day Camp – Wednesday, November 11
Grades K-8

Campers will learn all about animal behavior and sheltering, make fun crafts and treats for the pets, help promote pets for adoption, and so much more!

JHS camp hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our Adoption and Education Center located at 8464 Beach Blvd. Extended care is available for an additional fee.

Click here to learn more and register.

To help ensure the health and safety of all campers, parents, and staff, we will be implementing precautions including limited capacity, daily temperature checks, hourly hand washing, masks, and more. Please be sure to review our Camp COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocol prior to registering your child for a camp.

 Petco Foundation to Match All Donations up to $10,000 to Jacksonville Humane Society Through June 30

Investment will help save more animal lives in Northeast Florida through the COVID-19 crisis

 Jacksonville, FL (Wednesday June 3, 2020) – Through June 30, all donations to the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) will be matched up to $10,000 by the Petco Foundation to help save twice as many pet lives.

“We are honored to be selected for Petco Foundation’s continued generosity in supporting lifesaving efforts in our community,” said Denise Deisler, CEO, Jacksonville Humane Society. “COVID-19 has created many challenges not just for homeless pets, but pet owners as well. JHS is here to help, and thanks to Petco Foundation, we can continue to serve.”

The Petco Foundation matching grant will help JHS maintain its lifesaving work during these challenging times.

This grant is part of the Petco Foundation’s Pledge to Save Pet Lives during this COVID-19 crisis by distributing $1M in product and cash donations and putting out a national call to implore animal lovers to take action to help save animal lives. This commitment follows the Petco Foundation’s recent distribution of more than $13M to animal welfare ­organizations nationwide.

“Animal welfare organizations are facing the business impacts of COVID-19, just like many other businesses during this crisis. But when your business is saving animal lives, the consequences of a business failure are devastating,” said Petco Foundation President, Susanne Kogut. “At the Petco Foundation, we will support our partner’s most critical needs during this time and help mobilize the public to take action to help save animal lives. We hope this matching grant support will help the Jacksonville Humane Society do just that.”

JHS is a nonprofit organization serving pets and the people who love them in Jacksonville, Florida. For more information about JHS, visit

The Petco Foundation is committed to supporting their animal welfare partners’ most critical needs as they face the dual responsibilities of protecting human health and saving animal lives through the COVID-19 crisis to ensure that every pets gets the chance to live their best life. To learn more about the Petco Foundation’s relief efforts, visit

Click Here to Donate


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

About the Petco Foundation

At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $260 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 6.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved.


The Jacksonville Humane Society will be closed to the public all day on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, for deep cleaning and all-staff meetings.

We will resume regular hours of operation on Wednesday, May 27. Please note that all JHS departments are open by appointment only due to COVID-19.

Join us for #GivingTuesdayNow – a global day of giving to provide relief for COVID-19. In the wake of this community crisis, JHS is doing all we can to keep pets and people together.

And now through midnight, May 5th, donations of $50 or more are being MATCHED by an anonymous donor.

Click here to give today!


Your support means …

Pets Are Going Home:

When other shelters in the area were forced to close, JHS remained open to take in animals and continue adoptions.

Veterinary Care Continues:

Our low-cost care clinic is using curbside services and telemedicine to serve the most vulnerable pets in our community.

Pets and People Stay Together:

Our pet food bank and safety net programs have worked to meet the increasing demand during this economic crisis.


Every dollar counts during times like these. If you believe that pets and people belong together, click here to have your donation matched.

Esmeralda came to JHS with a severe injury that required amputation.

Thanks to you, she received lifesaving surgery and found a loving home!

#GivingTuesdayNow #WeBelongTogether

For Immediate Release



Jacksonville Humane Society Receives Grant to Assist Families on the First Coast during COVID-19 from Alley Cat Allies


Jacksonville, Florida (4/3/2020): The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) is a recent recipient of a $5,000 grant awarded by Alley Cat Allies. The grant will support the Pet Safety Net program, which provides resources to families in times of acute crisis. JHS was one of 12 organizations in the nation to receive support from Alley Cat Allies, which has also said that more support will be announced as the crisis evolves.

JHS also received support from the organization for Alley Cat Allies Feline Frenzy® events, which offered free spay and neuter for community cats in Jacksonville. JHS held 7 frenzies from August 2019 to March 2020 and altered a total of 863 cats.

“Alley Cat Allies have been true friends to cats and caretakers in Jacksonville,” said Denise Deisler. “From helping us combat the kitten crisis with spay and neuter earlier this year to helping JHS meet the increasing demand for our services as job loss surges for pet owners in our community, we are truly grateful for their support.”

“This is an emergency on

a scale that we have never before seen for the world’s animal shelters, rescue organizations and everyone who cares for cats,” said Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies. “We must find a way to continue providing food and medical care for all cats even as so much of the rest of our world comes to a stop. Many organizations are dealing with sudden and severe shortages of food, staffing and money. We are doing everything we can to provide direct assistance and critical information to support those who areperforming daily miracles so the cats in their care will survive.”

JHS will use the grant for medical care, vaccinations, food and other expenses. The Pet Safety Net program, established in 2012 by JHS, is the largest of its kind in northeast Florida, serving more than 3,500 families every year by keeping pets in homes with their loving owners.


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


About Alley Cat Allies

Alley Cat Allies, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., is the global engine of change for cats. Alley Cat Allies is the leading advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of all cats through its innovative, cutting-edge programs. Founded in 1990, today Alley Cat Allies has grown into a powerful force with over half a million supporters. The organization has helped and inspired countless individuals, communities and other organizations to save and improve the lives of cats and kittens worldwide. Alley Cat Allies works with lawmakers, animal shelters and advocates to change attitudes and advance lifesaving policies that best serve the interests of cats. Alley Cat Allies’ website is, and the organization is active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Media Contact:

Peter Osborne







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