2019-22 Strategic Plan
San Diego Humane Society enters our new strategic plan in an era of incredible growth and change: In fiscal year 2018-2019, we doubled the number of animals we take in annually and expanded our services and programs to meet the needs of our community. Our latest strategic plan, which was the result of more than a year’s work and planning, will guide our efforts as we keep San Diego at zero euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals and create a better world for animals everywhere.
What follows represents our vision and commitment to work collaboratively with our local and national partners to accomplish our ambitious goals. The development of this plan has reinforced our belief in the collective strength of our employees, volunteers, donors, public officials and partners, and will serve as a road map to guide our strategic initiatives for the next three years. Over the lifetime of this plan, we will save the lives of tens of thousands of animals, serve as the safety net for animals and people in San Diego, and develop innovative programs that will shape the future of animal welfare on a national level.
A few highlights include:
- Developing a high-quality/high-volume spay and neuter clinic to address the root cause of pet homelessness — especially the thousands of kittens who enter our system each year.
- Building our emergency/disaster response capabilities in order to increase our ability to respond to crises in San Diego, California and across the country.
- Addressing the veterinary needs of pet owners who are unable to afford medical care for their pets.
- Expanding our presence in East County and South Bay, making our services more accessible so we can better serve our community.
The inspiring trajectory of this plan offers a glimpse into the potential that lies ahead. I invite you to review it and share in our excitement about what the future holds for animals and the people we serve.