Shelter Closed for Meeting December 10, 2019

Animal Care and Protective Services will be closed on Wednesday December 11th, from 2:30 pm until 5:30 pm for a department meeting. 


Storm Safety for Your Pets September 2, 2019

Pets are p art of the family, so make sure you keep them safe during a natural disaster,


City's Animal Shelter Receives Funding From PetSmart Charities To Help People And Pets Stay Together June 20, 2019

Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) wants to keep pets with their owners using a $50,000 grant from PetSmart Charities®, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America.


Jacksonville Hosts "Kitty Hall" Adoption Event June 19, 2019

The ACPS Kitty Hall adoption event was a great success today. 7 kittens found forever homes, including 2 going home with our own WJXT4 Nikki Kimbleton - If you missed the event today, the ACPS is open most nights until 7:00 PM.


JFRD Helps Homeless Pets With #JaxRescuersforRescues April 26, 2019

Jacksonville's firefighters are helping Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) find loving forever families for homeless pets. Visit JFRD's Twitter page to learn about the #JaxRescuersforRescues campaign, and the adorable animals available for adoption: twitter.com/JFRDJAX.


Animal Care And Protective Services Receives $400,000 Grant, Surprise Party February 25, 2019

The team, volunteers and pets at Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) received BIG expressions of love with the award of a $400,000 grant presented by the Petco Foundation A national nonprofit working to inspire and lead change for animals, Petco representatives made a surprise visit to the City’s animal shelter to host a Valentine’s Day celebration, complete with a catered lunch, gifts for ACPS pets, staff and volunteers and an oversized check for $400,000. The grant award is part the more than $14 million investment the Petco Foundation is making in animal welfare organizations across the nation.


Find The Perfect Match At ACPS February 5, 2019

Animal Care and Protective Services has “Plenty of Pets” to help residents find their perfect match, like Sweetness.


Animal Care & Protective Services To Receive Much-Needed X-Ray Machine January 6, 2015

The Jed Fund, Anonymous Donation Will Cover Cost of Equipment   Thanks to a private donation and a fundraising campaign launched Dec. 1 by the Jed Fund, Animal Care & Protective Services (ACPS) will be the recipient of a critically-needed X-ray machine. After an initial donation of $32,000 from an anonymous donor, a capital campaign led by the Jed Fund raised an additional $32,003 to cover the remaining cost of the machine.    “The Jed Fund is an inspiring example of what we can achieve as a community when we work together,” said Mayor Alvin Brown. “Efforts such as this one are part of what drives Jacksonville’s success as city.”