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Jacksonville’s Animals Need Your Help

February 16, 2018  
The mayor's pups, Blake & B.

My family and I couldn’t imagine our lives without Blake and B. Those faces you see in that photo greet us every day, reminding us of the special bond and incredible love only pets can provide.   

You too can experience this love by adopting a pet from the City’s Animal Care & Protective Services (ACPS) shelter.
In observance of National Pet Adoption weekend which kicks off tomorrow, our ACPS division is offering free adoptions during a “Bring Love Home” event hosted at three locations: the ACPS Shelter at 2020 Forest St., the Jacksonville Humane Society at 8464 Beach Blvd., and the Regency Petsmart at 356 Monument Rd.  
Bring Love Home National Adoption Weekend, February 17-18, 10 AM - 4 PM.
Citizens who adopt from the ACPS facility are not only supporting the needs of animals seeking a good home, they are supporting a community-wide commitment made several years ago to save animals entering shelters. Maintaining our distinction as one of the nation’s largest no-kill communities is important to us, and requires the support and involvement of all citizens.
If you have never been to our Forest Street facility, please visit to adopt, foster, or volunteer, or go on our Web site at to learn more.
No task is too small; no heart is too big for the amount of love that is sure to come with a pet. Don’t wait. Bring love home today!