The Jacksonville Humane Society announces Trail of Tails Corporate Challenge winners

The State Farm Insurance – Jacksonville Operations Center has won naming rights to the Jacksonville Humane Society’s (JHS) Cat Cabana

Jacksonville, FL – The State Farm team raised $2,727 – the most of any corporate team – in the Trail of Tails: Pet Walk & Festival Corporate Challenge, granting them the right to name the Cat Cabana.

“Our first annual Trail of Tails: Pet Walk & Festival was a huge success,” said Leona Sheddan, executive director of JHS. “We offered local companies the chance to enjoy some friendly competition, competing to win naming rights for three rooms at our animal education and adoption center.”

Jacksonville law firm Ford, Bowlus, Duss, Kenney, Safer & Hampton, P.A. raised $1,790, the second-highest amount. The firm will name the Puppy Room. Another local law firm, Brant, Abraham, Reiter, McCormick & Greene, P.A. will name the Cattery, coming in third with $1,770.

Naming rights will be offered each year for the top three corporate team fundraisers. The corporate winners each have an opportunity to name the rooms after their organization. Naming rights for this year’s competition are for calendar year 2009 and for JHS’s current adoption center only.

In the Cat Cabana, felines live together in one room without separate cages. All puppies live in kennels in the Puppy Room prior to adoption, and cats live in “condos” in the Cattery while awaiting adoption.

More than 1,000 people attended JHS’s first-ever Trail of Tails: Pet Walk & Festival on Feb. 28. The event raised more than $120,000 for JHS.

About the Jacksonville Humane Society

The Jacksonville Humane Society is a non-profit center for animal welfare and education. The organization is dedicated to finding loving, permanent homes for animals by matching people with the pet that is right for them. The Jacksonville Humane Society offers numerous educational opportunities, programs and services to foster the humane treatment of animals.