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25 Dogs Get Second Chance At Adoption Thanks To San Diego Humane Society

Above: An ASPCA volunteer helps unload two of the 25 dogs from a crowded Los Angeles shelter taken to the San Diego Human Society for adoption, June 11, 2014.

More than 20 dogs from a crowded animal shelter in Los Angeles came to San Diego on Wednesday to be put up for adoption.

The San Diego Humane Society and the American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have partnered up in a new animal relocation program to help ease crowding in Los Angeles County shelters.

"We are proud to partner with the ASPCA and our colleagues in Los Angeles as we work together to save more lives," San Diego Humane Society President and CEO Gary Weitzman said. "The San Diego Animal Welfare Coalition has been collaborating for years in transporting animals throughout San Diego County so we understand firsthand how impactful transport programs can be for homeless animals."

Spokeswoman Kelli Schry said 25 dogs and puppies made the two-hour trek from Los Angeles for an adoption event Wednesday at the San Diego Humane Society location at 5500 Gaines St.

Each dog will be checked by a veterinarian and adopted out on a first-come, first-served basis. Most of the dogs are available for immediate adoption, Schry said. A few still need to be spayed or neutered and a litter of nine 5-day-old puppies will be eligible for adoption when they're 8 weeks old.

Officials with the local Humane Society said their agency was the first chosen by the ASPCA for the Los Angeles animal relocation program because of the level of commitment their employees have shown in caring for shelter animals.

"We're excited to launch our animal relocation program in Los Angeles with San Diego Humane Society as our first partner, " ASPCA President and CEO Matt Bershadker said. "Relocating pets gives them a critical second chance at survival, and is a vital element in our overall commitment to animals in the area. "

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Avatar for user 'progressivebuthey'

progressivebuthey | June 11, 2014 at 2:19 p.m. ― 2 years, 9 months ago

given sdhu's controversial history of high euthanasia rate despite their pleas for money for adoptions, former president's $250,000 salary and huge endowment and 17 board members resigning over issues --- IT'S ABOUT TIME THEY ARE DOING THEIR JOB!!!!!

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JeanMarc | June 11, 2014 at 2:44 p.m. ― 2 years, 9 months ago

What a waste of money. When there are no more poor, hungry, or homeless people in this country, and our school systems and public pensions are completely funded, then maybe we can waste money on animals.

Also, I don't think using a picture of the most dangerous dog for this story is very smart. I know people think their pit bulls are "the sweetest thing" but the fact remains that if they snap, the result is severe or deadly.

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RandyJanssen | June 12, 2014 at 5:03 a.m. ― 2 years, 9 months ago

This is chump change for the ASPCA. The ASPCA does this type of publicity stunt to get you to donate to the ASPCA and not your local shelters that really takes care of animals. The ASPCA is not your local volunteer animal shelter. The ASPCA is an urban centered vegan obsessed group of animal rights fanatics. It is an over one hundred fifty million dollar corporation that spends almost every dime it gets on obscene salaries and filing lawsuits. It raises money by showing ads of cute dogs and cats, but it spends less then 10% to feed and shelter cats and dogs. Real animal shelters complain that the ASPCA gets the money they need to feed and shelter cats and dogs. The ASPCA spends money on the vegan activist group Mercy and for advertisements to make more money. The ASPCA has been found guilty of racketeering in Florida for paying someone to lie about animal cruelty. The ASPCA says it wants to protect horses, but it supports show jumping, one of the most dangerous things you can do to those animals. THE ASPCA IS AGAINST RODEO AND WESTERN TRADITIONS. The ASPCA IS FOR A VEGETARIAN LIFESTYLE AND AGAINST EATTING MEAT. The ASPCA wants to change our eating habits and standard of living by outlawing farming methods that are used on family farms. The ASPCA is bad for America so don't applaud its lackeys. If you want to support something, think about giving to the child fund, St. Jude, the Wounded Warriors, or you local food bank. If you want to help animals, give money to your local animal shelter. Giving money to the ASPCA is giving money to a bloated bureaucracy that waste it on salaries and litigation. It claims to do good but if you really look at what it does, it only piggybacks on the work of local organizations.

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