ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION
We also are a lifeline for animals rescued from natural disasters or large-scale abuse or neglect situations outside our area. We have rehabilitated and found homes for animals rescued from all over, including from the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian ripped through the Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands, from a dog-meat farm in South Korea, and from deplorable conditions in Puerto Rico. We are a “no-kill” shelter and never euthanize healthy, adoptable animals for lack of space. Our dedicated staff is committed to providing quality care, socialization, and love to all of our animals.
We provide community-outreach projects such as an annual holiday pet parade and our popular Pasta for Paws fundraiser. This year, we are introducing our first annual dog walk march where we will ask our community to come together and walk with their dogs in the name of animal advocacy! Additionally, we maintain a community food bank to help people feed and keep their pets during times of hardship and have plans to introduce an affordable vaccine clinic onsite in the near future.
We operate Aurora’s Dog Park, a community dog park adjacent to our shelter, which has received national recognition. Our dog park has recently gone through some major renovations – come see for yourself! We have two yards, one for small dogs and one for large, along with a bone-shaped dog pool, toys, and seating areas to lounge around and watch your dogs play with other friendly pups!
We also operate two resale stores that are vital funding sources for us: Second Chance and Second Chance Closet. The stores are staffed primarily by volunteers, and offer new and gently-used merchandise donated by friends of NHS. Donations to our retail stores from our community help our shelter thrive and cover additional shelter costs that we would struggle to cover otherwise.
We have a wonderful corps of volunteers who help walk our dogs, help socialize our dogs and cats, and provide many other services at our shelter, dog park, and stores. They frequently take shelter pets to adoption events around the area with our Adoption Waggin’ program. We also have caring foster parents who open their homes and hearts to dogs and cats who need to recover from medical procedures or otherwise need time away from the shelter environment. We are grateful to all of our staff, volunteers, fosters, donors, and friends — you make our life-saving mission possible!
Visit Nassau Humane Society soon to see why our staff, volunteers, fosters, and donors are so proud of the work done here to save animals and give them a new lease on life!
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Nassau Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) organization that serves Northeast Florida and beyond from our adoption and rescue facility on Amelia Island in Fernandina Beach, Florida. We have climate-controlled dog kennels, a large indoor-outdoor cattery, and outdoor play yards for our dogs. We adopted 1,337 animals in 2019, with a 97.63% save rate! We also provide animal-control services within the city limits of Fernandina Beach under a contract with the city. On a regular basis as space permits, we bring in rescue animals from other shelters all over the region. We provide them with socialization, medical care, and any resources required to give these animals a fighting chance at a new, better life, including heartworm treatment, as we seek to find them loving forever homes.