How to protect your four-legged friend from the mysterious respiratory illness making its way around
If you’re a pet owner, you’re probably concerned about recent news spreading about a mysterious respiratory illness in dogs that’s spreading across the country, especially since there’s a possibility that it has made its way to Florida.
Columbia County Sheriff’s Office K-9 found after being missing in woods for more than 24 hours
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office announced K-9 Chaos — who went missing in the woods Monday morning — has been found in good health after a citizen spotted him on SE Pounds Hammock Road Tuesday morning.
Crafting Corner | DIY enrichment toys
All Fur Pets is a positive reinforcement dog training company run by Chrissy Dullano. She opened up Jacksonville’s indoor Canine Activity Center which is the first indoor training center that practices positive reinforcement training only. Chrissy works with many local rescue organizations and fosters. She is passionate and works hard to help prevent dogs going into shelter, rehoming, and being returned. @allfurpets allfurpetsjax.com
Paws-ing for pets | Meet Cupid
Cupid is a 5 year old large mixed-breed dog who lives up to his name – this guy is all love! Cupid loves to meet new people, get pets and give kisses. Cupid is one of our Dog Day Out Adventure Dogs, and has received glowing feedback from his adventure partners! They all say that Cupid is polite, good in the car, and happy-go-lucky. Cupid is also a Dolly’s Dream Dog! His sponsored adoption includes his adoption fee, leash, collar, and a 6 month supply of heartworm prevention. Dolly’s Dream supports the adoption of blocky-headed dogs who can often be overlooked in the shelter. JHS’s partnership with organizations like Dolly’s Dream goes hand-in-hand with our mission of providing care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of our community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.
Florida senator nixes proposal to ban dogs from sticking heads out of car windows: report
Florida Sen. Lauren Book filed a bill intended to protect animals, and the legislation included a proposal that would make it illegal to let a dog stick its head out of a window of a moving car. But after getting feedback on that proposal, Book reportedly plans to amend the bill and remove that ban from the legislation.
Paws-ing 4 Pets | Give Blue a Forever home
Today on Pawsing for Pets we have “Blue” from Jax Humane. She’s a 4 year old mixed breed who has lived with other dogs and children. She’s housetrained and very sweet. If you are looking for a furry friend to add to your family, consider baby Blue! The Jacksonville Humane Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of our community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.
White squirrels, Casanova Killer, sago palm dangers: The digital features that fascinated you in 2022
From white squirrels and poisoned puppies to a Jacksonville serial killer and local entrepreneurs, our News4JAX.com team worked hard this year to showcase a variety of special content for our online audience.
Jacksonville Humane Society CEO explains highly contagious virus which caused 130 dogs to quarantine at ACPS shelter
Over 100 dogs at Jacksonville’s Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) shelter are still under quarantine Friday after one dog tested positive for pneumovirus, which is a highly contagious respiratory virus.
Jacksonville Humane Society prepares for another National Adoption Weekend
The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) and Best Friends Animal Society, a leading national animal welfare organization working to save the lives of cats and dogs in America’s shelters by 2025, are teaming up for another adoption campaign to encourage people to adopt a new best friend.
Clay County Animal Services needs your help this holiday season to find forever homes for long-term shelter dogs
Clay County Animal Services is teaming up with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and the Petfinder Foundation this holiday season to help long-term shelter dogs in Clay County find their forever homes.
Pet owners in Springfield on edge after multiple family cats disappear, including 2 later found dead in dumpster
Pet owners in the Springfield area who were already on edge following the recent disappearance of multiple cats are even more on edge after an incident involving a family cat was caught on video.
ACPS continues to struggle with overcrowding, temporarily limits intake
Despite several successful adoption events, and initiating an appointment-based intake system last month, the number of animals at Animal Care and Protective Services continues to exceed a volume that can be adequately cared for with current staffing and resources, the shelter said.
Positively JAX: All 10 beagles from mass-breeding facility have been pre-adopted, Nassau Humane says
NHS sent an update on Friday saying all 10 of the 7-month-old male beagles had been pre-adopted -- within the first hour of them becoming available on Friday -- which just happened to be National Dog Day!