Meet Jennifer Johnson of Caloosa Humane Society

Jennifer Johnson pictured with two of the adoptable dogs at the Caloosa Humane Society. (Caloosa Belle Geoffrey Ionescu)

Jennifer Johnson is the new Executive Director of the Caloosa Humane Society and the Caloosa Veterinary Clinic: “My love for animals started at a very early age. I grew up as an only child on a hobby farm in western Wisconsin so my closest companions were all the animals. As a kid I was convinced that all our animals could talk, so in the mornings I would very quietly sneak into the barn to try and listen if they were having secret conversations. Of course that never happened, but it didn’t stop me from having a deep seated passion for animals for the rest of my life,” says Jennifer.

“I have been a Veterinary technician for over 24 years. During this time I have been part owner of a veterinary practice which is when I started working with the local humane societies, that’s when I started focusing more on animal welfare. Florida is perfect for me and my daughters because although we loved Wisconsin, the winters were getting a little too cold. Plus, I am the Executive Director of both the Humane Society and the Veterinary clinic, so I can combine my love for animal rescue with veterinary technician, its perfect!” Jennifer said.

“I haven’t seen a gator yet”, Jennifer says jokingly, “But I love the southern hospitality, everybody’s been so kind and helpful and everybody says ‘Yes ma’am’ and ‘Thank you, ma’am’, I love it and I am excited to be here!”

If you want to meet Jennifer and the new board members, or just pet some cute animals. The Caloosa Humane Society is having a BBQ on June 22 from 4-6 p.m. at the shelter at 1200 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle.

Geoffrey Ionescu can be reached at

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