Special Needs Pets
We rescue and rehabilitate all healthy and treatable animals. When an animal in our care is suffering from a chronic illness, challenging behavior or even a terminal disease (and therefore deemed unhealthy or untreatable), we will still do everything we can to find a rescue group, family or person willing to take on their special needs. We recognize that the animals on this page will need special care and possibly expenses beyond a healthy pet, so we are waiving their adoption fees.
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Join Us! Become a Rescue Partner
We welcome rescue groups to transfer these special needs pets.
Please contact Sarah Thompson, our Director of Rescue and Recovery, at [email protected] to adopt or transfer. As with all our transfers to Rescue Partners, the fee is waived and includes the spay/neuter of the pet, microchip and vaccinations.
If your rescue group is not an official Rescue Partner with San Diego Humane Society, start here to learn more, or apply below.Apply