Make It A Date - Winter 2016

January: Adopt a Rescued Bird Month.

Happy Adopt A Rescued Bird Month! There are thousands of companion birds that are abandoned each year and are in need of loving and permanent homes. This January we encourage you to consider adopting a bird or volunteering at a local bird rescue and giving of your time.

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Traveling With Pets

Sometimes you need to travel with your pet. Sometimes you want to travel with your pet. Southwest Airlines allows small vaccinated domestic cats and dogs to travel with you in-cabin under the seat in front of you in an appropriate carrier. Animals are not allowed to travel in-cabin on international flights.

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Doggie Street Festival

San Diego's own homegrown Doggie Street Festival was the perfect event for pet lovers to have a great time with their dogs and meet rescue groups to help get dogs and cats adopted. This public service adopt-a-thon and companion animal celebration provides a shopping extravaganza, specialty vendors and partners such as Veterinary Specialty Hospital, SoftSurg, SNAP San Diego, Petco Unleashed and the San Diego Humane Society and more were in attendance.

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San Diego’s FACE Foundation

A Vital Resource for Local Seniors, Human and Animal Alike.

San Diego resident Ruth is a single pet owner like many other seniors. She brought her Lhasa Apso named Kimmi into her life for companionship and the two are inseparable. Last year, Kimmi experienced a medical emergency due to a urinary blockage which required surgery. Unfortunately, Ruth could not afford this unexpected cost on her Social Security income. In desperation, she reached out to the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE), which provided a grant for Kimmi's treatment. Without this financial assistance, Kimmi would have been euthanized.

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Local Wildlife

Local Wildlife.

Hey Kids, even though you may think that San Diego is a big city, there is still lots of wildlife where we live if you keep your eyes open and know where to look!

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Poisonous Plants

These plants can be poisonous for your pets.

Protect your pets from poisonous plants and flowers. If your pet is exposed to any of the plants listed below, remember to seek veterinary assistance immediately.

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