October 2019
Bruce Waited For Help
“My Brucie,” exclaims the precious, 4 year-old Everly, as she tenderly pats her new best friend’s head. Bruce gives a wag of the tail and stays close to his new baby girl. Everly doesn’t care about his three-legged stance or the scars that are scattered over his body—only him…she only cares about Bruce. 

The dog that was found suffering on the side of the road - a cruel victim of inhumanity- has finally found a family that cherishes him. 

Bruce came to Clay Humane around the time that Hurricane Dorian came to visit.  If you remember, he was a potential victim of dog fighting and had such intense wounds that his leg had to be amputated. We were amazed at his gentle temperament considering his cruel situation. He was covered with several deep wounds of varying age and, although we will never know his full story, it is evident he is a survivor.

When we told Bruce’s story through the news, there was an outpouring of concern for his welfare and for what his future may hold. Fortunately, it was not difficult to match Bruce with a wonderful family because of his loveable and outgoing nature.  

In a world where not every ending is a good one, Clay Humane is pleased to say that Bruce has, at last, found his happy place.   
The Official
Pars Fore Paws
Charity Golf Event To Benefit Clay Humane
Monday, October 7, 2019 - Eagle Landing Golf Club
The OFFICIAL - PARS FORE PAWS Clay County Golf Tournament returns for its 13th year to support Clay Humane on Monday, October 7, 2019. Arrive at noon for lunch and shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. The format will be Captain’s Choice. Registration entry fee includes 18-holes of golf with cart; bag service, complimentary driving range balls; lunch; dinner; and prizes. Hurry, register now! Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place scores; Longest Drive; Longest Putt; and Closest to the Pin. We will have drawings for prizes; 50/50 Raffle; and a putting contest.
Can't attend the golf event? Please  consider a donation  or becoming a sponsor. Volunteers and sponsors should contact the clinic at (904) 276-7729 more event details.
Why Are Black Cats Quintessential Halloween Icons?
Black cats are quintessential Halloween icons—and the number one costume choice for both elementary-aged children and oddly enough, women in their freshman year of college but do you know how they got such a spooky rap?

Beginning in the Middle Ages, black cats became associated with Satan, witches, and witchcraft; some people went so far as to believe that black cats were cohorts to witches or even witches who had taken on another form. This wide-spread superstition resulted in the horrific mass killing of black cats—and sometimes even their owners.

Aside from continuing to represent all things eerie, the fear of black cats still has some influence today. Many animal shelters won’t place black cats in homes during the month of October for fear of them being used sacrificially.

Meet Our New Vets
Dr. Barbara Bearden

Dr. Barbara Bearden joined Clay Humane in June of 2019. She graduated May 2018 from Ross University School of Veterinary medicine located on the island of St. Kitts and Nevis and enjoyed every minute of it. She completed her clinical year of vet school at University of Florida College of Veterinary medicine.

Dr. Bearden has lived in the Jacksonville area since 4th grade and graduated with a degree in Animal Science from University of Florida. She is a strong proponent for spaying and neutering and is committed to ensuring all her patients receive the best care. Dr. Bearden has 4 animals she is obsessed with: 2 dogs, Cannon and Cora, and 2 cats, Briar and Guava.
Dr. Amber Kossol

Dr. Amber Kossol joined the Clay Humane team in July 2019 after graduating from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine with a Certificate in Shelter Medicine. She is no stranger to Clay Humane , as she worked part-time with us prior to and during vet school.

Dr. Kossol is a Fear Free Certified veterinarian and is also FEMA Certified in disaster response, which makes her a great addition to our DART Team. She is committed to battling pet overpopulation through spay and neuter efforts and is whole-heartedly behind Clay Humane’s free cat sterilization program. Her professional interests include ultrasonography, pet behavior counseling, and providing the best possible care to her clients.

Big Thanks
Thank you to our Clays For Clay supporters: Pollicks Lawncare LLC, Whitley Steel, Andersen Laser Services and the Milan Family as well as the participants of Clays For Clay who enjoyed our event at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports on September 28th.
Strut Your Mutt
October 26
Lace up. Leash up. Save lives. Best Friends Animal Society brings Strut Your Mutt back to Jacksonville on Saturday, October 26th.  Join the Clay Humane team now ! This charity dog walk brings communities together to raise money and save the lives of homeless pets. Can't walk?  Support Team Clay Humane !

Clay Humane Selected As Florida Animal Friend
Grant Recipient
Clay Humane is excited to announce that it has been selected as a Florida Animal Friend Grant recipient in support of our free cat spay and neuter program! Proceeds generated from the purchase of Florida Animal Friend Spay and Neuter License Plates are awarded to qualifying programs throughout the state and Clay Humane was fortunate to be selected once again. The $20,000 will help Clay Humane expand its current spay and neuter program to include services for 150 bully breed dogs and an additional 1,100 cats through our free sterilization campaign. Feral, free-roaming, and even owned cats will be sterilized at no charge which also includes exam, ear-tipping, and a rabies vaccination. 

The Society’s Feral Program is focusing on reducing the number of free-roaming and unowned stray or abandoned cats. With a shared mission of battling the staggering pet overpopulation problem, Clay Humane and Florida Animal Friends hope that this funding will help reduce the number of strays on the streets and of those healthy animals being euthanized in our shelters every day.

Free sterilizations are scheduled Monday through Friday each week with feral sterilizations being performed on Wednesdays on a first come, first serve basis. All cats must be brought into the clinic in humane traps. 

Lend your support to this program and many others around the state by selecting the “Spay and Neuter” license plate for your vehicle at your next renewal!
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Urgent Care Services
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 5pm - 12 Midnight
Closed All Holidays
Urgent care prices apply. We offer after hours urgent care for minor emergency services and outpatient treatment.
Urgent Care is for emergencies that need immediate assistance but are of a nature that allow out-patient emergency treatment. We provide effective after-hours relief for common pet illnesses and injuries - just like an urgent care center for people but for pets!

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