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Jax Animals
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and North Florida

Lost Pets
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Jacksonville and North Florida
Dedicated to the lost, abused, neglected, and homeless animals
on the streets and in shelters and rescues

Tuesday March 03, 2015

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Welcome to Jax Animals!

Founded in 2006, the mission of Jax Animals is to be a complete resource and information center for topics relating to pets and animals in Jacksonville and North Florida with an emphasis on lost, found, abused, neglected, stray, and homeless animals.

Animal shelters, humane societies, and animal rescue groups in Jacksonville and surrounding counties are welcome to submit their information to be included in our comprehensive Rescues and Shelters lists.

Jax Animals includes lost, found, stray, and abandoned pet information as well as animal care and other related information. Lost Found Pets Jacksonville and North Florida is the official Jax Animals Facebook Page. Through the power of social media, our Facebook Page reunites lost and found pets with their homes and families. Everyone is invited and encouraged to post lost and found pets.

Jax Animals is a 100% volunteer effort and will grow as funds and resources permit. Our wish list of projects includes expanded lost / found / adoptable pet listings for all shelters, rescues, and the public in North Florida and a better and faster search and match application to reunite lost and found pets.

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Help Needed to Save Injured Dog Hit by Car

March 2, 2015 -> Here is the story from the animal advocates who are working with this dog:

"Hello, Our hearts are full, but our wallets, not so much. We could really use and desperately need any and all help right now. This sweet dog (we shall call him Lucky) was hit by a car on Roosevelt Blvd on the Westside of Jacksonville, FL last night around 11:30 pm. A friend who was on his way to work happened to be riding by, and saw this pup laying in the road...he stopped not knowing the extent of the injuries, and moved him out of the road."

"He called us (Rachel and Rebecca), because he knows that we are dedicated animal lovers/advocates, and we rushed to the scene. We took him to Clay-Duval Emergency Vet. While waiting we were on our phones frantically searching Craigslist Lost and Found ads, as well as posting to Lost Found Pets Jacksonville and North Florida hoping someone knew who this amazing dog belongs to or knew of anyone that could help in any way. They scanned him for a micro-chip and didn't offer much assistance beyond euthanasia (even though they didn’t even thoroughly examine him or give us any time to find his owner). Euthanasia was NEVER an option for us. This guy is young, and so full of life."

"Also, we didn't feel right making that decision, because he is not our dog. Lucky has a micro-chip that is registered to a local woman who has been contacted multiple times to no avail. For some stupid reason since he was found in Duval County not Clay County we would have to pay up front for any procedures. We knew his right paw was broken, and they said they thought his back one was as well. We are not well off so this was just not possible. We paid $88 dollars for them to stabilize him through the night, which meant they gave him pain meds and fluids and sent us on our way. Our only hope was First Coast No More Homeless Pets, which is a low cost clinic in town. We stayed up all night making sure this sweet guy was as comfortable as he could possibly be."

"I contacted Pit Sisters a local Pit Bull rescue group hoping they could help in some way. Finally, the time came for us to take him to FCNMHP. They seemed very optimistic about his health from the initial look by the doctor. She said he appeared very stable, and that is temperature was normal. They were also able to do a payment plan which is exactly what we needed. We dropped him off while they did his x-rays and blood work. They called back and broke the news that ‘Lucky’ needed to be seen by a specialist for his fractures and that the specialist wouldn’t be able to do any type of payment plan."

"To note the doctor told us some good news, too. ‘Lucky’ has no internal injuries, only the two fractures. They informed us that our only option was to apply for a credit card, Care Credit. We did that and sadly we were denied. Without the $2500 - 4000 needed up front for the bill, we were out of options at this point. Until we corresponded again with Pit Sisters, who have been extremely helpful, and they suggested we contact a veterinarian in Elkton, Fl. We’ve since contacted this place and they told us they would take a look at the x-rays that FCNMHP took and see what, if anything, they can do for this sweet guy."

"Now we are playing the waiting game with our fingers and toes crossed. We just want to see this dog get the treatment he needs, so he can live the life he deserves! Any and all help received will be appreciated more than words could begin to describe. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Have a blessed day!"

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Warning! Petnappers Are Active in the Area

There have been several reports of dogs being stolen in the area recently. The latest was January 28, 2015, in Arlington. The dognappers in this report are described as a white female and black male in a small silver or grey automobile. Another report mentioned the white female and black male but a different vehicle.

They are stealing dogs from fenced yards and patios and enclosed porches. Please keep your pets safe and report suspicious activity to the police. If you see someone unknown driving slowly on your street or parked in your neighborhood, get the license tag number and take a photo of the car if it is safe to do so. These people will drive by and look for an opportunity to steal your pet.

If you have had a pet stolen, report it to the police and check online sites like Craigslist for someone trying to sell you stolen pet. Also be sure and post it to our Facebook page Lost Found Pets Jacksonville and North Florida so everyone can be on the lookout for the pet...

Mobile Devices Now Supported
on Jax Animals View Shelter Pets Pages

The Jax Animals pages to view animals at area shelters now work with most mobile devices including phones and tablets using Apple iOS, Android, and Windows. These pages offer easy one-click or one-touch viewing of lost, stray, or adoptable pets at area shelters. Instead of having to wade through page after page after page of dogs or cats, each category has all listings on one scrollable page all in one place. Searching by Breed or Brought-to-Shelter Date is quick and easy.

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Two Orange Park Girls Torture
And Kill Tortoise on Video

Update 8/27/2014: Tortoise Turtle Torture Suspect Bond Reduced from $55,000 to $5,500 and Pleads Not Guilty:

According to News4Jax and Channel 4, the 18-year-old woman arrested last month in connection with the video showing her and another teenage girl sadistically torturing and killing a tortoise has pleaded not guilty to felony and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges. Bond was reduced from $55,000 to $5,500.

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Original News Story:

According to news reports, two teenage Orange Park girls tortured and killed a gopher tortoise. The sadistic actions toward the defenseless creature included pouring combustible liquid on it and setting it on fire. These cowardly and pathetic acts by these individuals continued when they threw it on the concrete, stomped on the tortoise, and intentionally inflicted pain on it until it died. The horrible actions were captured on a cellphone video.

We fully encourage local and state authorities to file charges of animal cruelty and also charges relating to intentionally killing an endangered species, which this animal was. This abuse must stop. We will be following this story as it progresses.

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Help Needed for Finding Rosie
St. Augustine Rd Between University and San Jose
Hit by Car and Ran Away

11/17/2014 -> Rosie is still missing and still being searched for. We believe she is still out there, probably on the Southside of Jacksonville.

8/28/2014 -> It has been almost three months since Rosie was lost. We still think she is out there somewhere, probably in one of the search areas. She could also turn up at Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services one day. The search continues...

7/15/2014 -> From Operation Bring Rosie Home -> ATTENTION SEARCHERS- Possible Sighting!! 95/Emerson. Not a very good description but sounds like Rosie's characteristics and near the search area! Dog had been seen wandering the same area for over 3 weeks now. PLEASE keep eyes open and call me for ANY QUESTIONS OR SIGHTINGS! 904-234-1099 or 904-535-1262!!!

7/7/2014 -> Rosie is still missing and an active search is still in progress. If you have seen a dog that may have been Rosie, please contact us. It is possible that someone found her, took her in, and does not realize she is being searched for.

6/19/2014 -> The search is still going on for Rosie. She is a Brussels Griffon/Bassett Hound Mix who got loose from her harness at Pet Supermarket on University Blvd on Friday and then was hit by a car. Scared, she ran south on St. Augustine Road toward Dupont Ave. She was last sighted further south around the San Jose Catholic Church and School at Toledo Road and St. Augustine Road. See the map below for details. The owners are offering a reward. If you have any information on Rosie, contact the owners at (904) 234-1099 and (904) 535-1262.

Update 6/16/2014 -> Still missing and still searching. If you live in the San Jose and St. Augustine Road area and have seen a stray dog, let us know. It may help find Rosie. If not Rosie, then your tip may help find the dog's owner. Contact us

Update 6/9/2014 -> New possible Rosie Sighting! Although we don't know the exact location or travel direction, a similar dog, limping, was reported sighted in the area from the Old Kings Rd / Powers Ave intersection at the park, to south of there along Old Kings Rd. Naranja Drive area was also mentioned.

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There is an active ongoing discussion about Rosie on Facebook here:
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There is also a new Facebook Page for Rosie:
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For Your Lost Pet, Found Pet, and Stray Pet Postings

Everyone is invited to post about lost pets, found pets, homeless pets, stray pet sightings, or animals that have special needs on the Jax Animals Facebook Page Lost Found Pets Jacksonville and North Florida. Urgent cats, dogs, and other animals that we find out about are also posted there. Animals that were on our Urgent Cats and Urgent Dogs newsboards have been moved to the Jax Animals Facebook Page. Are you new to Facebook Pages and need to know how to post your lost or found pet information? If so, visit the Jax Animals Facebook Help Page.

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if you have lost or found an animal:

What To Do If You Have Lost a Pet

What To Do If You Have Found a Pet

Jax Animals Shelter List Page Now
Includes Links to Each Shelter's Animals
Making Finding and Searching Easier

The Jax Animals Animal Shelters and Humane Societies page now includes links to each shelter's website, current lost/found animals, and adoptable animals where available. This will make finding and searching all area shelters easier and convenient. The Jax Animals Animal Rescue Groups page currently has links to each group's website. If you know of any shelters or rescues that are not on our list, contact us and we will add it.

Animal Shelters and Humane Societies
Jacksonville and North Florida

Animal Rescue Groups
Jacksonville and North Florida

Increase in Stray Dogs Being Dumped by Owners

There seems to be an increase recently in the number of stray dogs wandering the streets. Many of these were dumped by owners. There is no reason why an owner should dump an animal! They are hungry and thirsty and often wander into traffic. Many are hit by cars and suffer an agonizing death. If you no longer want your pet, check the Area Animal Shelters and Humane Societies page and the Area Animal Rescue Groups page.

Adoptable Cats and Dogs Slideshow

Jax Animals has a convenient new way to view cats and dogs that are available for adoption at Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services. Our new Slideshow View shows one dog or cat at a time and with the click of a mouse on the photo you can get additional information about the animal. The original Grid View is still available.You can browse through the animals at your own pace and find your new friend who is waiting for a chance at a loving home:

Adoptable Cats Slideshow       Adoptable Dogs Slideshow

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Financial Aid for Sick and Injured Animals

Getting veterinary care for a sick or injured animal sometimes creates a financial hardship. Emergency or necessary medical care may not be provided to an animal because of lack of funds. Click below for financial aid links and information:

Financial Aid Resources for Sick and Injured Animals

What To Do If You Have Lost a Pet

Losing a pet can be a stressful and difficult experience. Take action now. Follow this multi-step program to increase your chances of finding your pet.

Lost Pet Information

Thinking of Getting a Pet?

Please consider adopting a pet from one of the Northeast Florida shelters or animal rescue groups. There are many wonderful pets of all kinds and breeds just waiting for a chance at a new home. Help save a life. Adoption links and information:

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National Pet Database Listings

Several organizations which have national pet databases are included. PetFinder, PetHarbor, several national pet ID microchip companies and others are listed.

National Pet Databases

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