Winter 2023 Newsletter

Dear Friends, 

As 2023 draws to a close, the First Coast No More Homeless Pets team is reflecting on the impact we have  made this year that would not have been possible without your support.
Over the past year, we continued to see a higher demand for all our services. Between our two clinics, we responded to this need and served more than 74,000 clients in 2023!

We have continued to provide compassionate care to animals in need across our community, and this year we provided more than $425,000 in charitable veterinary care so that no pet and no family would suffer. This powerful impact for pets and the people who love them was made possible by your generosity and ongoing support of our mission.
In 2023, we performed 22,978 spay neuter surgeries, and we developed new partnerships with organizations like Best Friends, which supported us in our efforts to control community cat populations in St Johns County.  

Additionally, we have achieved a successful Leading the Way Capital Campaign that will now allow us to expand our Norwood Spay/Neuter Center and Community Clinic. This much-needed expansion will keep our services accessible to those who need them most, and our medical team will continue to proudly grow our programs and services over the coming years.  

We are so grateful for your unwavering commitment to our work, and we look forward to continuing to care for pet-owning families in need across Northeast Florida in the new year.

Warmest Regards and Best Wishes for the New Year,

Jennifer L. Barker, CEO

We recently made some updates to our internal software, and we are excited to share that we now offer a donor portal!

This allows you to create an account and view your donation history and event tickets with First Coast No More Homeless Pets. 

Create your account today!

What if you are in an accident or have a medical emergency?
Does your pet sitter/caretaker have needed information about your pet? Does your pet sitter/caretaker have authority to obtain veterinary care for your pet?

First, you need to determine who will be looking out for your pet(s) if you are not at home or are otherwise unable to care for your pet. Once you have done that, we have created some documents that will help you that you can download and print. (They are available here)

1. A card for your wallet or billfold stating that you have pets at home and directing that your designated caretaker should be contacted if something happens to you.

2. Information sheets about your dog(s) or cat(s) that will provide important information about your pet for your pet sitter/caretaker. Fill out one for each pet and put in a folder or place that will be readily found.

3. A document authorizing your pet sitter/caretaker to act on your behalf to obtain veterinary care for your pet. Many veterinarians are hesitant to or will not treat a pet without the owner’s consent, so this is an important document!

Our second annual Night Under the Stars will take place on April 11, 2024 at Bowing Oaks! 

Stay up to date with our emails and social media for additional announcements and to get your tickets before they sell out!