SNAP San Diego

Leading the Crusade against Animal Homelessness

The Spay-Neuter Action Project (SNAP) was founded nearly 30 years ago with a mission to help minimize the number of animals euthanized in San Diego. While their first efforts focused on creating a guide for local affordable spay/neuter providers, they have grown substantially. Now, SNAP focuses on preventing pet over-population by providing affordable services and raising awareness in low-income neighborhoods with their mobile surgery buses, or as they refer to them, Neuter Scooters. Thus far, they have been able spay and neuter over 60,000 animals, significantly reducing the number of homeless animals in our community.

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Make it a Date

January - Walk Your Pet Month

Walks are important to your pet’s physical and mental well-being. During Walk Your Pet Month, take this opportunity to ensure you are making the effort to get your pet active outside. It is even encouraged that explore new routines and routes to make walks more enjoyable for both of you.

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Ted's Grooming Emporium and Pet Supply

Friends and customers came out to join in the festivities of the grand opening of Ted's Grooming Emporium and Pet Supply in the University City Marketplace Shopping Center. Guests met Theodore Edward Bear the founder, owner, Pomeranian who likes to be called Ted. The store provides products and services to help pet parents achieve optimal health and longevity for their pet.

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Bow Wow Beer Bash

Guests kicked off the Halloween celebrations with EarthWise Pet Supply in East Village a full-service pet supply, groomer and self-wash destination at the Bow Wow Beer Bash at Mission Brewery to benefit Rescue Express. Rescue Express is an animal transport nonprofit that provides "freedom rides" to animals in high-kill shelters and delivers them to forever homes in the Pacific Northwest.

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DogFest San Diego

Guests grabbed their friends, family and dogs and headed to NTC Park at Liberty Station in San Diego for the 5th annual DogFest San Diego benefiting Canine Companions for Independence. Furry friends and families were invited to join for a day of fun, festivities, graduate speakers, dog demonstrations, music, food and more!

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San Diego House Rabbit Society hosted Bunnyfest in Balboa Park. A fun event featuring arts & crafts vendors, veterinary information booths, bunny services, games, a silent auction, and bunny agility contests, apparel and activities for the bunny lover in all of us.

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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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A Goal You Can Keep

Turning over a New Paw in 2019

With 2019 upon us, people are again looking for new ways to improve themselves and accomplish their goals. One of the easiest resolutions you can cross off your list is helping to save a local pet every month – all you have to do is sign up for a recurring donation with FACE Foundation!

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Caring for Senior Cats

There is no arguing that kittens are adorable, however, senior cats are too, and there are several advantages to adopting one. If you lead a busier lifestyle, they can be a great match for you because they are typically well trained in litter box usage and other crucial habits. Additionally, they often require less attention and energy throughout the day, so they are okay being independent while you work. Since they are fully developed, you can usually get a close read on their personality before adoption to find your perfect companion. They have also probably interacted with other pets before.

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Heat Stroke in Dogs

A favorite pastime for countless dog owners is enjoying the outdoors with their four-legged companion. From having a partner in crime at the grill to jumping through sprinklers to enjoying a day at the beach, the summertime is full of bonding opportunities for you and your dog.


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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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Sun worshipers watch out!

If you have a sunbathing canine or feline at home, you need to read this!

By, Abby Foust, DVM, DACVD.
Veterinary Specialty Hospital.

Dogs and cats can develop skin problems from chronic sun exposure, just like humans! Therefore, when you are putting on sunscreen- don’t forget the pets!

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