The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS), founded in 1885, is the second oldest non-profit in the city of Jacksonville. In 2005, JHS officially became a no kill animal shelter. Shortly after, we formed a coalition with First Coast No More Homeless Pets and Animal Care and Protective Services to make Jacksonville a no kill city. In 2014, that goal became reality and Jacksonville became the nation’s largest no kill city.
The mission of the Jacksonville Humane Society is to provide comfort, care, and compassion to the homeless animals in Jacksonville while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of our community. JHS strives to be a resource for both pets and their owners. Every year we find new, loving homes for more than 5,000 dogs and cats, and assist more than 4,000 families with resources to keep pets and people together. We will throw open the doors to our new JHS Adoption, Education and Community Resource Center in September of 2017, 10 years after the devastating fire that destroyed our property and took the lives of 86 animals. We cannot wait to celebrate with our community!
Generosity breeds joy!