A pet brings life to your home, but sometimes you may find yourself struggling to keep your pet comfortable and happy. At First Coast No More Homeless Pets, we firmly believe in keeping animals in warm, loving, and supportive homes. For that reason, we are proud to offer you a number of low-cost medical and pet programs that help you and your furry friends when life gets hard.
When First Coast No More Homeless Pets started our vital pet programs in 2002, more than 23,000 animals were dying in our local shelters. In order to combat overpopulation and help pets find forever homes, we developed and continue to offer a multi-faceted approach to making Jacksonville a “no-kill” city.
“No-kill” means that at least 90 percent of the animals that enter shelters leave alive. Since 2002, we have been able to bring the kill rate down to under 800 – a reduction of almost 97 percent! Additionally, shelter admissions have been cut by two-thirds since our inception. In 2014, Jacksonville reached and maintained a 92 percent live release rate, thus obtaining a no-kill status.
We have reached our goal of making Jacksonville no-kill and we are now expanding that goal to all of Florida, as well as the rest of the United States. Our life-saving programs, designed to end the killing of dogs and cats in shelters, are now being replicated across the nation.
Watch a video overview of our programs below!