We're Celebrating 35 Years
The year was 1978. Jimmy Carter was President, the BeeGees dominated the music charts, and gas was a mere 65 cents per gallon. In a small, dark building on the grounds of a water treatment facility, a handful of dedicated volunteers first opened the doors of the Clay County Humane Society, the first no kill shelter in our community.
Initially our service to the community was the operation of a small shelter for abandoned dogs and cats which provided veterinary care, sterilization, and adoption into suitable homes. During the time, the proliferation of unwanted dogs and cats ultimately resulted in a euthanasia rate at the County’s Animal Control facility of approximately 10,000 animals per year. It became obvious that, while our shelter work was worthwhile, a more aggressive approach to the pet overpopulation problem was needed. [ Read More ]
Bark After Dark - A Huge Success
The Society held its annual benefit auction, Bark After Dark, on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Winterbourne Inn at Club Continental. Eventhough the weather did not cooperate, guests enjoyed a black & white themed cocktail party on the porch with live music by the Druids, a gourmet dinner, a silent auction, and the ever popular bachelor auction. See photos from the event! Emcee Tom Johnston, of Action News, announced the twelve eligible bachelors, who where impeccably dressed in tuxedos generously donated by Michael's formalwear. [ Read More ]
The Clay County Humane Society of Orange Park, Florida, is a private non-profit animal welfare organization, which was established in 1978. We are the areas first non-profit animal clinic where spay/neuter surgery and other veterinary care is offered at substantially reduced rates.Clay County Humane Society offers the following services:
- Spay/Neuter Services
- Humane Education
- Wildlife Protection
- Pet Behavioral Counseling
- Pet Therapy
- Disaster Animal Response Team
The purpose of Clay County Humane Society is the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, and the extension of humane education. We are a non-profit organization and must rely on grants, donations and fundraisers to continue to serve the community. DONATE NOW. Throughout the year we have many activities such as vaccination clinics, pet photos, membership drives, county fairs and festivals. We encourage you to support our events. These activities help make it possible to achieve our goals.
Schedule Of Upcoming Events
- In 2013
Surprise Announcement, coming soon!
Are you following us on Facebook? Watch for a big announcement from CCHS that will bring big changes to our organization in the near future!
- Sunday, April 21, 2013
Rabies Vaccination & Microchipping Clinic
At the Clay County Humane Society from 9am - 12noon.
- Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Jersey Mike's Subs Fundraiser for CCHS
From 4-8pm at 410 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park. 15% of the proceeds will be donated to CCHS. Call (904) 272-0037 for more info.
- EVERY Friday in MAY 2013
Beat The Heat Sterilization Campaign
CCHS will offer cat spays with a rabies vaccination for a flat rate of just $25 each. The program is restricted to felines between 5 months and 5 years of age, and all must be dropped off in a kennel or secure pet carrier. Appointments are limited, so call today (904) 276-7729 and help battle pet overpopulation!
- Saturday, May 11, 2013
Bark After Dark 2013
Black & White Cocktail Party
Dress to impress in black & white at the Winterbourne Inn. Celebrate 35 years of service to our community at our biggest and most popular event.