Animal House

Animal House: Epic Farm Sanctuary & EPIC Outreach

Animal House: Epic Farm Sanctuary & EPIC Outreach

Saving Animals, Teaching Kindness & Compassion Jessie and her husband, “Farmer Jack” Miller of Epic Farm and EPIC Outreach, chose the correct name for their nonprofit organization. Their epic mission encompasses several projects that model and teach kindness and compassion for all living things. Their goal is to build stronger bonds between humans, animals, and […]

Animal House: Disabled & Special Needs Pets Can Be Perfect Companions

Animal House: Disabled & Special Needs Pets Can Be Perfect Companions

Disabled and special needs pets can become the best companions of all, according to Jacksonville’s Animal Care & Protective Services (ACPS) staff, fosters, rescuers, and owners who share incredible stories. They describe these animals’ resilience and determination to heal, recover and adapt to challenges. Whether born with birth defects, chronic diseases, hit by cars, severely […]

Animal House: Wildlife Rescue Coalition Relocates Founder Barbara Tidwell Retires, Welcomes New Director

Animal House: Wildlife Rescue Coalition Relocates Founder Barbara Tidwell Retires, Welcomes New Director

The Wildlife Rescue Coalition of Northeast Florida (WRC) has begun a new chapter of progress in its mission to save local wildlife, said founder and president, Barbara Tidwell. Tidwell, who recently announced her retirement, has devoted the past twenty-five years to leading the nonprofit, all-volunteer organization. She will continue serving as a board member, advisor, […]

Animal House: HUMMINGBIRDS

Animal House: HUMMINGBIRDS

Hummingbirds flash their tropical parrot feathers of metallic emerald green, ruby red, and silver-gray as they zoom across Jacksonville yards. Their flight speeds are so fast, the eye can barely follow. Homeowners or gardeners can easily attract these fascinating, tiny acrobats and help keep the fragile birds safe and healthy. Hummingbird feeders provide unlimited opportunities […]

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 […]

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