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Amelia Islander

Nassau Humane Society

Dec 09, 2016 10:57AM
Formed 30 years ago, the Nassau Humane Society is dedicated to the mission of saving homeless animals and finding them loving permanent homes. NHS volunteers foster puppies, kittens, and animals with special requirements until they are ready for adoption. “During our last fiscal year, we adopted out 926 animals to permanent homes, which was a record year for us,” says Acting Executive Director Marianna McIntyre. “We moved into our wonderful new shelter two years ago, and while it does not replace a home for our animals, this shelter is the next best thing.” Dogs enjoy outdoor play, walks by volunteer dog walkers, and they are well cared for by staff and volunteers at the shelter. Cats have an indoor and outdoor cattery, and they enjoy playing on climbing structures and relaxing on the porch. Nassau Humane Society depends on fundraising and donations for their operating costs. “We just completed our 12th annual “Pasta for Paws” event, in which we raised over $21,000!” says McIntyre. “This event was an opportunity for the community to come together and show support for our mission, and it gives us a great opportunity to share our ‘no-kill’ approach to animal rescue with the hundreds of attendees.” NHS also operates a dog park, the Second Chance Resale Store, and provides community outreach and education. They also collaborate with other service organizations to provide low-cost veterinary care and spay and neuter services. For more information, visit or call (904) 321-1647.