Community Partnerships

The Jacksonville Humane Society is proud to partner with a variety of local and national organizations to create a more compassionate community.

Animal Care & Protective Services: JHS transfers pets from ACPS on a weekly basis in an effort to maintain our city’s no-kill status. We also frequently collaborate to host joint adoption events and animal control officers visit JHS’s Summer Camp program each year.

The Arc of Jacksonville: JHS provides volunteer opportunities to adult residents of the Arc as well as high school students participating in Arc programs.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida: JHS hosts an annual service day for brother/sister pairs.

Brooks Rehabilitation Aphasia Center: Members of the Aphasia Center regularly visit JHS to read to the animals as a form of language therapy.

Catholic Charities Jacksonville: JHS regularly partners with Catholic Charities to provide free veterinary outreach services to the community.

Catty Shack: Representatives of Catty Shack have visited the JHS summer camp to share information on tigers vs. domestic cats.

Department of Corrections: JHS offers a community service program where adults can satisfy court-mandated community service hours.

Duval County Public Schools: JHS offers veterinary medicine and other internship opportunities to high school students in Duval County.

employU: JHS serves as an employU business partner, offering job skills training for for people with disabilities and other underserved populations.

First Coast No More Homeless Pets: FCNMHP is a JHS Kitten Krusader partner and is also a member of the Northeast Florida No-Kill Coalition.

Five Star Veterans Center: JHS offers volunteer opportunities to veterans living at Five Star Veterans Center through our Paws & Stripes volunteer program.

Florida Leaders in Lifesaving: FLIL is a JHS initiative dedicated to uniting animal welfare organizations in Florida in a statewide mission to save the lives of dogs and cats in shelters.

Girl Scout & Boy Scout Troops: JHS hosts badge events for Brownies and offers opportunities for Eagle Scout projects.

Goodwill of North Florida: JHS serves as an internship site for Goodwill’s Mayor’s Youth at Work Partnership and also offers service opportunities to the Mayor’s Young Leaders Advisory Council.

Jacksonville School for Autism: Groups of students and teachers from the Jacksonville School for Autism volunteer at JHS weekly.

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens: Zoo educators visit JHS’s Summer Camp program each summer to talk about the differences between wolves/coyotes and domestic dogs.

Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation: The Furyk Foundation generously provides JHS camp and field trip scholarships, benefiting thousands of children in our community, including those from partnering agencies like the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund.

JSO: Officers from JSO’s K-9 unit visit JHS’s Summer Camp program each year during Careers with Pets Week.

Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida: JHS partners with Lutheran Social Services to offer a pet food bank and other pet help resources to the community.

MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation: JHS regularly visits MWYF through our educational outreach program for kids.

North Florida School of Special Education: JHS provides weekly volunteer opportunities for students and the NFSSE’s Berry Good Farms division often participates in JHS events by donating handmade dog biscuits.

Partnership for Child Health: In collaboration with the Partnership for Child Health, JHS is proud to offer Humane Heroes, a humane education-themed juvenile diversion program.

Police Athletic League of Jacksonville: JHS regularly visits JaxPAL sites after school through our educational outreach program for kids.

Sanctuary on 8th Street: JHS regularly visits the Sanctuary through our educational outreach program for kids.

Sulzbacher Village: JHS regularly visits Sulzbacher Village through our educational outreach program for kids.

University of Florida: JHS provides externships for students studying veterinary science from UF Veterinary School.

University of North Florida: JHS provides jobs to students in the federal work-study program at UNF and internships to students in the Communications Department.

Do you work with an organization who might like to partner with us?

We’d love to learn more!

Email us at: [email protected]

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