The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of their community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.
The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) to address the increasing number of senior dogs who arrive at our shelters as strays. “Home Stray Holds” will enable the dog to stay with the family who found him or her and still be viewed on the JHS website and through other lost/found programs. This means that senior dogs do not have to endure the stress of shelter life. Also, if the original family cannot be found and the finder wishes to adopt, Grey Muzzle makes it possible! This not only helps JHS serve senior dogs and their families, but also helps reserve kennel space and veterinary resources for senior dogs in the care of JHS who are lost, abandoned, or neglected and looking for a new family. Nine-year-old Jake was reunited with his family during his Home Stray Hold.