San Diego Humane Society had a busy 2017. Each day was a labor of love, and from caring for our 10,000th kitten in our Kitten Nursery to assisting with rescue efforts of displaced animals from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we strive to inspire compassion throughout our community and beyond. As we begin a new year, we look back at the highlights of the past and hope you feel inspired too:
10,000th Kitten Gets the Perfect Name – Nova
Nova, which means birth of a star, made his way through San Diego Humane Society’s one-of-a kind Kitten Nursery.
#LilacFire swept through 4,100 acres in San Diego’s North County
San Diego Humane Society provided care and refuge to displaced animals during December’s #LilacFire.
The lifesaving work of San Diego Humane Society’s volunteers is changing lives
More than 5,000 people volunteered their time and talents to provide tender care, a loving touch, companionship and support for animals this year.
San Diego Humane Society pledges to be the stewards of animal welfare in San Diego
From horses to hamsters and everything in between, San Diego Humane Society cared for 30,000 animals this year.
SDHS Humane Law Enforcement pursues felony charges for animal cruelty
Bruce, a victim of abuse and severely emaciated Miniature Pincher, moved all of us with his resiliency and perseverance. He lost his battle, but will live forever in our hearts as a reminder of the very reason our Humane Law Enforcement department exists to protect animals from this cruelty.
Happy homes for 260 animals rescued from hoarding This Year
Some of the #92yorkies showed off how well they’re doing with their new families at our Fur Ball gala in September.
In the name of animal rescue, San Diego Humane Society responds beyond its region
San Diego Humane Society took in more than 200 animals from hurricane-affected areas and sent seven teams to Houston and Naples to help rescue and care for animals displaced by the hurricanes that devastated those areas last fall.
Providing world-class veterinary care is a hallmark of San Diego Humane Society
More than 18,500 animals received medical treatment from our veterinary team last year.
Providing exceptional care through veterinary medicine, food, shelter and love
Animal welfare is sometimes messy business, but worth every smudged little face.
San Diego Humane Society’s specialty training program helps prevent the heartbreak of return
466 animals received the behavior support they needed at our Behavior Center.
Teaching your old dog, well, you know
Our professional trainers taught 144 training classes last year to help people and their pets live harmoniously with positive reinforcement techniques.
PAWS San Diego: Keeping family and pets together
3,520 low income pet families were able to stay together thanks to the support of our PAWS San Diego program.
Beyond San Diego’s borders
This year, our Special Response Team travelled to Houston, Naples, Los Angeles, Ohio, Georgia, Santa Barbara and New York to aid in emergency rescue and care for animals.
Project Wildlife: the first line of defense to save injured, orphaned wild animals
Project Wildlife cared for more than 13,000 injured or orphaned wild animals this year.