Animal House

Animal House: WILD WONDERS ANIMAL SHOW

Animal House: WILD WONDERS ANIMAL SHOW

Parks & Libraries Offer Free Wildlife Programs An excited group of wiggly children of all ages, teens and adults, recently gathered on a Saturday morning under an outdoor pavilion at Dutton Island Preserve to see “Dinosaurs Among Us”. The “dinosaurs” were actually their modern-day descendants: all kinds of reptiles, the stars of a free educational […]

Animal House: COMMUNITY CATS LOST or ABANDONED PETS, STRAYS & FERAL

Animal House: COMMUNITY CATS LOST or ABANDONED PETS, STRAYS & FERAL

Springfield Kitty Cat Shack Helps Them All The phone call request for help was one of hundreds that Evelyn Borland receives every year. A hotel manager said a friendly, pregnant cat was crying at the door. “When volunteer Valerie Hale arrived and cracked open a can of food, she didn’t see the pregnant cat, but […]

Animal House: Wildlife Babies May Not Need Help

Animal House: Wildlife Babies May Not Need Help

The first impulse at the sight of a tiny baby bird, squirrel, flying squirrel, raccoon, possum or rabbit alone on its own, may be to scoop it up away from  danger and rush to a wildlife rescue. Wildlife experts say that healthy wild babies old enough to be on their own, must be allowed to […]

Animal House: Pets & Separation Anxiety

Animal House: Pets & Separation Anxiety

Many businesses closed by the pandemic, and workers forced into full or partially remote employment, have returned to normal business hours, and schools re-opened. The exodus of workers and students from home has created separation anxiety for some pets who have grown accustomed to daily company, regular attention, frequent playtime and exercise. Pets exhibit signs […]

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 […]

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