North County Humane Society and SPCA and San Diego Humane Society and SPCA Announce Plans to Merge
The merged organization will pool resources to increase life-saving programs and strengthen the human-animal bond
Oceanside — The board and management leadership of North County Humane Society and SPCA (“NCHS”) and San Diego Humane Society and SPCA (“SDHS”) announced today that they have reached an agreement to merge and are now completing the steps required to accomplish this merger before the end of 2009.
Following a successful due diligence process, NCHS will merge with SDHS, and the combined organization will be called the “San Diego Humane Society and SPCA.” NCHS’s North County facility on San Luis Rey Road in Oceanside will operate under the name “San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, North Campus.”
Both not-for-profit organizations share a common mission of serving animals and the community. Accordingly, the merger is prompted by the desire of both NCHS and SDHS to combine the talents of their respective staff, board members, volunteers, donors, facilities in central San Diego and Oceanside, and members of their communities to work together for the welfare of animals and people in the San Diego region and to strengthen the human-animal bond. “This merger will bring additional resources to advance animal welfare services provided by the two organizations” said Julie Banks, NCHS Executive Director Julie Banks.
Other benefits of the merger include:
- More treatable animals’ lives will be saved in our respective communities as a result of the merger.
- The merger will bring additional resources to bear on animal welfare services provided by the two organizations.
- Increased services for individual pet owners when they are faced with the challenges and difficulties of separating from a beloved pet.
- Create a more compassionate community by bringing forward and enhancing lifesaving education programs for both children and adults.
- Work together to ensure that both owner-relinquished animals and stray animals receive the same standard of veterinary medical care as owned pets in our community.
Dr. Mark Goldstein, DVM, CAWA, and President of SDHS, will serve as President of the new SDHS organization, and the SDHS senior management team will oversee the staff and operations of the new organization. Julie Bank, Executive Director of the current NCHS, will become part of the new SDHS following the merger. In addition, two members who now serve on the NCHS Board of Directors will be appointed to the Board of Trustees of the new SDHS organization. “Together, we can do more. Our shared missions of serving animals and the community have brought us together for the good of the animals and people in our community in our work to strengthen the human-animal bond,” said SDHS President, Dr. Mark Goldstein.
For more information about SDHS, please visit our website at www.sdhumane.org. For more information about NCHS, please visit www.nchumane.org.
For more information about these changes, please contact Jake Shakhman at the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA at (619) 299-7012 ext 2315 (office), (619) 708-9675 (mobile) or email@example.com or Elkie Wills at the North County Humane Society at (760)757-4357 ext 1211 (office), (760) 420-6705 (mobile) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA
Serving San Diego County since 1880, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA provides vital services to animals and people alike through sheltering and adopting animals, providing positive reinforcement behavior training for adoptable animals and for owned animals through public training classes, investigating animal cruelty and neglect, providing adult and youth education programs, sharing animals through pet-assisted therapy and rescuing animals in emergency situations.
A private nonprofit organization that receives no public or government funding, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA is supported solely by contributions, grants, bequests, investments, proceeds from the Humane Society’s retail store, Muttique, and some fees for service.
About the North County Humane Society and SPCA
NCHS is a non-profit organization that provides support and compassionate care for the well-being of animals and people. NCHS is a full service animal welfare organization that provides proceeds sheltering, animal services and education to the animals and community in the North County.
NCHS is located at 2905 San Luis Rey Road in Oceanside. The phone number is 760.757.4357. The shelter is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and closed on major holidays. Visit us online at www.nchumane.org.