Animal related

JACKSONVILLE HUMANE SOCIETY

Generosity breeds joy.

aka Jacksonville Humane Society, Inc.

Jacksonville, FL

Mission

The Jacksonville Humane Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of our community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.

Ruling Year

1981

CEO

Mrs. Denise Deisler

Main Address

8464 Beach Blvd

Jacksonville, FL 32216 USA

Keywords

Jacksonville Humane Society, Animal Shelter, Humane Society, Animal Adoptions, Mobile Adoptions, Animal Welfare, Humane Education, Summer Camp, Community Animal Hospital, Spay/Neuter, HQHVSN, Low to No Income, Full Service Veterinary Hospital, Community Coalition for Animal Welfare, Asilomar Reporting

EIN

59-0624410

 Number

1487755192

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The Jacksonville Humane Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of our community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

On-site & Mobile Adoptions

Humane Education

JHS Animal Hospital

Behavior Assistance

Pet Safety Net

No Kill Florida

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of animal adoptions

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

On-site & Mobile Adoptions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

JHS is open for adoption 7 days a week, 363 days a year. All pets are spay/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated prior to adoption.

Number of families served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Pet Safety Net

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

JHS provides free and low-cost resources to pet owners in need through our safety net programs that keep pets and people together in times of crisis.

Number of clients participating in educational programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Humane Education

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

JHS offers educational programs for children ages 5-18. The programs were put on hold in 2017 for construction of our new building. In 2018, they now include a reading program, camp, and field trips.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The Jacksonville Humane Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of our community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.

The Jacksonville Humane Society is a leader in lifesaving. In order to end the killing of shelter animals, we offer the following services to our community: open and affordable adoptions, pet safety net resources, low-cost or free veterinary care, and humane education. While under the care of JHS, all animals receive compassionate treatment including veterinary care and enrichment. JHS partners with many organizations in our community and nationwide to save the lives of pets in need and serve the families who love them.

The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS), founded in 1885, is the second oldest non-profit in the city of Jacksonville. In 2005, JHS officially became a no kill animal shelter. Shortly after, we formed a coalition with First Coast No More Homeless Pets and Animal Care and Protective Services to make Jacksonville a no kill city. In 2014, that goal became reality and Jacksonville became the nation’s largest no kill city. In 2014, 91% of all animals who entered the shelters left alive. In 2015, thanks to continued partnerships, we raised that number to 93% and have sustained it since. In 2017, JHS opened the doors to our brand new Adoption, Education and Pet Help Center. We are proud to provide the community with pet adoption, humane education opportunities and resources for pets and people in need. The mission of the Jacksonville Humane Society is to provide comfort, care, and compassion to the homeless animals in Jacksonville while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of our community. JHS strives to be a resource for both pets and their owners. In 2018, JHS accomplished the following: • Found new homes for 7,476 pets • Performed 7,396 spay/neuter surgeries • Provided resources for pets to 3,035 low-income families • Served 1,361 children via our humane education programs In 2015, JHS was awarded the Innovative Thinking Award from the Northeast Florida Non-Profit Center for our role in making Jacksonville a no kill city. JHS and our partners have been nationally recognized for our efforts by organizations such as Best Friends Animal Society, the Humane Society of the United States, the ASPCA, PetSmart Charities and the Petco Foundation. JHS was recently tapped by Best Friends Animal Society to lead the way in helping Florida become a no kill state.

The Jacksonville Humane Society is a proud partner in the collaborative efforts to maintain no kill status in our community. We use benchmarks established by the leading agencies in animals welfare to ensure that no healthy or treatable animals, regardless of age or socialization, are euthanized in Jacksonville shelters. JHS reports our data to Shelter Animals Count and publishes them on our website: https://www.jaxhumane.org/about-us/shelter-stats/

JHS was founded in 1885 and is proudly serving our community in Jacksonville, FL. JHS provides a variety of services including pet adoption, a low-cost veterinary clinic, pet retention services and humane education. In 2018, JHS found homes for 7,476 dogs and cats, helped 3,035 families with pet retention, performed 7,396 spay and neuter surgeries and had 1,361 children participate in our humane education programs. JHS closely partners with our city municipal shelter, Animal Care and Protective Services, to maintain a live release rate of 90% or higher for our city. JHS has recently begun working with other shelters to help increase the live release rate throughout the state. By providing assessments, mentorships and shadowing opportunities, JHS is working to help save the lives of pets throughout the state of Florida. This innovative partnership model is a pilot program with the chance to be replicated throughout the nation. JHS is proud to share and learn from our colleagues to change Florida from the state with the 3rd worst euthanasia numbers in the nation to the state with the least.

External Reviews

Awards

Innovative Thinking in the Community 2015

Jacksonville Non Profit Center

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Financials

JACKSONVILLE HUMANE SOCIETY

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/23/2020

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender Identity
Female
Sexual Orientation
Decline to state
Disability Status
Decline to state

Race & Ethnicity

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity Strategies

Last updated: 04/23/2020

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Data

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We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.

Policies and processes

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We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
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We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
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We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.