First Coast No More Homeless Pets Recognizes Long Time Leader Upon Departure

After nearly two decades of commitment to the pets and people of Northeast Florida, First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) Founder and CEO Rick DuCharme has submitted his resignation to the organization’s Board of Directors. DuCharme will be continuing his pioneering work as he helps other animal welfare organizations by introducing his visionary FCNMHP model to end the killing of dogs and cats in shelters.

Board Chair Martin Rees recognized DuCharme for his dedication and commitment to animal welfare and FCNMHP. “Since Rick founded our organization in 2002, FCNMHP has grown from the vision of one man to end the needless killing of dogs and cats in the City of Jacksonville to a vital regional resource that has saved and cared for hundreds of thousands of animals.†Rees added, “Duval County and our entire region have become a national model in animal welfare best practices, thanks to Rick’s passion, dedication, and focus on mission.â€

During a meeting this week, FCNMHP’s Board of Directors acknowledged Rick’s extraordinary achievements and promised to continue his work as the organization delivers the services that so many in our region count on in the days and years ahead.