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In this Jan. 18, 2021 file photo, a San Diego H...

Bobcat Found Injured And Pregnant Released After San Diego Humane Society Treatment

Jan. 18
By City News Service

An injured, pregnant bobcat that was found last month in Rancho Bernardo and treated by the San Diego Humane Society's Project Wildlife medical staff has been released back into the wild.

A Northern Spotted Owl flies after an elusive m...

Trump Administration Slashes Imperiled Spotted Owls' Habitat

Jan. 14
By Associated Press

The Trump administration has slashed millions of acres of protected habitat for the imperiled northern spotted owl in Oregon, Washington and northern California.

Mini Pigs Alphie and Ozzy graze artificial turf...

The Huge Myth Behind Micro Pigs

Dec. 17, 2020
By Maya Trabulsi

Deceitful marketing leads to a crisis of overfilled pig sanctuaries.

A dog playing with a stuffed animal at the San ...

San Diego Humane Society Staying Strong During Pandemic

Nov. 24, 2020
By John Carroll

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many businesses and nonprofits to struggle, but San Diego's Humane Society is actually thriving during this difficult time.

Wildlife caretakers examine the emaciated mount...

Mountain Lion Cub Responding To Treatment At Wildlife Center In Ramona

Oct. 8, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
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.

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