Dogs From Baja California Ready to Find Homes During #AdoptAShelterDogMonth
Seven dogs transferred to our Oceanside Campus from Loreto in Baja California, Mexico, are hoping to find a home during October, which is known as Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. The dogs were stray, struggling to survive on the streets in Loreto, when they were saved by the private dog rescue Segunda Chansa. They were medically evaluated and placed on a 3-month quarantine in Mexico before being transported by Patrick T. McGorky of Segundo Chansa to our Oceanside Campus on Oct. 5, 2021.
Once the dogs arrived in Oceanside, our team conducted its own medical exams and behavioral evaluations of the dogs. Each dog was also vaccinated and microchipped, before being made available for adoption.
So far, our Oceanside Campus has welcomed 18 dogs from Loreto during the 2020-21 fiscal year. “We are so pleased to be able to help and give these dogs a second chance,” said Sr. Director of Animal Welfare Ayeshah Al-Humaidhi. “They are coming from an area in Baja where there is less rescue activity. For each dog we welcome to San Diego Humane Society, Segunda Chansa can rescue and care for more dogs in Loreto.”
More information about the Baja dogs:
- Timothy (766192), an 8 month-old American Pit Bull Terrier.
- Besos (766194), 6 month-old Shepherd.
- Enriqa (766195), a 1 year-old Shepherd.
- Dulce (766196), a 1 year-old Shepherd.
- Canela (766197), a 3 year-old Shepherd.
- Lisa (766198), a 3 year-old Terrier.
- Dulzura (766199), a 3 year-old Chihuahua.
We started doing work in Baja, with the intent to improve the quality of life for pets south of the border. By partnering with other rescues who do work in Mexico, as well as animal control facilities in Tijuana and Rosarito, San Diego Humane Society is assisting with providing wellness checks, vaccines, flea medication and other pet supplies.
Published: October 7, 2021