The Jacksonville Humane Society Launches Interactive Web site

Jacksonville, FL – The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) is proud to launch a new, interactive Web site, located at The site provides information on companion-animal related services and resources throughout the First Coast and offers an online community for pet owners.

“Our new Web site lets us showcase our adoptable animals while serving as a resource to the community,” said Leona Sheddan, executive director of JHS. “The site offers information on everything from low-cost veterinary clinics and pet behavior problems to adoption and JHS events.”

In addition to featuring adoptable pets, the JHS Web site also offers a step-by-step guide on finding the perfect furry friend. Potential adopters can download surveys to help them find a pet that matches their lifestyle.

The new JHS Web site also offers information on lost and found pets, surrendering pets, pet laws and animal cruelty. Users can also learn about and register for JHS events, including the Trail of Tails Pet Walk and Festival, the Fur Ball Gala and Toast to the Animals (a wine tasting event). Site visitors can donate to JHS online and can purchase the 2009 Furry Faces calendar, a fundraiser for JHS.

“On our new site, users can also find information about our Capital Campaign,” said Sheddan. “Funds raised through the Capital Campaign will help JHS build a new, state-of-the-art animal adoption and education center.”

The Web site’s free online community connects pet owners, enthusiasts and professionals with an interest in the welfare of animals. JHS staff moderates the forums, but site users create content, sharing stories, ideas, advice and opinions.

The new site launched Nov. 3. Burdette Ketchum, a Jacksonville-based marketing and communications agency, designed the site.

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.