Back to School Blues

San Diego Humane Society.

Back to School may be music to a parent’s ears, but it can be a tough adjustment for pets who have become used to long summer days of constant entertainment while the kids are home.

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Paws for Thought

Equine Therapy.

Horses are known for having the astonishing capacity to help heal the lives of adults and children who have suffered traumas. San Diego County offers various equine therapy ranches that are dedicated to helping heal. Whether you are seeking treatment of eating disorders, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, grief, mental health anxiety or something else, many options exist.

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Saved by Project Wildlife!

Boz, the Hooded Oriole.

When a young Hooded Oriole became unable to survive in the wild due to poor nutrition and a heavy parasite load, Project Wildlife, a program of San Diego Humane Society, intervened with the meticulous care needed to rehabilitate this local bird.

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Paws for Thought

Attention San Diego cat lovers!.

San Diego loves its cats and with so many that are looking to find a forever home, there are businesses and local non-profits who are being creative in promoting cat adoptions.

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Volunteering for Abandoned Rabbits

Rabbits are the third most relinquished animals to shelters. They are found abandoned in empty homes, running loose in neighborhoods and left in boxes in front of pet stores. San Diego House Rabbit Society is San Diego County’s largest rabbit rescue group and operates its own shelter in Kearny Mesa.

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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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Korean Dog Rescue

29 dogs destined for slaughter as part of the Korean dog meat trade found refuge with San Diego Humane Society as part of a Humane Society International rescue effort.

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Helping our War Heroes

Veterinary Specialty Hospital (VSH) San Diego is honored to support our 2- and 4-legged service members any way we can. Besides offering active military and service dog discounts, being an ongoing sponsor of the Navy Woof Walk, and providing treats and toys at the international Wounded Warrior games held earlier this year at Camp Pendleton, VSH staff member Kelly had a very special experience while volunteering at the USO of San Diego. Here is her story.

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FACE Foundation’s Closets for a Cause

How Style Saves Lives.

Since 2006, the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) has found creative ways to raise money for animals in need of emergency veterinary care. The non-profit was established to eliminate "economic euthanasia" in San Diego County and has enlisted the help of community members to contribute in unexpected ways. The Closets for a Cause consignment program is one of FACE's longest-running fundraising efforts, turning spring-cleaning into a vehicle for giving back.

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