Bouquets to Mary Cleary
Bouquets to Mary Cleary, a veterinarian in Neptune Beach, for helping rescue 24 cats during an emergency. The owner of the cats fell ill and was found unconscious on the floor of her home. As soon as she learned about the situation, Cleary volunteered her services to help the cats as they were being removed from the home. Many of them had respiratory conditions. She cared for the cats and contacted area vets and organizations to help find additional services. The issue has become heated with Neptune Beach City Manager Jim Jarboe claiming that Jacksonville shirked its responsibility by not helping remove the cats.