We will pursue workable solutions to the most urgent animal welfare needs of our community, which are animal overpopulation and homeless pets. Our solutions will emphasize the mutual benefit of bringing pets and people together.
We will provide rescue and control as a lifeline to animals in need and for the necessary protection of our community.
We will encourage and provide for pet adoption, animal-assisted therapy, pet care education, outreach spay and neuter program and other welfare efforts, all in support of our comprehensive community service obligation.
Our regular adoption hours are 11:30 A.M. till 6:00 P.M. Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 A.M. till 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, and 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, closed Monday. We will open for you, by request, if necessary to place a animal in a good home. We will have you complete our application and will attempt to approve the application on the spot. The adoption fees will cover the cost of the spay or neuter of the animal as well as the other medical work completed on the animal. While we believe that all of our pets up for adoption are healthy, because they come from the shelter environment, and for the most part arrived at the shelter as strays from animal control, we think it best that you have them seen by your vet for a physical. We require you to take your new pet to your vet. within a week after the adoption to get a wellness check up.
We will do whatever we can to help you find your new best friend. Our goal is to adopt out as many of our animals as quickly as possible so that their time spent in the shelter is kept at a minimal. Our volunteers and employees will do whatever is necessary to help match up adoptive parents to the pets under their care. Please help us reach our goal of finding homes for all of our "kids". Thank you !!
The Nassau Humane Society Shelter is located in the Fernandina Beach /Yulee area. From Jacksonville drive north on I-95 and take exit #373, Amelia Island / Fernandina Beach. Drive east about 12 miles over the bridge to Amelia Island. At the first traffic light (at the Hess gas station), turn right and travel 1.3 miles until you see Airport Road on right at the entrance to the airport, turn right. We are less than 2/10th pf a mile down this dead end road. From the beaches area travel over the Dames Point Bridge and once over the bridge take the first exit and turn right onto Heckshire Drive. Travel on this road over a number of fishing bridges until you get over the last bridge onto Amelia Island (about 25 miles). Once over the bridge continue on A1A until it dead ends then go left about 2 miles until you see the entrance to the airport. Turn left on to airport road and travel 2/10 of a mile . We are on the right