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Jax humane needs immediate foster homes for dogs in outdoor kennels due to cold.

"Momma" stays warm during cold temperatures.
"Momma" stays warm during cold temperatures.
The Jacksonville Humane Society

Cold temperatures over the next few days have raised safety awareness for pets, plants, and people. The Jacksonville Humane Society houses many of their dogs in open air kennels. The shelter is in need of foster homes to keep the dogs safe and warm over the next several days. Can you provide a warm place to sleep and eat for a homeless pet in need?

Visit the Jacksonville Humane Societies Facebook page where they have issued a plea for temporary foster homes, “We are looking for people that can foster our dogs for a few days. Tonight and tomorrow temperatures will drop below freezing and most of our dogs are housed in outdoor runs. We are desperately seeking temporary foster parents for the next few days while we are in the middle of this cold snap. If you can help keep a dog warm please contact Amy at the Jacksonville Humane Society at 904-493-4567.” The cold weather is temporary and seasonal, but to a dog living outside it could be life or death. Be sure to bring your pets inside over the next few days. If you can, please open your home to a dog at the shelter.

Executive Director, Denise Deisler, has issued an email to supporters of the humane society stating “We just wanted to let our supporters know that JHS is taking every precaution with the impending cold weather. We are working with our foster families and partners such as First Coast No More Homeless Pets and Flagler Humane Society to ensure that none of our dogs are in our open air kennels for the next couple of nights.” While the shelter continues to work with local partners, it is with the support of the community that no dog at the shelter will have to stay in the cold. If you are available and can open your home to a dog in need please contact the shelter. It takes a community to make a difference in the lives of others. You might not be able to change the temperature in the air, but you can change the temperature in your heart and home. Helping the humane society provide compassionate care to dogs in need will be a rewarding experience for you and your family.

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