• Jacksonville Humane Society looking for 'Storm Troopers' to host pets during Hurricane Dorian

    By: Kevin Beaugrand

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Humane Society is asking Jacksonville residents to volunteer to host adoptable dogs and cats at their homes during Hurricane Dorian.

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    JHS is asking willing 'Storm Troopers' to stop by its shelter at 8464 Beach Blvd. Sunday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to pick up a potential house guest that will stay through at least Sept. 6. Pets will benefit from being able to have a cozy place to ride out the storm instead of being stuck in a kennel.

    Staff and volunteers will help find a dog or cat that they think will be a good fit for your home.

    “We are grateful that we can always count on the compassion of the Jacksonville community,”  Jacksonville Humane Society CEO Denise Deisler said.

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    Anyone who wants to foster an animal during the storm must bring a photo ID to the Humane Society when they come to pick out an animal. JHS will provide food, leashes and collars. 'Storm Troopers' will need to make sure they have bedding and food dishes.

    JHS said foster families often end up adopting their foster animals, which makes room in the shelter and gives the animals a forever home.

    Adoptable cats can be viewed here and adoptable dogs here.

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