Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FCNMHP in Jacksonville Florida

Thank goodness for First Coast No More Homeless Pets - FCNMHP in Jacksonville, Florida! First Coast No More Homeless Pets is first and foremost for the animals! Jacksonville, Florida is blessed to have First Coast No More Homeless Pets FCNMHP, a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation.

This organization is now working hand-in-hand with the City of Jacksonville, Animal Care and Control, and the Jacksonville Humane Society to help with the spaying and neutering of feral cats.

"We the cats of First Coast No More Homeless Pets ...
hear, see and speak no evil!"

Photo Credit: The Incredibly Adorable Cats of www.fcnmhp.org
FCNMHP opened a temporary cat clinic in 2008 to handle upwards of 40 cats per day; today their new clinic can handle upwards of 200 spay and neuters daily! They are also offering vaccinations for cats and dogs.

This lens page is dedicated to this fine organization hoping to bring more visibility to the FCNMHP and to also help them with their fund raising. FCNMHP is my earmarked pet charity for the past several years. I am happy to report that for the calendar year of 2009, it was a banner year as I donated over $3,000 directly to them! Thanks Squidoo for helping to make this possible!!!

The FCNMHP Poll
First Coast No More Homeless Pets : Jacksonville, FL - Do you know about this organization?
  • Yes! I am a volunteer.
  • Yes, I actually work for/with.
  • Yes, I have adopted my pet from them.
  • Yes, I have had my pet spayed/neutered by them.
  • I know of FCNMHP.
  • Actually, more than one of the above!

Six Rescued Kittens at Three Weeks - June 2014


six homeless kittens rescued

Another six lives from one mommy cat! It is so important that you do the right thing and have your cats spayed or neutered. Here are six little ones who came into the world in late May 2014. Their mommy was out and about and made a connection or two with some studly male cats.

FCNMHP Founded in 2001
fcnmhp jax fl logo
FCNMHP was founded in 2001 when Rick DuCharme, founder and president, developed the SpayJax program in response to a request by the City of Jacksonville for a city funded spay/neuter program.

Following SpayJax, SpayNassau was developed along with two other low-cost programs.

In 2006, our Trap-Neuter-Return program was developed to offer low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for feral and stray cats. –www.fcnmhp.org.

6817 Norwood Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32208

eMail: fcnmhp@fcnmhp.org

Hotline: 904-425-0005; toll-free: 866-580-SPAY (7729).

cat on the phone calling


Since 2003 we have facilitated over 24,000 pet sterilizations in the First Coast area. We have seen an overall reduction in pet intake of approximately 31%, and reductions in puppy and kitten intake of 44% and 52%. Prior to our programs, admissions and euthanasia were increasing by as much as 10% annually.


SpayJax/SpayNassau: SpayJax and SpayNassau are income qualified programs that offer free spay and neuter surgeries for individuals meeting the specified guidelines. Both of these programs include a rabies vaccination. Update 5/1/08: SpayJax is a city funded program and with the recent budget cuts we are not able to offer the free SpayJax surgery program at this time. SpayNassau is funded partially by Nassau County and partially by a welfare group; therefore we still have the funding and are able to offer free surgeries to Nassau County residents with appropriate proof of residency within the county. Call the spay/neuter hotline for more information 904-425-0005. Please see our other programs below for spay/neuter assistance, these programs offer heavily reduced surgery rates.

Spayathon: Spayathon is a low-cost option for individuals that do not qualify under SpayJax or SpayNassau. Surgery prices are heavily discounted and offered through participating veterinarians. Spayathon is a voucher program and a $5 donation is required for each voucher. In order to receive discounted prices a voucher must be presented. A rabies vaccination is also included under this program (other fees may apply.) This program is available to Duval, Nassau, Clay, St. Johns, Baker and Bradford counties.

Low-Cost: Our Low-Cost program is open to anyone not qualifying under the other programs. Surgeries are discounted and available through participating veterinarians. Rabies vaccination is not included (other fees may apply.) This program is available to Duval, Nassau, Clay, St. Johns, Baker and Bradford counties.

Feral and Stray Cat: Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Our TNR program is available to all Duval and Nassau County residents caring for feral and stray cat colonies. For information on cost per surgery, location of spay/neuter clinic, and to schedule an appointment; call the spay/neuter hotline at 904-425-0005. All cats must arrive to the clinic in a humane trap, no exceptions. Humane traps are available for loan and require a $50 deposit per trap.


fcnmhp jax fl chart of surgeries, euthanasia and overall shelter intake
Chart of surgeries, euthanasia and overall shelter intake

Fee Schedule for Cat Services
The vaccination clinic for cats AND dogs is open every Saturday from 10-3. It is first come first service; no appointments.

Rabies Vaccination $10.00
Application of Flea Prevention $8.00
Deworming (Tapeworms via injection) $8.00
Deworming (Topical, 1 application) $12.00
Distemper/Panleuk Combination Vaccine $8.00
Feline Leukemia/FIV test $18.00
Leukemia Vaccine $10.00
Microchip $25.00
Nail Trim $10.00

Indoor/Outdoor Cat Annual $65 ($42 w/o microchip) (includes Distemper, Rabies, Leukemia vaccine, microchip, deworming and flea prevention application

Indoor Cat Annual $55 ($32 w/o microchip) (includes Distemper, Rabies, microchip, deworming and flea prevention

New Cat Annual $83 ($60 w/o microchip) (includes Distemper, Rabies, Leukemia vaccine, deworming, Leukemia/FIV test, microchip & flea prevention application)


each day countless cats and kittens enter shelters

The mission of First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) is to eliminate the killing of dogs and cats in our community through free and low-cost spay and neuter programs.

British Shorthair Brown Tabby Female Kitten Looking Inquisitivly at Young Agouti Rabbit


Are you a supporter of your local Humane Society? Do you already know about the FCNMHP? Have you donated to such an organization?

History: First Coast No More Homeless Pets was originally created on Squidoo by JaguarJulie on May 21, 2008. Highest lensrank ever achieved: #1,494 overall. Lens #351 in the quest for Giant Squid 400 Club.

4 comments:

Kathleen said...

I have already brought two feral cats to FCNMP and they did a fabulous job. I donate to them and love what they do. Do you have some ideas for me how to get those feral, now friendly and somewhat trained cats adopted? I want to make they go to a good home as well as two we have fostered, gotten all shots and health-work done and de-clawed. All 4 are lovely, but I am not sure how to proceed. Suggestions are welcomed and I hope you will provide a response on your blog.
signed, K with 4 cats.

JaguarJulie Brady said...

Kathleen, I commend you on your love for the cats. I have actually found that the feral, now friendly cats can make great pets. However, they need the ability to sometimes go outside. The ACPS has a Wild Whiskers programs for some feral cats that are microchipped and adopted out by people or businesses with barns, warehouses, or out-houses where the cats can have shelter if need be. I fostered 6 kittens and their mommy cat in 2014 and then worked with ACPS to have them find homes with the mommy going to Wild Whiskers. The Jax Humane Society took one of the kittens and found a home for her. Sometimes you need the help from the organizations to find homes. Lucky Cat is affiliated with FCNMHP's too.

Kathleen said...

Thanks Julie for the help. I am familiar with all the entities, however, I have never had this situation come up and it is so nice to realize that I can use the resources I am already familiar with! Julie I appreciate the shot of confidence in taking care of the little souls!

JaguarJulie Brady said...

Kathleen, you are welcome. Thanks again for all you do and for your love of the animals. We need more people like you to care for these precious little souls. ;)