ANIMAL CARE AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Whiskers & Waves free adoption event in Jacksonville Beach
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – The City of Jacksonville’s Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) is holding its second annual “Whiskers and Waves” adoption event on March 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Latham Plaza in Jacksonville Beach. Dogs and cats will be available for adoption free-of-charge thanks to a sponsorship from the Petco Foundation. “We are excited to find forever homes for pets at this fun event at the beach,” ACPS Division Chief Jennifer Walter said. “This is a great opportunity to meet your new best friend since a variety of pet adoption agencies will be showcasing adoptable pets. Thanks to the Petco Foundation, adoptions are free, so this is an ideal time to find that perfect furry companion,” said Walter.
Animal Care officers raid Westside Jacksonville home, seize dogs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville man is out of jail on bond after his home was recently raided by police and officers with Animal Care and Protective Services. A neighbor, who asked not to be identified, said she issued a complaint to animal control about continuous animal noises. “They would cry and cry and cry,” she said. According to Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office calls for service, there have been five animal noise complaints at the property since 2019. AdThe raid on the home comes more than a week after police and animal control raided a Northside property on Old Kings Road.
Playing Cupid: City wants families to find ‘fur’-ever love this Valentine’s Day
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The city’s Animal Care and Protective Services is featuring some special adoptable animals just in time for Valentine’s Day. Shelter staff hope you and your family find a fur-ever love this weekend as they encourage adoption and fostering of pets in need. : ACPS offers free- or low-cost adoptions, but don’t forget the long-term care of a pet is an expense. Be patient, show lots of love and help your new pet adjust. “All of our adoptable animals are loving and deserving of a happy Valentine’s Day in a ‘furever’ home with their ‘furever’ families.
Help give Jacksonville shelters ‘Silent Night’ by fostering pet for holidays
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville’s annual “Silent Night” program that aims to empty animal shelters for the holidays will soon be in full swing. Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) and the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) are inviting everyone to foster a cat or dog. The goal is to empty the shelters by Christmas Eve. Animal lovers can visit the two shelters Dec. 17-24 to be matched with and pick up a furry friend. The JHS facility, located at 8464 Beach Blvd., is open from noon - 7 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on weekends (closed Christmas Day).
149 cats, dogs adopted during Black Friday weekend
Published: November 26, 2020, 10:40 am Updated: November 30, 2020, 11:14 amJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Great update: 149 animals have new homes after the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) and Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) hosted a Black Friday event offering free adoptions. JHS told News4Jax that 92 cats and 57 dogs were adopted from Nov. 27 through Nov. 29. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Those interested in viewing JHS’ adoptable pets can visit www.jaxhumane.org. Visitors to can also help the pets in our community by bringing a bag of dog or cat food as a donation. For more information, visit www.
Jacksonville man charged with 16 counts of aggravated animal cruelty
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville man is charged with 16 counts of aggravated animal cruelty. The complaint shows the dogs had no potable water, little food, cages filled with feces and urine, and were emaciated. The dogs are now being cared for at ACPS, which is trying to get sole legal custody of the animals. According to an arrest report, the case against Mercer began on Sept. 24, when a neighbor reported an awful smell coming from Mercer’s home, along with the sound of barking dogs. An animal control officer went to the home and found 16 canines, most of which were hound dogs, that were used for hunting, according to Mercer.
Nassau Humane Society takes in 20 dogs from Duval County home
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Nassau Humane Society in Fernandina Beach took in 20 small dogs Friday from Animal Care and Protective Services in Jacksonville. The dogs were surrendered to ACPS on Friday, and the shelter contacted Nassau County for help. All of the animals will need vaccinations and some will need spay-neuter surgeries, which NHS will pay for. Dogs requiring spay-neuter will be posted for pre-adoption pending their surgeries. 20 dogs surrendered to the Nassau County Humane Society.
Free pet adoptions during ’Leap into Love’ event this weekend
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Get ready to fall in love with a furry friend this Leap Day! The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) and Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) are hosting an adoption event to celebrate Leap Day on Saturday, Feb. 29 and Sunday, March 1. The event will be held at Petsmart’s Regency location between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Both shelters will be offering free adoptions on site as well and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.“A leap year gives us one extra day to save more lives,” Denise Deisler, JHS CEO, said. “We are very thankful to PetSmart Charities for allowing us to host this event and for all their life-saving support.”All animals will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccines.
3rd annual Adopt a Bark in the Park set for Saturday
Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - If you have been considering adopting a pet, you may want to head to Riverside Park from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday for Adopt a Bark in the Park. The event will feature adoptable dogs from Animal Care and Protective Services, along with pet-friendly vendors, a raffle and a doggie ball pit. The Jacksonville Jaycees are hosting the event to benefit Friends of Jacksonville Animals, a nonprofit pet group that works to find forever homes for animals. Kanine Social is located just down the road from Riverside Park at 580 College St., Jacksonville, FL 32204. Adopt a Bark in the Park is open to the public, free and pet and kid-friendly.
Jacksonville Humane Society offering free adoptions this weekend
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) and Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) want you to take home a four-legged friend this weekend. The adoption special waives the regular adoption fees that range from $50-$125 to encourage the public to adopt. Were excited to partner with the city and offer this holiday special to the public, said Denise Deisler, CEO of the Jacksonville Humane Society. You can visit the Jacksonville Humane Society on Beach Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and 10 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free adoptions are also available at Animal Care and Protective Services.