Two Jacksonville animal shelters to hold free adoption event

The Jacksonville Humane Society and Animal Care and Protective Service say they are critically full.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Humane Society and Animal Care and Protective Services are teaming up in PetSmart Charities’ National Adoption Weekend in an effort to reduce crowding at both locations.

The adoption event will be held at two area PetSmart Stores on Saturday, Nov. 13, and Sunday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The locations include:

PetSmart | 356 Monument Road

PetSmart | 8801 Southside Blvd

“Helping pets find homes before the holidays is just one of the many ways we continue lifesaving in Jacksonville,” said Denise Deisler, JHS CEO. “We are so thankful for our friends at PetSmart Charities for making this possible and to each and every family that chooses to adopt a shelter pet.”

The event will feature dogs and cats of all sizes and ages. All pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped prior to adoption. Adoption fees are waived for this event at PetSmart stores and both shelter locations. A $20 city license fee may apply.

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About the Jacksonville Humane Society

The Jacksonville Humane Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of our community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.  More information about the Jacksonville Humane Society is available at

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