Caring For Rabbits

More Than an Easter Toy 

It is important to remember that bunny rabbits are not just for Easter or spring time, you should be prepared to make them a permanent member of your family. While they may seem like good companions for your child, they are not low maintenance and you will need to teach your child how to care for the family’s new pet. 

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Center for Shelter Medicine

The First of its Kind in California

By Gary Weitzman, DVM, MPH, CAWA, president and CEO of San Diego Humane Society

This fall marked a critical milestone for the San Diego region and homeless animals when San Diego Humane Society opened the Pilar & Chuck Bahde Center for Shelter Medicine. Of the 45,000 companion animals entering shelters in San Diego County; nearly 90 percent are now cared for by San Diego Humane Society. Not only is this hospital vital to treat these shelter pets, it also represents the future of shelter medicine.

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FACE’s 7th Invitational

Dog-Friendly Golf Tournament.

On Monday, November 12, 2018, golfers and their furry friends will tee off for the Foundation for Animal Care and Education’s (FACE) annual Golf Tournament benefiting San Diego pets in need of life-saving veterinary care. Held at the beautiful Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach, this unique event allows golfers to bring their dogs on the course to enjoy a day of fun while giving back to the community.

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Pet Laws in San Diego

Since July 1, San Diego Humane Society has been providing animal services in Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, San Diego, Santee and Solana Beach, in addition to the six cities and five Indian reservations we have been serving for years. With more of the county under our umbrella, more people and pets have access to expanded services and the compassionate care we are known for. Our humane law enforcement officers are present in each of these communities, seven days a week. They corral stray dogs, respond to dog bite situations, transport sick or injured wildlife to receive care at Project Wildlife and investigate animal abuse cases. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we receive about pet laws from citizens looking to be the best pet owners possible:

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Southwest Airlines Animal Transport Team

Bringing Veterans & Their Dogs Together.

Southwest Airlines has long been a supporter of many philanthropic endeavors in the community, but often times that endeavor is part of the Southwest Airlines Team! One such program is their Southwest Airlines Animal Transport Team (SWATT) founded by Erica Plowman and Elaine Brown. The group of 900 volunteers, including current employees and retirees, donate their time to help coordinate the process and physically transport pets. While they help rescue pets in a variety of situations make their way to their FURever home, especially those in high kill shelters, they also partner with Freedom Fur for a very special mission.

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Walk for Animals

Walkers and their canine companions had a great time celebrating their love for animals, while raising vital funds for San Diego Humane Society to prevent animal cruelty, care for neonatal kittens, provide specialized veterinary care, rehabilitate native wildlife, keep pets in their homes and out of shelters, respond to natural disasters, and much more.

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Saving Pets and Helping Families


The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) was created to address the tragedy of economic euthanasia – when a pet is euthanized because their owners cannot afford the sudden cost of emergency veterinary care. Marking FACE’s 2,000th life saved is Cleo, a cat who was spared from economic euthanasia earlier this year.

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It’s official!

San Diego Humane Society.

On July 1, 2018 San Diego Humane Society began providing animal services to six more cities: Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, San Diego, Santee and Solana Beach. This is one of the biggest milestones for animal welfare in San Diego. San Diego Humane Society will now be able to offer expanded service hours, advanced veterinary care, behavior modification and intake diversion programs to keep our entire community’s pets with their families and out of the shelters.

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Giving in Action

Known as America’s Finest City, San Diego is all heart and believes in making a difference for animals. Looking for a way to give back? In addition to the many already listed or spotlighted on our pages, we share a list of San Diego pet non-profits who would love your support:

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