Dogs received the title “man’s best friend” because of their constant companionship, unquestionable loyalty, and uncanny ability to show up with bail money after every bungled train robbery. Acquire a faithful fur-friend with today’s Groupon: for $38, you get pet-adoption fees for one animal at Jacksonville Humane Society (up to a $125 value). The adoption fee covers:
- Spaying or neutering
- Identification-microchip implant
- Heartworm test
- Initial flea, tick, and parasite prevention
- 30-day health insurance
- Feline leukemia & immunodeficiency viruses test (cats only)<p>
Gazing at potential owners from their temporary homes, Jacksonville Humane Society’s dozens of friendly cats and dogs eagerly await adoption by a caring new family. Kittens, such as the 3-month old Tank, beg for coddling and playtime with their wide-eyed exuberance and miniature croquet sets, and adult and senior animals such as Yoshi, wizened in his eight years, lavishes steadfast companionship. To ensure potential pet owners are paired with a four-legged pal of appropriate temperament, the shelter’s color-coded Meet Your Match personalized pet-matching service narrows down the adoptable field with a quick survey. Adopting an animal, like asking a potted fern to marry you, is an important life decision that should not be taken lightly, and it entails a slew of responsibilities and expenses. Each furry new chum will require a rabies tag ($20) (necessary for all animals in Duval County) and lifelong heartworm protection ($21–$30 per month).