City of Jacksonville's Animal Care and Protective Services Is At Critical Capacity

May 04, 2022  
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City asks for help clearing the shelter

Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) urgently needs dog adopters and fosters. The shelter is at critical capacity. 

There are 300 dogs currently in the shelter. The shelter contains 264 dog kennels. Citizens are encouraged to adopt or foster a dog. The greatest need is for medium and large dogs. Foster commitment varies and staff will help you find a match.

Tomorrow begins a Cinco de Bow-Wow adoption event starting noon. Adoptions will be free through Sunday. City license fees may apply.

Visit the ACPS shelter (2020 Forest St. – 32204) in person or visit www.coj.net/pets to view available pets.  Adoption hours are: 

  • Thursday, May 5 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Friday, May 6 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Meet adoptable dogs at PetSmart Regency this Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (356 Monument Rd. – 32225).

About ACPS: ACPS enhances the quality of life in our neighborhoods by offering quality pets for adoption at a reasonable cost. ACPS is dedicated to providing a high level of service to the citizens of Jacksonville and to saving lives of all adoptable animals in our community.  Animal Care and Protective Services can be reached via email at JaxPets@COJ.net or call (904) 630-CITY (2489).