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Amy Samson

Kami, formerly know as Sandy, is settling into her new home very well! Her new owners sent us some pics! You can see how much fun she is having with her new big sister Summer! Huge thanks to Terra (her new mom) and to Magda and Daniel for helping us find our foster pup a family to love her as much as we did!

-Amy & Gil

Amy Samson

Featured Cat of the Month! Prissy is located at 356 Monument Road Petsmart. She is available Monday-Saturday 9-6pm and  Sunday 10-6pm, to check PS availability please call 724-4600 Option 8. Prissy is a newcomer at Petsmart, but she resided at the shelter for several months. She is a 1 year old female brown Tabby DSH. She is friendly, likes other cats, and probably ok with dogs b/c she has such a great personality. She loves to be pet and loves to cuddle. She is looking for a loving home as she has been a cage since she was a kitten. She is a sweet girl. She came into the shelter as a stray. She has been at the shelter the longest therefore transferred to Petsmart in hopes to find her a home soon. Prissy is spayed, micro-chipped, and current on vaccinations and only $20 plus $15 city license fee.

Featured Cat of the Month!

Prissy is located at 356 Monument Road Petsmart. She is available Monday-Saturday 9-6pm and  Sunday 10-6pm, to check PS availability please call 724-4600 Option 8. Prissy is a newcomer at Petsmart, but she resided at the shelter for several months. She is a 1 year old female brown Tabby DSH. She is friendly, likes other cats, and probably ok with dogs b/c she has such a great personality. She loves to be pet and loves to cuddle. She is looking for a loving home as she has been a cage since she was a kitten. She is a sweet girl. She came into the shelter as a stray. She has been at the shelter the longest therefore transferred to Petsmart in hopes to find her a home soon. Prissy is spayed, micro-chipped, and current on vaccinations and only $20 plus $15 city license fee.

Amy Samson

November has two great opportunities to support the Friends of Jacksonville Animal Inc.’s mission to save lives at the city shelter and have some great fun in the process!

First up is “An Evening “Fur” the Animals” event this Saturday November 6th from 6-8pm at Avondale Artworks at 3562 St. Johns Avenue next to Biscotti’s.  You can RSVP for the event at http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=135563553161225

There will be wine and cheese and a chance to meet the Board and share with volunteers all of the great animal success stories.  There is a suggested $25 donation per person at the door, excellent silent auction items (like passes for 2 for the full week of TPC, a signed Maurice Jones-Drew football from the Jaguars and a Bahamas cruise) and a raffle!  All proceeds go to support the animals at the city shelter to get them needed equipment and supplies that the city budget cannot afford.

The next event is Strut Your Mutt and that is the following Saturday morning, November 13th starting at 9:30am at the YMCA Northbank Riverwalk!  You can sign up for that at http://www.firstgiving.com/friendsofjacksonvilleanimals or just donate! Come enjoy a brisk morning walk on the Northbank Riverwalk from the YMCA to the Riverside Arts Market where even more fun awaits the strutters and their “mutters”. ;)  The proceeds for this event will go to sponsor the Heart Care Program for FOJA that helps animals that are heartworm positive get the necessary medication they need in order to be able to be adopted instead of destroyed.

Lots of fun and lots of ways to help the “unwanted” animals of Jacksonville! Come out and show your support and help make these loving souls WANTED!  For more information, contact us atinfo@friendsofjacksonvilleanimals.com

Amy Samson

Melinda lost her 18yr old Siamese to old age last month. She came in to adopt a small, scraggly Siamese kitten she saw online. It was a match made in heaven. She has been keeping me updated and she attached some pictures this time. 

The first picture is of Sam now, the second picture is of the little guy when he left the shelter.

Melinda writes, “I adopted this wonderful little boy from you on Sept 15th and I wanted to send you some current pitcures.  His fur is starting to come in thicker and he is growing wonderfully.  He is a little angel!  I cannot thank you enough!  He is a very loved little boy.”

Thanks Melinda!

Amy Samson

Kona needs a home!! Please help us find loving new parents for him! Kona (ID A379731) is a tan and white Labrador Retriever mix.  Kona is approximately 1 year, 3 months old.  He weighs 55 pounds.  He was surrendered by the his owners who had to relocate and could no longer afford to care for him.  He’s a very, very sweet dog.  Imagine being left by the only family you’ve ever known at this strange place full of other dogs and unknown people.  When I walked Kona in front of the Shelter on Saturday..  he would look at each car that drove up with anticipation and excitement - as if he fully expected each car to contain his parents who had finally come back to pick him up.  As you can imagine, it was hard to take him back inside.  Despite all of this, he’s still happy (just look at that dog smile!).  He’s a tall boy with a big heart.  He’s very smart and loves to play ball.  He’s housebroken and knows sit and come.  October is ADOPT A DOG MONTH and Jacksonville ACPS is celebrating by discounting adoption fees one-half for dogs each Saturday in October.

Kona needs a home!! Please help us find loving new parents for him!

Kona (ID A379731) is a tan and white Labrador Retriever mix.  Kona is approximately 1 year, 3 months old.  He weighs 55 pounds.  He was surrendered by the his owners who had to relocate and could no longer afford to care for him.  He’s a very, very sweet dog.  Imagine being left by the only family you’ve ever known at this strange place full of other dogs and unknown people.  When I walked Kona in front of the Shelter on Saturday..  he would look at each car that drove up with anticipation and excitement - as if he fully expected each car to contain his parents who had finally come back to pick him up.  As you can imagine, it was hard to take him back inside.  Despite all of this, he’s still happy (just look at that dog smile!).  He’s a tall boy with a big heart.  He’s very smart and loves to play ball.  He’s housebroken and knows sit and come. 

October is ADOPT A DOG MONTH and Jacksonville ACPS is celebrating by discounting adoption fees one-half for dogs each Saturday in October.

Amy Samson

A Big thank you goes out to Carrie & Kim for their help in getting Harper adopted! Harper is now living in Baldwin with his new parents, Crystal and Matt, and his new sister Lola! You made a difference in this dog’s life and he was most certainly worthy.    Crystal and her American Bull Dog, Lola (who is deaf) met Harper this past Saturday at Dogtoberfest.  It was instant friendship for Harper and Lola… there was much slobbering and kissing.  Crystal also fell in love with Harper.  She filled out an adoption application and after everything checked out, we arranged for a home visit and delivery.  Curt (my husband) and I transported Harper late yesterday afternoon to his new family in Baldwin.   Matt and Crystal have 3 acres of fenced-in land.  Harper and Lola ran and ran and ran.  Then, exhausted, they fell in the dirt and just lay next to each other.  We left a very happy dog in Baldwin… he never even gave us a second glance as we said our goodbyes… which, while it tugged at my heart, was a good thing. -Becky Hamilton  

A Big thank you goes out to Carrie & Kim for their help in getting Harper adopted! Harper is now living in Baldwin with his new parents, Crystal and Matt, and his new sister Lola! You made a difference in this dog’s life and he was most certainly worthy. 

 

Crystal and her American Bull Dog, Lola (who is deaf) met Harper this past Saturday at Dogtoberfest.  It was instant friendship for Harper and Lola… there was much slobbering and kissing.  Crystal also fell in love with Harper.  She filled out an adoption application and after everything checked out, we arranged for a home visit and delivery.  Curt (my husband) and I transported Harper late yesterday afternoon to his new family in Baldwin.   Matt and Crystal have 3 acres of fenced-in land.  Harper and Lola ran and ran and ran.  Then, exhausted, they fell in the dirt and just lay next to each other.  We left a very happy dog in Baldwin… he never even gave us a second glance as we said our goodbyes… which, while it tugged at my heart, was a good thing.

-Becky Hamilton