JHS has been truly inspiring in educating my son in animal care and what it means to find their animals a forever home. He’s attended their day and summer camps the last few years where he reads to the animals, helps clean up after them, learns their natural habits. It left such an impact on him that the last 2 birthdays he helped raise either funds or physical donations to support them in lieu of birthday presents. He shares what he’s learned with friends and family. We eventually became a “Storm Trooper” where you foster an animal during one of the hurricanes and ended up finding a new member of the family. A truly remarkable organization and staple of the community.
This is the second summer our boys attended their summer camp and it is by far the HIGHTLIGHT of their summer! Not only do they provide a safe and fun environment, the educational aspect is outstanding! The staff is amazing and they even remembered our boys from the week they spent with them the year before. It is truly a gem here in Jacksonville. The boys favorite part of the week was recording a commercial for pet adoption. I recommend this nonprofit to ALL our family and friends!
Whether you are adopting, volunteering, or donating, JHS is a wonderful organization. It starts with the employees. They all love what they do, they have the best interest of the animals and JHS at heart, and they are so appreciative of the volunteers. The building is beautiful (big, tall ceilings, plenty of room for the animals) and clean. The cat area is amazing. The cats have rooms to roam in and one even has a tree. We adopted our Roxy during their annual "Silent Night" event in 12/2017. I have volunteered there since 2016 and I see first hand what an impact JHS and their employees make to the community. There are so many programs that JHS offers to benefit the animals, to their owners, and the community. Besides adoptions, they provide affordable vet care, have a Pet Pantry (animal food bank), kids camps, and so much more. This is truly a gem in Jacksonville.
The Jacksonville Humane Society fight tirelessly every single day to save lives. They adopt thousands of dogs and cats each year, many of whom would have died due to a lack of shelter space. You see, they pull from a local city shelter, which frequently gets overrun with dogs and cats due to either strays or owner surrenders. When looking to adopt your next pet in Northeast, FL - look to JHS.