Special Needs Pets
At San Diego Humane Society, we rescue and rehabilitate all healthy and treatable animals and have since 2002; however, from time to time, an animal enters our care suffering from a chronic illness, challenging behavior or a terminal disease that deems them unhealthy/untreatable.
Although we know there isn’t much we can do to improve their prognosis, we won’t give up on finding them love. We believe there is a family or person out there who will open their heart and home to these extra special pets. Every animal available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society is special and deserves love, but these pets need special people and we hope it’s you! We also 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.
For Individual Adopters: 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 to help lessen the financial expectation for the adopter.
For Rescue Groups: 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, please inquire here.
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