The Jacksonville Humane Society Announces Corporate Challenge


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) is challenging local businesses to raise money for the animal welfare and education center’s first annual Trail of Tails: Pet Walk & Festival. The company that raises the most money for the event will name the adoption center’s cat cabana. 

“This fun event offers a great chance for Jacksonville businesses to enjoy some friendly competition for a great cause,” said Leona Sheddan, executive director of JHS. “Corporate teams of four or more people can register for the walk and create donation pages. The team that raises the most money for JHS can name our cat cabana. The winners could choose to name the room after their company or organization.”

The team that raises the second highest amount of money for JHS will name the puppy room. The team in third place, raising the third highest amount of money for JHS, will name the cattery. Naming rights for this competition are good for the organization’s current adoption center only.

In the cat cabana, felines live together in one room. There are no cages in the cat cabana. All puppies live in kennels in the puppy room prior to adoption, and cats live in condos in the cattery while awaiting adoption.

JHS is hosting the first-ever Trail of Tails: Pet Walk & Festival on Feb. 28. Walkers can register at prior to the walk. Through, walkers can create sponsorship pages and invite friends to donate money for their walk.

The walk kicks off at 10 a.m. and will start and end at Friendship Fountain Park. Entrance is $25 per person for team members. Individual entry is $30 per person. Animals walk with their owners for free. For more information about the Trail of Tails: Pet Walk & Festival, please visit

“At least five of my co-workers are participating in the walk,” said Michelle King, public relations director at Burdette Ketchum. “As a group, we have already raised nearly $500 for JHS just by asking friends and family for donations. We are all excited to support a great cause.”

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 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.