The Jacksonville Humane Society Showcases Adoptable Pets On Demand

Adopters Can View Animals Anytime from their Comcast Cable Systems

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 8, 2009) – The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) is now featuring adoptable dogs and cats on Comcast On Demand. The system allows families to learn about adoptable animals from the comfort of their own homes.

“Comcast is giving us a new and different way to highlight adoptable companion animals,” said Leona Sheddan, executive director of JHS. “The On Demand feature allows more families to get to know the unique personality traits of many of our adoptable pets at their convenience. On video, viewers are able to see more of a dog or cat’s personality as they interact with people, run and play.”

Each Comcast On Demand pet feature showcases one animal. The segments are about one minute in length and are available to all Comcast On Demand subscribers. Comcast customers can access the pet features by selecting “On Demand” followed by “Get Local” and “Pet Adoptions” on their remote controls.

Adoptable animal features are updated monthly and highlight about seven dogs and seven cats per month. All Jacksonville Humane Society animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped and receive at least one round of vaccinations prior to adoption.

About Comcast On Demand

Comcast On Demand offers more than 10,000 movies, music and top TV shows, including more than 1,000 high-definition programs. Choices include popular kids, sports, lifestyle and local programming available at anytime with the ability to pause, rewind and fast-forward selections. Comcast has more than 11-billion On Demand subscribers.

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.

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