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Animal House: K9s for Warriors Celebrates Award, Donates Station Dog to Local Police

Animal House: K9s for Warriors Celebrates Award, Donates Station Dog to Local Police

K9s for Warriors has donated Buster, a sixteen-month-old Labrador retriever, to serve as a trained JSO (Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office), Station Dog. Buster was donated in honor of Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s presentation of the Back the Blue Award to the nonprofit. Moody presented the award in honor of the organization’s dedication to Florida’s first […]

Friends of Jacksonville Animals (FOJA) celebrates 4,000th shelter dog treated for heartworm disease

Friends of Jacksonville Animals (FOJA) celebrates 4,000th shelter dog treated for heartworm disease

The nonprofit Friends of Jacksonville Animals (FOJA), has much to celebrate this holiday season.  FOJA’s Heart Care Program has successfully treated the 4000th dog for heartworm disease, at Jacksonville’s Animal Care & Protective Services (ACPS).  That special 4,000th dog, Elvis, has also been adopted. This healthy,  happy ending is the goal for every shelter animal, […]

PetSmart Charities donates 38,000 pounds of pet food to help Northeast Florida families with pets

PetSmart Charities donates 38,000 pounds of pet food to help Northeast Florida families with pets

Local charity, Feeding Northeast Florida (FNEFL), recently received more than 38,000 pounds of pet food donated by PetSmart Charities. This is one of the largest single donations ever received by the nonprofit organization, to help families with pets who may be in need. Because of FNEFL’s widespread regional network, the donated pet food has helped […]

Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelters Help More Victims to Safety

Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelters Help More Victims to Safety

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and abuse victims with pets are much more likely to seek help, escape a dangerous situation and  leave their abuser, if they can bring their pet. Only approximately 12% of domestic violence shelters accept victims who arrive with pets. Another 24% offer referrals to animal welfare organizations, according to […]

Organization helps develop better skills for local pet owners

Organization helps develop better skills for local pet owners

K-9 Obedience Club of Jacksonville offers unique programs, training and exercise On an August Sunday morning at K-9 Obedience Club of Jacksonville’s covered outdoor pavilion, five excited young dogs mostly focused on their owners’ faces. Those owners, two men, two women and one couple, came from all over Northeast Florida to attend their sixth in […]

ANIMAL TEACHERS

ANIMAL TEACHERS

When schools open in August, students will be welcomed back by more than just teachers, administrators and staff. In some school classrooms, a variety of friendly classroom pets and animal reading companions will enrich and expand traditional learning, according to longtime educators Ana Andenmatten and Laurie Wilbur. Both women are teachers and mothers with decades […]

Pet Domestic Rabbits

Pet Domestic Rabbits

Inspired by the Story of Luke’s Sugar Bunny “There’s something out in the yard!” an excited four-year-old announced to family members gathered for a cookout. With so much food and conversation, it was pure luck that anyone noticed the small, mostly white and chocolate-spotted animal lounging in full view of resident hawks.  It was a […]

Seresto Flea & Tick Collars Safety Alert

Seresto Flea & Tick Collars Safety Alert

In late April, both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Congressional House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, opened investigations into the safety of Seresto Flea and Tick Collars. They called upon manufacturer Elanco, to temporarily recall the collars for the duration of their investigations into adverse reaction and pet death reports. They […]

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