July 2021
Dr. Broadhurst recommends four tips to keep pets safe over the Fourth of July holiday
1) Provide a relaxed, peaceful space for animals: Although parties, picnics, and fireworks are entertaining for humans, many pets do not want to participate in these activities, and oftentimes these activities stress pets out. The strange noises can alarm pets, causing them to run away. Before the fireworks and celebrations begin, make sure to give your pet lots of exercise. This will help the pet remain calm once the celebrations start. Once the parties begin, place pets in a serene, safe place, such as a crate or bathroom with no windows. Provide your pet with water, food, treats, toys, and a comfortable sleeping area to relax in.
Before the holiday arrives, register your animal’s microchips with your updated contact information. If your pet flees, animals with accurate identification are much more likely to return home.
2) Personal use of fireworks can harm animals: Though at-home fireworks can be fun for family and friends, they are not fun for pets. Rockets and sparklers can severely burn animals. Make sure pets are indoors when these items are in use. After the celebration is over, clean up all used and unused items to prevent pets from accidentally consuming them, choking on them, or becoming sick.
3) Avoid alcohol and food poisoning: The smell of grilled foods and sweet drinks may entice your animals, but they can be harmful to pets. Alcoholic beverages can poison or kill pets, so keep these drinks out of reach. Foods like onions, garlic, and grapes are toxic to animals. Keep food covered and out of reach when not being consumed. Secure pets away from hot grills. Intrigued dogs and cats may burn themselves trying to access the food on the grill. Cookout materials like lighters, matches, and coal should also be kept away from pets.
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A Difficult and Trying Year
Present membership expires July 30, 2021
There has been nothing normal about the past year. Our usual way of working and pursuing goals completely changed. The pandemic created the largest single-year pet adoption rate, but also, ironically, created the greatest obstacles to providing veterinary care. We endured setbacks and restrictions that significantly impacted our ability to fully carry out our spay and neuter initiatives and, like everyone, we fought to keep our staff safe and our clients healthy. Yet, we all kept going in the face of all this—an undeniable accomplishment in itself. BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!
While it has been a difficult and trying year, your understanding, compassion, and good hearts have shown through. Most of our wonderful clients and supporters have been beacons of positivity and purpose in a time where many are uncertain. It is said that it is in the most difficult times that the truth of a person’s soul is seen. Renew your membership today!
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Dog Dayz of Summer
Saturday, August 21
Come chill out at the River House - 2137 Astor Street in Orange Park - on Saturday, August 21st for the Dog Dayz of Summer charity bow wow for local animals! Enjoy live music, raffle, silent auction, and tasty delights at this human-only event. Cash bar too.

Bring a donation! DOWNLOAD OUR WISHLIST. We will be accepting pet food donations at the door.
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Pars Fore Paws
Monday, October 4
The OFFICIAL - PARS FORE PAWS Clay County Florida Golf Tournament returns to support Clay Humane on Monday, October 4, 2021. Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. at the beautiful Eagle Landing Golf Club. All proceeds support Clay Humane. The format will be Captain's Choice. Individual golfer $100 / foursome $360. Registration entry fee includes 18-holes of golf with cart; bag service, complimentary driving range balls; lunch; dinner; and prizes. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place scores; Longest Drive; Longest Putt; and Closest to the Pin.

2021 Hurricane Season
Prepare Pet Safety Now
Clay Humane Offers Hurricane Preparedness Tips
According to the National Hurricane Center at the National Weather Service, the Atlantic Hurricane season starts June 1 and runs through November 30 (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/). Forecasters from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predict a hyperactive hurricane season this year, with approximately 20 named storms and 8 hurricanes. Clay Humane urges animal owners to prepare for the dangers associated with hurricane season.
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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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