Many of the local pet rescues that offer a first 'free exam' certificate when you adopt can be redeemed at one of our hospitals.* Veterinarians that work with rescue organizations not only help the community thrive, but provides priceless relationships that benefit your family AND your pets.
Our own Dr. Stanley is on the board at the Humane Society of North Central Florida. The HSNCF is a limited intake, no-kill animal rescue shelter. Most of the animals in our facility are transferred from Alachua County Animal Services. We also care for numerous underage litters of puppies and kittens during the overwhelming spring seasons. From the moment animals arrive at HSNCF, their number one priority is to facilitate their comfort and care, and then find them a loving home as quickly as possible.
As an independent 501(c)(3) organization, Humane Society of N.Central Florida does not receive funding from federal agencies, nor are we affiliated with any other state or national organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States or the ASPCA. We rely solely on the support of dedicated staff, countless volunteers, thrift store shoppers, grants and generous donations by individuals or corporations to continue our life-saving goals.
"Paws on Parole is a partnership program between Alachua County Animal Services, the Florida Department of Corrections Gainesville Work Camp, and the Alachua County Sheriffs Office. The program’s main goal is to increase the adoption and retention rates of selected dogs at the Alachua County Animal Shelter. In addition, the program provides experience and education in dog care for inmates.
The dogs are selected by shelter personnel and volunteer trainers, who test the dogs around other dogs, cats, and people. Selected dogs are matched with inmates at the Work Camp. Under the supervision of volunteer professional trainers the dogs and their handlers spend eight weeks learning basic obedience.
Inmates learn about daily dog care (including feeding, grooming, and routine health care) as well as positive training techniques. They learn to train the dogs to the standards of the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizens (CGC) program. Equally important, the dogs are socialized around a variety of people and other dogs during this period." -Visit their website for further information or to adopt!
Pets For Patriots
Pets for Patriots helps shelters, rescues and municipal animal controls adopt some of the more challenged pets in their care to veterans living in your community - and partners with local veterinarians for ongoing, discounted care. In addition, they provide a range of benefits to help make pet adoption and guardianship affordable for our nation's heroes, while at the same time saving the most overlooked dogs and cats.
Their goal is to reduce the population of free-roaming community cats since 1998.
As a result of their humane Trap-Neuter-Return efforts, shelter admissions have decreased, reducing the number of community cats killed unnecessarily and the financial burden on county taxpayers.
This non-profit is full of 'K9-loving veterans' who support working dogs and their handlers, both here and abroad. They became a 501-3c non-profit in 2014, and started because of the lack of recognition for our 'four-legged soldiers' in the Veterans Memorial Park in Gainesville, Florida. They honor our K9's and handlers and provide funding for any needed equipment or medical needs for our Law Enforcement or Military K9s, or for the K9s of American Veterans.
*limitations apply per certificate, contact our hospital for list of eligible rescues, or more information about this topic.
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