Save More than 50 Percent on Adoptions with the Jacksonville Humane Society’s Home for the Holidays Special

Jacksonville, Fla. – The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) is offering low-cost adoptions this holiday season. During the Home for the Holidays special, families can adopt select animals for only $25.

“Many families bring home new pets during the holiday season. We hope the Home for the Holidays adoption special will encourage more people to adopt animals instead of purchasing them from pet stores,” said Leona Sheddan, executive director of JHS.

The special rate applies to animals that have been at JHS for more than 30 days. Families adopting pets through the Home for the Holidays promotion will also receive a $10 discount on heartworm prevention for dogs, a free cardboard carrier for cats and a goodie bag to take home.

“Pets have personalities just like people, and it is important families find the right pet for them. Sometimes animals are with us more than 30 days before finding their perfect match,” said Sheddan. “At JHS, we believe every pet deserves a loving home, but we discourage people from buying pets from stores, where most of the dogs are bred in puppy mills or commercial kennels.”

Puppy mills are mass dog-breeding operations where animals are subject to unsanitary conditions and a lack of veterinary care. Pets bred in puppy mills often suffer from health and / or behavioral problems. Puppy mills will continue as long as people purchase puppies from pet stores and other outlets that do not practice humane treatment of animals.

Pets adoptable for $25 can be identified by the Home for the Holidays tag on their cage doors. The Home for the Holidays adoption special continues through the end of December.

The Jacksonville Humane Society is located at 8464 Beach Blvd. Adoption hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More information about JHS is available by calling 904-725-8766 or visiting

About the Jacksonville Humane Society
The Jacksonville Humane Society, founded in 1885, serves more than 4,000 animals each year. JHS is a non-profit center for animal welfare and education that serves as a resource to the community for all companion-animal related issues. The organization is dedicated to finding loving, permanent homes for animals by matching people with the pet that is right for them.