Jacksonville Humane Society

We’re honored to partner with Jacksonville Humane Society, a shelter that’s dedicated to providing free resources to animals during crises through its pet-food pantry and natural disaster support initiatives.

History

Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) has been a leader of the animal welfare movement since the shelter opened in 1885. In 2005, it became a no-kill shelter and was one of the leaders in the coalition for Jacksonville to be the largest no-kill city in America in 2014.

“We chose Petplan over the other partner because they were very shelter-centric. It's a company that really understands sheltering and our challenges.”

Denise Deisler

Chief Executive Officer, JHS

Mission

“Helping people who are in crises is the single most rewarding aspect of what we do,” Denise Deisler, CEO of JHS, said. That help extends not only to the 250 to 300 animals that temporarily stay at the shelter at one time, but to the entire animal welfare community. For example, instead of closing its doors during the 2020 quarantine, JHS had team members working 7 days a week to find forever homes for the animals.

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exciting events and initiatives.

Pet Food Pantry

Spayed and neutered pets qualify for food assistance every Saturday at JHS’s facility warehouse.
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Cutest Pet Photo Contest

Enter your pet in the shelter’s annual Cutest Pet Photo Contest. All proceeds benefit the shelter animals.
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Tides and Tales

A beachside evening hosted by JHS and sponsored by Petplan to raise donations for their Pet Help Center.
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Get to know our shelter partners

As the pet insurance provider that shelters trust, we're honored to highlight all of the impactful work that our shelter partners do for animals.