The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) and Pets for Patriots, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that connects shelter pets with U.S. service men and women, have partnered to increase the adoption of adult and special-needs pets.
Pets for Patriots provides U.S. armed forces personnel with information about pet adoption, discounts on veterinary care and a gift card for pet food and supplies. Individuals from any U.S. armed forces organization on active or reserve duty and veterans are eligible. U.S. armed forces personnel can adopt dogs and cats two years and older, dogs 40 pounds or larger (regardless of age) and special needs dogs and cats through the program. Participation in Pets for Patriots is free to service members and veterans.