San Diego Humane Society and SPCA
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Euthanasia Policy Overview

Committed to ending the unnecessary euthanasia of adoptable animals in San Diego County, San Diego Humane Society takes the decision to euthanize any animal very seriously.

Our commitment to the healthy and treatable animals in our care means that we are willing to pursue all reasonable efforts in order to provide for their well-being.

Euthanasia is not considered for healthy animals that have been relinquished to San Diego Humane Society or accepted by San Diego Humane Society from partnering agencies.

Animals that are deemed to pose an unacceptable danger to other animals, themselves, or the public are candidates for euthanasia. Animals that are suffering mentally, emotionally, or physically may be candidates for euthanasia.

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