About Pet Rescue North,Inc
About Our Shelter...
We are a no-kill shelter/sancuary.We have been in operation for sixteen years.
We promote spaying/neutering.
When we can not accept an animal from an owner we offer free advertising as a means to get a forever home versus taking the animal to a kill shelter.
We sometimes help with medical bills for people who are unable to provide care.Example we spay/neuter for the elderly and people who are needing assistance.Sometime in certain cases we will help with vet bills if the animal is sick and the only alternative for the owner is relinquishing the animal to a kill shleter.We work closely with local vets.
In 2001 Pet Rescue North won The Most Humane Caregiver of Animals from the Jacksonville Humane Society.
We operate strictly on donations.And our workers are volunteers.We accept money and items needed to operate the shelter such as food and cleaning items
We have qualified for the Compaign Federal Campaign payroll deduction plan.Also the United Way write in payroll deduction plan.
Come Meet Our Pets...We adopt out by appointment only.We ask interested adoptors to go to our site and view animals available.Then after doing an application and checking the vet reference and the home/yard we set up an appointment and bring the animal or animals to a quiet area to interact with potential
We always have animals exercising and by not having people constantly walking through the shelter their routine is not interrupted.
We do not make our address publicly available as in the beginning we found kittens,puppies and cats in boxes at
our front gate.Dogs have been tied to our dumpster even.
We do take our animals to adoptathons and events during the years to introduce them to the public.
Our Adoption Process...
Our adoption fee is $85.This covers spaying/neutering,shots,a heartworm test.This fee also might cover any illnesses or injuries animals may have suffered when entering into our system.We will even pay for the heartworm treatment just so potential adoptors can not say they do not want a sick dog or cat.Before adoption all animals are once again checked by the vet so we know a healthy animal will be going to it's new home.
Adoptors must be permanent residents of the Jacksonville area.They must have a fenced yard and be able to provide a vet reference.For animals from the shelter children in the family must be over six.These are strays and we usually have no history on the animal.Now owners who we help there is no age limit as owner can provide a history of animal with children.