Jacksonville Pet Shelters Offer Free Adoptions For Holiday Weekend

Nov 25, 2020

Beginning on Black Friday, Nov. 27, and running through Sunday, Nov. 29, all adoptions at the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) and city-run Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) will be free. 

Hours of adoption at JHS will be 10 a.m. to  6 p..m. on Friday and 10 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday.

Hundreds of dogs and cats will be available at the JHS Adoption, Education & Pet Help Center at 8464 Beach Blvd. and at ACPS, located at 2020 Forest St., both in Jacksonville.

“Black Friday is all about savings. Why not save a life this season instead?” said Denise Deisler, JaX Humane CEO, in an email to WJCT News. “The holidays are a great time to add a new member to the family!”

A gallery of JHS’ adoptable pets is at www.jaxhumane.org. Visitors to can also help area pets in need by bringing a bag of dog or cat food as a donation.

Masks are required at both locations and guests are asked to social distance. Due to building capacity limits, some visitors may need to wait outside.

The Jacksonville Humane Society will be closed on Thanksgiving day. Additional information about the free adoption special is on the JHS website or at 904-724-8766. Additional fees may apply.