Animal Care and Protective Services

ACPS SHELTER FULL: Critical Need for Adoptions & Fosters

ACPS SHELTER FULL: Critical Need for Adoptions & Fosters

At press time The Resident Community News staff learned that Jacksonville’s Animal Care & Protective Services shelter is completely full and in critical need of adopters and fosters. They have approximately 150 dogs available for immediate adoption, with more added daily. ACPS desperately needs the help of our caring community to adopt, foster, become a […]

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 […]

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, […]

Animal House: ACPS Foster Appreciation Evening unites animal lovers at Fishweir Brewery

Animal House: ACPS Foster Appreciation Evening unites animal lovers at Fishweir Brewery

Animal Care & Protective Services (ACPS) Kitten Foster and Volunteer Transporter Pamela Newby Love, an Avondale resident, hosted a foster appreciation evening at Fishweir Brewery on Edgewood Avenue on Nov. 24. Fishweir Brewery bartender Ryan Parker said that he and the brewery owners, Broc and Stacey Flores care about animals and were pleased that Love […]