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Jacksonville Humane Society Shelter Stars

Adoptable animals walk the red carpet to kick off ASPCA Rachael Ray $100,000 Challenge

Jodie Nutter walking Sweet Pea
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Toby looks handsome in a tie and shiny coat.
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Toby and Regina Baker smile for the cameras.
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Sky being walked by Dr. Jennifer Broadhurst
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Sky and Dr. Jennifer Broadhurst pose for the camera.
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Lyla smiles for the crowd.
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Lyla being walked by Mary Alice Weatherly
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Misha and her walker, Summer Swindell
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Kimberly Malajati with Ty
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John Baker walking Tank
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Janice gives her walker, Tina Bradford, some love.
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Gus being walked by Becky Hamilton
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Emmy and her walker, Robin Byrd, dress to impress.
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Bono being walked by Val Riddle
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Barbara Bearden walking Carlie
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Angela Juarez with Mehka
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Angela Canessa and Ridge
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Angela Canessa appears again with the adorable Thella.
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Amber Kinney walks Rocko.
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Rocko poses on the Red Carpet.
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The crowd waits for the Shelter Stars to appear.
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Sweet Pea
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Rosalie Scarborough, Barbara Barrett
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Penny Robinett, Susan Shelton
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Michelle Morrison, Nadia Gordon
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Mervin Denny, Linda Stein, Irene Lazzara, Diane Hiott, Betty Fenelon, Andrea Tulley, Denise Deisler (Executive Director of JHS)
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Mary Lesperance
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Kristen Comer, Nathan Ritchie
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Jodie Nutter
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Jenn Ruliffson, Megan Kelley
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Grace and James Osborne
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Goose
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Goose being walked by Aymie Blanton
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Bonita Juhl has been working with JHS for 17 years.
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Betty Fenelon, Linda Stein
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At the May 31 Jacksonville Humane Society's Shelter Stars, pups, walkers and the crowd were dressed to impress to help raise awareness for the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100,000 Challenge. Fifty shelters across the country are competing for the largest percentage increase in summer adoptions to win the money. Denise Deisler, JHS executive director, told the crowd that 10 years ago 35,000 dogs and cats made it into Jacksonville shelters, and less than half made it out alive. Last year, fewer than 20,000 animals entered shelters, and more than 75 percent were adopted, placed with foster homes or returned to owners. The goal of JHS and shelters across Jacksonville is to be the largest no-kill city in the nation. Last summer, JHS adopted out 1,101 animals. Their goal is to find homes for 2,013 cats and dogs in June, July and August of this year.

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