Mega Pet Adoption

First Coast No More Homeless Pets is not a shelter but helps make shelters stronger by hosting, planning, and funding the Mega Pet Adoption Events, the largest adoption events in the country, three times a year.

Together in one place, more than ten groups bring their adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens in hopes that each one will find forever homes.

These events are an important part of maintaining Jacksonville’s no-kill status and helping surrounding areas and the nation follow suit.

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Paw Prints in the Sand 5K (formerly known as Chariots of Fur)

Lace up your shoes, leash up your dog and join us for the 2018 Paw Prints in the sand Beach Run & Festival
The Paw Prints in the sand Beach Run & Festival is a unique event that participants can enjoy, with or without their dog, on the beautiful beach of Jacksonville Beach.
The Paw Prints in the sand event includes a 5K run/walk, 1-mile fun run/walk, and festival with sponsor & vendor booths, live music, food trucks, contests, dog demos, dogs available for adoption, activities for kids, massages, raffle prizes and a silent auction.
All 5K and 1-mile race registrants will receive a souvenir tech t-shirt and race packet filled with goodies for people and pups; the top 5K race finishers will be awarded hand-made ceramic dog bowls. Proceeds raised from the event will benefit nonprofit St. Francis Animal Hospital to provide medical care to family pets in need.

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St. Francis Animal Hospital is a not-for-profit animal hospital providing affordable veterinary care to all owned pets in the surrounding Jacksonville area. For more information about St. Francis Animal Hospital, visit www.saintfrancisanimalhospital.org.

Want to make a tax-deductible donation to help pets in need of medical care? Visit www.saintfrancisanimalhospital.org/donate

Pints for Pups & Silent Auction

Please join us for great Irish food and drinks (yes Dan Murphy’s Irish Pub has a full bar!) with Swamp Haven’s adoptable pups and a silent auction with all proceeds going towards saving more hounds and pit bulls from our local shelters! Dan Murphy’s is hosting this event at their A1A S St Augustine Beach location. Stop in to eat, drink, be merry AND Christmas shop all at the same time! We have many great silent auction items from local St. Augustine businesses that anyone would love to receive as a holiday gift!

We all love our animals, however, please leave your fur babies at home so our adoptable Swampie’s get all the love and attention out on the patio. Can’t wait to see you there!

Pet Psychic Readings with Constance

Pet Psychic Readings with Constance Frankenberg, January 22 and 24th, 2:30 – 6:30 pm at Salty Paws Healthy Pet Market in Atlantic Beach. Constance, a respected local psychic with an international clientele, will be offering 1/2 hour readings for pets for $45.00. Whether you have questions about their life before coming to you, what is making them act up, their health, what you can do to make them happy or even why they chase their tail – Constance has been working with animals and their humans for many years and reading information she has shared has helped with issues of health, behavior, diet, transition and offered information, resolution and peace to those whose animals who have crossed over. Readings are by appointment only. Call 1.800.588.3659 or visit her website: www.constancefrankenberg.com to reserve your time.

Blood. Sweat. Tears.

 

Reprinted from the Unleash Jacksonville Brilliant Issue.

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When you see someone fully embracing their passion—and growing in it—BOOM! It’s pretty darn inspiring, right? Kelly Kinlaw of Fur Sisters has been dedicated to saving dogs from high-kill shelters for many years and always wanted to be able to do more. Save more. Last July, Kelly realized her dream when Fur Sisters opened a 750 square-foot transitional space for dogs coming from urgent situations. In this space, dogs can decompress while waiting for a foster or adopter. This time allowed to transition is so important, because dogs are often too stressed in shelters to show their true personality and they get overlooked time after time. In the week or so that dogs stay at Fur Sisters, they can relax in this calm space while listening to music, enjoying some aromatherapy, and getting lots of treats. They are also tested with cats and other dogs during this time to see what kind of home would be best for them.

Here is where we need to stress that the new space IS NOT an adoption center (although that is one of Kelly’s ultimate goals), and it IS NOT a drop off for found or unwanted animals. But, while it’s true the new space is not an adoption center and you can’t just drop in any ‘ol time, there are always some very amazing dogs hanging out and you may make an appointment to meet them!

Fur Sisters mainly pulls from Putnam, Bradford and Clay county shelters, as these shelters are constantly overcrowded and, unfortunately, euthanize for space. They’ve also taken in some sweet pups from emergency situations, like Norman, who was thrown out of a moving car on Normandy Boulevard, and Angel, who was found in a Walmart Parking lot, completely starved, and the bottom half of her stained yellow and brown—you can figure out from what. You may also have seen Fur Sisters on the news when they helped Louis, a homeless man living in the woods taking care of a pack of dogs. Louis was taking as best of care as he could of the dogs he loved—they were being treated better than he treated himself. Fur Sisters stepped in to help the dogs and are also continuing to help Louis.

Here’s some exciting news for those of you who are looking for a great hair cut and want to meet some dogs at the same time! Kelly has moved her “day job” to be in the same building, so that she can be more efficient in both her rescue work and her making-people-look-gorgeous work. Cuts by Kelly moved to the front of the Fur Sisters space in Jax Beach in September of 2017. Go get your human hairs cut!

The new Fur Sisters location is a fantastic asset to our beach community. If you’d like to become involved (and become a “Fur Angel,” as helpers call themselves), Kelly says they’re always looking for people to help walk and socialize dogs, especially on the weekends. You could take a dog for a beach romp! They also always have a need for chew bones, dry dog food, monetary donations, and fosters—most crucial to save more lives!

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Donation items can be dropped off Tuesday through Friday 10-4 or email fureverursrescue@gmail.com to coordinate a time, offer volunteer time, or set an appointment to meet some amazing pups!

Fur sisters currently has several dogs they’ve pulled from high-kill shelters in boarding and the bills are piling up. Kindly Donate to Fur Sisters on #GivingTuesday or offer to foster!

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