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Birch Aquarium At Scripps Institution Of Oceanography Is Now Open!

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Rancho Bernardo Pumpkin Farm

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 Rancho Bernardo Pumpkin Farm

Bonita Pumpkin Farm

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 Bonita Pumpkin Farm

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Mountain Lion Cub Responding To Treatment At Wildlife Center In Ramona

Oct. 8
By City News Service

An orphaned mountain lion cub was rescued in critical condition back in September is now in stable condition at San Diego Humane Society's Project Wildlife rehabilitation center.

A dog available for adoption looks on at potent...

SD Lawmaker's Bill To End Retail Pet Sales In California On Governor's Desk

Aug. 31
By City News Service

Assembly Bill 2152 would end the retail sales of dogs, cats and rabbits throughout California while still allowing retail establishments the flexibility to partner with rescues or shelters for adoption events.

An 11-kitten litter is pictured at the San Dieg...

Animal Welfare Coalition Prepares For ''Clear the Shelters'' Event In August

Aug. 1
By City News Service

The San Diego Animal Welfare Coalition today will join a nationwide effort to "Clear the Shelters" Saturday for the duration of August.

A healthy riparian brush rabbit in an undated p...

Deadly Rabbit Virus RHDV2 Detected In San Diego County

July 8
By City News Service

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHDV2) is not related to the novel coronavirus and does not affect humans or domestic animals other than rabbits.

A veterinarian performing a checkup on a young ...

Roaming Mountain Lion Caught In Downtown San Francisco

June 19
By Associated Press

A young mountain lion that was spotted looking at his reflection in the glass of an office tower in downtown San Francisco was safely captured Thursday. Animal control officials say the animal will be released into the wild.

The Blue Sky Ecological Reserve page is shown o...

4-Year-Old Recovering From Minor Injuries After Mountain Lion Attack

June 15
By KPBS News

A 4-year-old child is recovering from minor injuries following an attack by a mountain lion at the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve in Poway.

A bag of cat food from the San Diego Human Soci...

Humane Society Responds To COVID-19 Shortages With Pet Food Distribution

March 24
By John Carroll

The Humane Society is distributing 70,000 pounds of pet food and supplies across the county.

PETA Co-Founder Explores Latest Discoveries About Animals In New Book

March 3
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

Ingrid Newkirk is the co-author of the new book, "Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries About Animals And Revolutionary New Ways To Show Them Compassion."

Hannah Shaw is shown with her book 'Tiny but Mi...

Meet San Diego's 'Kitten Lady'

Nov. 25, 2019
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

Hannah Shaw is a kitten rescuer whose mission is to teach others how to rescue vulnerable kittens and nurse them to health.

The San Diego Humane Society Emergency Response...

Humane Society Reminds Pet Owners To Avoid Exercising Pets During Hot Weather

Aug. 20, 2019
By City News Service

The San Diego Humane Society reminded residents Tuesday to avoid bringing pets on hikes during periods of hot weather to protect them from heatstroke.

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club's season kicks of...

Del Mar's Horse Racing Season Begins In The Shadow Of Santa Anita Deaths

July 17, 2019
By Matt Hoffman

The summer racing season kicks off Wednesday in Del Mar after 30 horses died earlier this year at Los Angeles' Santa Anita Park track.

A pair of lions are pictured at the Lions Tiger...

Alpine Animal Rescue Raising Awareness About Big Cats

June 11, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

Lions Tigers & Bears big cat animal rescue takes in exotic animals unsuited for zoo conservation programs, and they’re calling for public awareness and support about exotic big cats.

A sign warning parkgoers of mountain lion activ...

Wildlife Officers: DNA Analysis Shows Slain Mountain Lion Attacked Boy

May 31, 2019
By Matt Hoffman

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said Friday forensic scientists confirmed a mountain lion killed by officers was the animal that attacked a boy at the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve.

A dog available for adoption looks on at potent...

San Diego Humane Society Praises 'Puppy Mills' Ban

Jan. 3, 2019
By Ebone Monet and Anica Colbert

San Diego Humane Society said the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act takes "puppy mills completely out of the picture."

Giant panda Gao Gao is pictured in this undated...

San Diego Zoo Bids Farewell To Giant Panda Gao Gao

Oct. 30, 2018
By City News Service

The San Diego Zoo said goodbye Tuesday to a giant panda named Gao Gao, sending him back to his homeland as part of a research loan agreement with China.

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