The day started out just like any ordinary day, but then again, there are no truly ordinary days at Clay Humane. Animals are always in need, and we are always here to help them, especially those with special needs or those requiring extraordinary care. For those animals, we may truly be their last hope.
On this particular day, an emaciated dog, nearly furless and barely able to stand due to malnutrition, was brought in by Animal Care and Control. Already overcrowded and without funding for such extreme medical care, our local Animal Control knew there was little hope for the young dog they rescued from the streets that morning, so they reached out to Clay Humane. And we answered the call.
At one year of age, the American Bulldog mix, nicknamed "Boo" by our staff because it was Halloween, weighed a mere 18 pounds. Although "Boo" had little strength and even less trust in people, he wagged his tail the moment he was greeted by our caring staff. With that, young "Boo" was welcomed into a family of hundreds of animals rescued, rehabilitated, treated, and loved through Clay Humane in 2013. [ Read More ]
In a proactive effort to block the influx of these dogs, and greatly reduce the number of unwanted or unmanageable “bullies” entering local shelters, a program dubbed “Pit Stop” will launch on November 1, 2013 for all pit bull and pit bull mixes. Throughout the month of November, Clay Humane will spay or neuter any pit bull or pit bull mix (collectively labeled "bully breeds") for $25. Includes rabies vaccination and physical examination.
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As of October 1, 2013 Clay Humane is offering completely FREE CAT SPAYS and NEUTERS! No qualifying paperwork or special requirements...all you have to do is have a cat and make an appointment. No excuses! 904-276-SPAY. Please print, post & share!
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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. Take a trip back, watch our slideshow.
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 ]
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.
Clay Humane News & Events
- December 2013
Pet Food Donation Drive
Local Clay County Walmart stores and Publix Supermarkets have donation boxes ready! Please consider donating some pet food to help local dogs and cats in need. Find out more >>>
- December 11, 2013 7:30pm
Senor Wings & Fly Entertainment presents a benefit for Clay Humane! $5 minimum donation for 6 games. $1 minimum donation for speed games. $1 per 1 on sheet, $3 per 3 on sheet. Speed games will be 50/50. Come support us at Senor Wings 700 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL