Pet Matters by Pat Deshong, President
Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch
“For the Love of Animals” features real stories happening at Furry Friends in Jupiter. We are The Humane Society of Greater Jupiter/Tequesta and the only no-kill shelter open to the public in northern Palm Beach County. We’ve been rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing the homeless animals in our community for more than 30 years. Our not for profit 501c3 organization consists of our Jupiter based Adoption Center, Veterinary Clinic (open to the public), Thrift Boutique, and Palm City Ranch.
The stench was overpowering. The amount of garbage, urine and feces throughout the house was incomprehensible. All eyes of our six team members expressed shock upon entering the home of the Miami man hoarding fifteen Schnauzers. Wading through the debris, we noticed a pan of dog food on the kitchen floor, the only feeding source for the many furry residents. The dogs were scared and unsocialized, some to the point of being almost feral.
Despite the difficult surroundings, our team searched every room, determined to make sure all of the Schnauzers were accounted for. It was certainly easy for them to hide. The owner’s family had reached out to Furry Friends for help and their relief was palpable upon learning that his beloved animals would be safe in our care.
We loaded the pups up and headed to Furry Friends… some destined for our Jupiter location and others for our ranch in Palm City. At both locations, they were loved, fed and examined by our veterinarians. Most have made tremendous progress in adjusting to their new environments while a few will take a little longer. But we are here for them no matter how long it takes.
We thank each of you for your interest in this story and support of the furry family. We’ve received thousands of inquiries and over 100 adoption applications. Our mission is to get each one of them in the wonderful home they so richly deserve. All of our residents are deserving, no matter their age, breed or background.
When considering adding a furry family member to your family, please visit our Palm City Ranch at 4841 SW Zarrella Street or our new Jupiter Adoption Center at 100 Capital Street in the Jupiter Commerce Park. PLEASE CALL 561-747-5311 PRIOR TO VISITING EITHER LOCATION DUE TO COVID19.
Blessings to you for your support and faith in us… all for the LOVE of animals!
Patricia Deshong, President
Ways to donate (tax ID #59-2111273):
- Mail a check made payable to Furry Friends to 100 Capital Street, Jupiter, FL 33458.
- Visit www.furryfriendsadoption.org
- Call us with your credit card information at 561.747.5311 ext. 3
“Your donation creates the possibilities to make miracles happen for our Furry Friends”