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Jax Animals
Pet Information
for Jacksonville
and North Florida

Lost Pets
Found Pets
Adoptable Pets

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Pet Flippers Posting
More Stolen Dogs
Locally on Craigslist

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

Wednesday May 24, 2017


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Stealing and Falsely
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Jax Animals Celebrates 11th Anniversary

Alert!
Possible Serial Cat Killer in the Area
Recent Incidents Beach Blvd Southside Arlington

Alert!
Pet Flippers Very Active in the Area
Stealing Pets and Falsely Claiming Found Pets

Alert!
More Stolen Dogs Posted and Sold
By Pet Flippers on Craigslist

Alert!
Petnappers Are Active in the Area

Dog Fighter and Convicted Felon
in Jacksonville Escapes Jail Time
and Pays No Fines

Mobile Devices Now Supported
on Jax Animals View Shelter Pets Pages

Rosie Is Still Missing
Last Seen Southside Area

Lost a Pet? Found a Pet? See a Stray?
Post It on the Jax Animals Facebook Page
Lost Found Pets Jacksonville and North Florida

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

Increase in Stray Dogs Being Dumped by Owners

Adoptable Cats and Dogs Slideshow View

Other News


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.

Your comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome: Contact Us




Jax Animals News

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Jax Animals.com, Jacksonville and North Florida's Pet Information Resource website, is celebrating its 11 year anniversary.

Jax Animals.com began on April 27, 2006 and is dedicated to the lost, abused, neglected, and homeless animals on the streets and in shelters and rescues.

The mission of Jax Animals.com 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 other North Florida counties are welcome to submit their information to be included in our comprehensive Rescues and Shelters lists.

Lost Found Pets Jacksonville and North Florida is the official Jax Animals Facebook Page. Through the power of social media, our Facebook Page, started a few years ago, reunites lost and found pets with their homes and families. Everyone is invited and encouraged to post lost and found pets.

Jax Animals.com is a 100% volunteer effort and will grow as funds and resources permit.

Jax Animals.com Website ->
http://www.jaxanimals.com

Jax Animals.com Facebook Page ->
Lost Found Pets Jacksonville and North Florida


Alert!
Possible Serial Cat Killer in the Area
Recent Incidents Beach Blvd Southside Arlington

There was another report recently involving someone trying to kill cats and commit felony animal cruelty. Many incidents are on Beach Blvd with others in Arlington and on the Southside.

There are probably other incidents not reported or posted about. Some of the people who commit crimes like this are also child predators. Pet flippers will also kill pets they acquire or steal if they don't sell them quick enough. Those responsible need to be taken off the streets permanently.

If you see anything suspicious, especially involving cats or kittens being thrown or put into traffic, thrown from a vehicle, or put in a box in the roadway, please report it. If possible and if safe to do so, get a description of the vehicle, license plate number, and people involved. Photos and videos will also help.

Links to some of the incidents reported ->

Coward Throws Another Cat from Car Into Traffic Beach Blvd
Kitten Thrown from Car on Parental Home Road
Kitten Thrown from Vehicle on Beach Blvd
Kitten Thrown from Car near Gate Station on Leon Road
Abandoned Kittens Thrown out of Truck
Found Cat Taped in Box in Middle of Peeler Road



Alert!
Pet Flippers Very Active in the Area
Stealing Pets and Falsely Claiming Found Pets

Pet flippers are very active now. Recent reports include individuals, couples, and a couple with children in the area who are falsely claiming found dogs and seeking out free dogs to be resold or to be used in dogfighting.

They can be very convincing about being the owner or giving the dog or cat a good home but if they get the pet it will probably end up being resold or killed. A recent report also describes a couple with children claiming a found dog is theirs, even using the children as part of the scam making it seem like the child knows the dog. Many of these people have criminal records so it is best not to meet them in person if you suspect something is not right.

If you find a pet, please be very careful who you give the pet to. Always require positive proof of ownership such as microchip information, past photos of the pet, printed and verifiable vet records, some unique characteristics of the pet that are not visible in a posted photo that only the true owner would know.

Ask what vet the person uses for the pet. Some people will arrange to meet at that vet for the exchange (vets will not mind this, especially if the pet is one of their patients). If you suspect something is not right with the person claiming the pet, don't give the pet to them.

Sometimes, when asked for proof of ownership, they may get demanding, saying they will call the police if the dog or cat is not handed over. If you encounter this, this is a big red flag that they are not the owner, but are scammers or dogfighters. Ignore them.

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Alert!
More Stolen Dogs Posted and Sold
By Pet Flippers on Craigslist

Pet flippers and their companion dog fighters are alive and well on Craigslist.

Another stolen dog was advertised for sale and sold on Craigslist today. There has been an increase in this type of criminal activity on Craigslist. Attempts to post notices about this on the Craigslist Pets and the Lost/Found categories are being flagged by the thieves and removed. Just like the dog fighters, the pet flippers do not want people to know what they are doing.

Pet flippers will also kill dogs they can't resell quickly.

Anyone who is missing a dog, please check both the Pets and the Lost/Found categories on Craigslist several times a day.

PLEASE SHARE TO EVERYONE YOU CAN ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE PET FLIPPERS AND DOG FIGHTERS ON CRAIGSLIST...



Alert!
Petnappers Are Active in the Area

There have been several reports of dogs being stolen in the area recently. One report described the dognappers 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.

There are more petnappers operating in different parts of Jacksonville as well as Middleburg and Orange Park. Petnapping can happen anywhere. Craigslist has become a popular haven for the thieves to sell their stolen pets. Petnappers will also kill pets they can't resell quickly. Once a stolen pet is sold, the chances of the poor pet being reunited with its true owner is greatly diminished.

Petnappers 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 including 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...



Dog Fighter and Convicted Felon
in Jacksonville Escapes Jail Time
and Pays No Fines

From First Coast News October 9, 2015 -> "In the dark world of dogfighting, Willie Coleman was himself a bit of a trophy. Known for breeding fierce and durable dogs from the backyard of his Northwest Jacksonville home, (Willie) Coleman was eventually charged with 18 felonies."

"Despite three years of investigation and prosecution, the most notorious dog breeder in Jacksonville continues to live comfortably at home."

"(Willie) Coleman admitted to the charges, pleading guilty to two of the felony counts against him. It should have been a victory. But (Willie) Coleman, now 72, received no jail time beyond his first 4 days in jail. He was ordered to pay $17,000 in restitution – but according to the Duval Clerk of Court, not a penny has been paid..."

The full story here -> First Coast News Story on Willie Coleman

Join the discussion on Facebook -> Facebook Story on Willie Coleman

HSUS story on Willie Coleman raid -> HSUS Willie Coleman Raid Story



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.

View Animals at Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services:
http://www.jaxanimals.com/jacps/index.shtml

View Animals at Clay County Animal Care and Control:
http://www.jaxanimals.com/ccacc/index.shtml

For animals at other North Florida Shelters and Humane Socities,
our Shelters Page has view pet links where available:
http://www.jaxanimals.com/animalshelters.shtml


Rosie Is Still Missing
Last Seen Southside Area

Rosie is still missing and still being searched for. We believe she is still out there, probably on the Southside of Jacksonville. If you have seen a dog that may be Rosie, please contact us. It is possible that someone found her, took her in, and does not realize she is being searched for. 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.

Rosie

Rosie

Click for Original Search Area Maps
Rosie Search Map


Jax Animals Facebook Page
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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Post and View Lost and Found Pets Here:

Lost Found Pets Jacksonville and North Florida
www.facebook.com/JaxAnimals

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Also visit our information pages on what to do
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




Jax Animals Topics



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:

Adopt A Pet


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


Pet Storm and Disaster Information

Helpful links with information regarding pets on preparing for a storm or disaster. Creating a disaster plan for your pets and local pet friendly shelters are covered.

Pet Storm and Disaster Information



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