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The St. Augustine Humane Society (SAHS) promotes responsible pet ownership and strengthening of the human-animal bond through education and training; works to reduce the relinquishment rate of pets to shelters through effective and affordable spay and neuter efforts; and is a resource center for the citizens and animals of St. Johns County, Florida.
The ultimate goal is to keep animals in the home instead of surrendering to a temporary shelter for housing, or worse, euthanasia. We are addressing the pet overpopulation problem and working to eliminate the need to euthanize thousands of companion animals in St. Johns County.
We specialize in:
- Proactive, affordable spay/neuter programs
- Facilitating the adoption of healthy shelter animals
- Serving as a resource center for animal care and placement issues
- Education and outreach programs
- Providing a food bank for pet owners in need
Spay/Neuter: In 2010, SAHS facilitated the sterilization surgery of nearly 600 dogs, cats, and rabbits at an affordable rate through its Spay Shuttle service.
Feral Cat Assistance: We provide affordable services to help stabilize the feral cat population in the county by offering traps for a refundable rental fee and inexpensive spay/neuter surgery and immunizations for feral cats.
Adoption Resources: The St. Johns County Pet Center has assumed the role of housing pets for adoption. However, SAHS is a valuable resource center assisting the public with many available adoption and placement resources.
Dog Training: SAHS provides fee-based group training for dogs and their handlers in a variety of specialized areas including obedience, good manners, AKC Canine Good Citizen training, socialization, puppy parenting, jumping, leash pulling, advanced techniques, agility, and more. We also provide a free DVD to pet owners designed to enhance the pet/owner relationship.
Pet Food Bank: SAHS provides food and supplies for people in financial need and to assist animal groups. We also have several partner organizations that assist SAHS with food distribution to qualified pet owners.
Education and Outreach: We provide age-appropriate curriculum as requested by schools and community for children and adults teaching animal kindness and safety, responsible pet ownership, and more.
- Carolyn Smith
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