Jacksonville's firefighters are helping Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) find loving forever families for homeless pets. Visit JFRD's Twitter page to learn about the #JaxRescuersforRescues campaign, and the adorable animals available for adoption: twitter.com/JFRDJAX.
The team, volunteers and pets at Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) received BIG expressions of love with the award of a $400,000 grant presented by the Petco Foundation A national nonprofit working to inspire and lead change for animals, Petco representatives made a surprise visit to the City’s animal shelter to host a Valentine’s Day celebration, complete with a catered lunch, gifts for ACPS pets, staff and volunteers and an oversized check for $400,000. The grant award is part the more than $14 million investment the Petco Foundation is making in animal welfare organizations across the nation.
Animal Care and Protective Services has “Plenty of Pets” to help residents find their perfect match, like Sweetness.
The Jed Fund, Anonymous Donation Will Cover Cost of Equipment
Thanks to a private donation and a fundraising campaign launched Dec. 1 by the Jed Fund, Animal Care & Protective Services (ACPS) will be the recipient of a critically-needed X-ray machine. After an initial donation of $32,000 from an anonymous donor, a capital campaign led by the Jed Fund raised an additional $32,003 to cover the remaining cost of the machine.
“The Jed Fund is an inspiring example of what we can achieve as a community when we work together,” said Mayor Alvin Brown. “Efforts such as this one are part of what drives Jacksonville’s success as city.”