A homeless animal of any kind will not be rejected by the San Diego Humane Society.
“Since last summer, we’ve seen an influx of dogs, especially adult dogs, and it hasn’t really stopped.
The organization reached a record number of rescued dogs last month. There are 606 animals across four campuses. Now he’s down to the low 500s, which is still too much. That means setting up a temporary kennel in the classroom, which isn’t an ideal situation.
“For every two dogs rescued by the San Diego Human Society, one is adopted,” Thompson said.
She added that the average length of time pets stay here has increased from 24 days last year to 34 days now.
As such, the association is again offering incentives for recruitment. A joint effort with Mayor Todd Gloria to begin Friday will waive adoption fees for the first 100 adult dogs over the age of seven months. Adoption fees go down to just $25 through Sunday.
But if you can’t adopt, there are other options. The San Diego Humane Society relies on donations and any amount of cash is welcome. They also need other types of donations such as dog food and treats, dog toys, towels and blankets.
The association is also more focused than ever on dog adoption and domestication, and is ready to help anyone who wants to help a dog.
“We have all of these resources on our website sdhumane.org/rehome, so we may be able to identify owners instead of taking pets to shelters,” Thompson said. .
Additional resources are available at sdhumane.org. Whatever a human needs to make sure his one of these precious animals gets home and gets the help he needs, nurture, food, veterinary care, and more.