Since 2008, Friends of Jacksonville Animals has been supporting Jacksonville's city animal shelter, Animal Care & Protective Services. The city has funds to provide only the very basic services to the shelter animals. We are proud that we are able to provide funding above the basics to help those animals that would not otherwise receive the care that they need to become adoptable. We work very hard to raise money so that more animals can be adopted into loving homes. To date, Strut Your Mutt is our largest fundraiser, and provides us the financial backing we need to continue our important work helping shelter animals. Won't you please help me raise my goal of $4,000.00 by donating to my page? No amount is too small as any amount is greatly appreciated.
Last year, with your donations, FOJA was able to spend $129,000 on programs that directly benefit the animals. This included printers for all the Animal Control Officer vehicles to allow them to work more efficiently and get to more calls, saving more lives in the process. This included $43,000 for heart worm treatments for dogs. To date, this program alone has saved over 2,200 dogs. We spend over $6,000 per month on immiticide (the treatment for heart worms), and supply all the milk replacement formula for the bottle baby kittens and puppies.
Last year, we were challenged with high medical bills from funding several major orthopedic surgeries, cancer treatments, diagnostics and treatments at specialty vet offices, and so much more. We are incredibly humbled and honored that you would give your dollars to FOJA making it possible for us to always say yes when the question is "Can you help?"
I need your help to reach my goal. Can I count on your donation for this sponsored walk? It’s tax-deductible for you, and the great thing is each participating animal welfare organization keeps all the money it raises (after transaction fees).