Pet Emergencies

Plan now so your pets are protected in the face of danger. Natural and man-made disasters happen unexpectedly, often leaving people and their pets scrambling for safety. Think you won’t be affected? Maybe think again. Our very own shelter experienced …

Cecil the Lion

By now, there can be no one on earth who hasn’t heard about the tragedy of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe. That tragedy hurt more than Cecil – news reports indicate it’s hurt and offended most of humanity. The fact that some humans regard animals as …

Gifting a pet for Christmas?

It’s a holiday scene as iconic as Santa Claus himself – a puppy or kitten donning a big red bow on Christmas morning.

Korean Dog Rescue

Thursday, September 17, 2015 Today, 29 dogs destined for slaughter as part of the Korean dog meat trade found refuge with San Diego Humane Society. The Special Response Team from San Diego Humane Society transported the 29 dogs from San …

PAWS San Diego is a safe haven for pets at Stand Down

Thousands of homeless veterans are now on track to improving their health and living situations through services they received at Stand Down San Diego. This life-changing event has taken place annually for the past 28 years, each time helping to …

A 100-Year History of Compassion for Animals

Often times, the smallest acts of compassion are catalysts for momentous change. Case in point: in 1915, a group of concerned citizens in Escondido began meeting every week to discuss animal welfare in their community. It was impossible for them …

The Uniqueness of the Feral Cat Conundrum

Marcy was different. Unlike domesticated cats, she wasn’t used to being within the confines of a house. Nor was she familiar with human interaction. So when she was found as a stray and brought into a local shelter, her emotional …