Cold Noses, the Times-Union’s weekly pet column, features dogs and cats available for adoption at government-run animal shelters in the region.

Some shelters are still operating with limitations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Contact individual shelters for more information on adoptions and foster families.

• Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services at 2020 Forest St. Call (904) 630-2489 or email [email protected] To see the animals available, go to or As part of a special Independence Day-themed event, the shelter will be offering free adoptions for dogs and cats at least 1 year old from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. h on Sunday. Municipal license fees may also apply.

Nami is a 3 year old mixed breed bitch weighing 44 pounds (ID number A1262966). She’s sweet, especially if you don’t mind sloppy kisses and doggy hugs. She also likes to play seek.

Hammie is a 3 year old domestic shorthair tabby cat weighing 10 pounds (ID number A1302281). She loves to play, to make “cookies” with her kneading and to chase her toys. She’s looking for a human to lie down on who will stroke her all night long.


• The St. Johns County Pet Center is located at 130 N. Stratton Road, St. Augustine. Call (904) 209-6190. To see the animals available, go to Friends of the Central St. Johns County group have shelter cats available for adoption on Saturdays at Pet Smart, 1779 SUS 1 in St. Augustine,

Teddy bear is a one year old male retriever-dog mix (ID number 58774). He prefers to be the center of attention, so he should be the only pet in a household. He is home trained but needs more leash training from someone who is patient. He will return this patience with love.

Teddy bear

Peanut is a 3 year old male shorthair domestic cat (ID n ° 59233). He’s friendly and likes to scratch his head and rub his chin. He is litter trained and gets along well with other cats and with children.


• Clay County Animal Services is located at 3984 W. Florida 16, Green Cove Springs. Call (904) 269-6342 or email [email protected] To see the animals available, go to or

Wesion is a 3 year old male Australian Shepherd mix (ID number A039626). He is affectionate and laid back, enjoys playing with other dogs, gets along with children and knows basic commands. He is heartworm-positive: the treatment is sponsored by Friends of Clay County Animals.


Gizzy is a 3 year old male shorthair domestic cat (ID n ° A038554). His ideal home would be quiet and easy-going, a place where he could adjust to his own pace. He grew up in the shelter and the staff believe his personality will flourish in his own home. He loves watching cats on the porch but doesn’t want to live with them.


Adoptable animals are also available at:

• Nassau County Animal Services at 86078 License Road, Fernandina Beach. Call (904) 530-6150 to see available animals, go to or

• Putnam County Animal Services at 174 County Landfill Road, Palatka. Call (386) 329-0396 option # 1. To see the animals available, go to or

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