Keeping Animals Out of Harm’s Way

Just a few weeks ago, our Humane Officers responded to a call in the early hours of the morning; a horse was loose in Escondido. Around 4 a.m., Sergeant Monreal drove out to El Norte Parkway in Escondido and located …

CA Bans Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs in Pet Stores

California has always been at the forefront of animal protection, and today we’re celebrating another step forward for our state. California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law legislation that will prevent the sale of commercially raised dogs, cats and …

Here’s How You Helped Hurricane Victims

We are privileged to have a community that recognizes the importance of responding at a moment’s notice to disasters, like flooding and hurricanes. This video is a look at the difference your support made. We deployed seven teams of staff, …

Hurricane Heroes: SDHS Rescue Teams

After three weeks of responding to hurricanes, I’m happy to tell you our first-responder teams are now headed home to San Diego. As our friend, you most likely already know we had our Special Response Teams and Animal Rescue Reserve …

In the Name of Animal Rescue

Before sunrise on Aug. 29, three vehicles, a technical rescue trailer and a seven-person special response team rolled out of the parking lot of our San Diego Campus. Their destination: the greater Houston, Texas, area. Their mission: Help rescue and …

Dog Bite Prevention Through Education

A dog’s bark may be worse than his bite, but none of us want to test that theory. Whether or not you have dogs in your home, there’s a grave importance in teaching children how to appropriately meet and interact …

Animal Rescue Reserve: 46 Years of Saving Lives

From fires to floods, we’re no strangers to disaster in San Diego. Even though our region is a paradise, the risk of an emergency is always present. Which means it’s critical to be prepared to protect our county’s animals no …

World Wildlife Day

Today we’re celebrating World Wildlife Day—a day to recognize and increase people’s awareness of the splendor of the world’s wild animals. This important day could not fall at a more appropriate time as we prepare for the arrival of baby …

#1millionYorkies

Animals. We have no shortage of them. We also have no shortage of love for them. Or concern about their safety and wellbeing. That’s the whole point of working in the animal welfare field. The good part, besides the animals …

Yorkies Available by Application

Announcing Special Adoption Arrangements for Yorkies We’ve had quite the season for emergency rescues. Since last November, we’ve brought in more than 200 rescued dogs from unfortunate hoarding situations. The latest of these are 123 Yorkie mix-breed dogs rescued from …