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Change a Pet’s Life Day: JHS offers unique adoption event in January

Free adoptions in exchange for a bag of pet food

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Sunday, Jan. 24, is National Change a Pet’s Life Day, and the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) offered a unique adoption opportunity for community members.

On Sunday, Jan. 24, JHS offered free adoptions in exchange for a bag of pet food for the JHS pet food bank.

The goal of this event was to assist both pets and people in need by finding new homes for the animals at JHS while providing pet food to community pet owners.

“This event is a wonderful way to give back to both pets and people in need,” Denise Deisler, CEO of JHS, said ahead of the event. “We are very excited to see our community show up and make a difference in the lives of many.”

Adoptions were available at the JHS Adoption and Education Center, located at 8464 Beach Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24.

All animals adopted from JHS are spayed/neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccines.

Donations were accepted in person at the time of adoption.

JHS prefers Purina brand pet food, but any brand is OK. The highest need at this time is cat food.

Donations can also be made online at jaxhumane.org/changeapetslife.

For additional information, visit jaxhumane.org or call 904-724-8766.

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About the Authors:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.