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Nine Rhodesian Ridgeback/hound-mix puppies and ...

San Diego Humane Society Needs Puppy Names For Rescued Litter

April 8
By City News Service

The San Diego Humane Society is asking for the public's help Thursday in naming nine adorable Rhodesian Ridgeback/hound-mix puppies and their mother, who were rescued by humane officers last month.

A mother dog and her newborn puppies rest at th...

Dog, Puppies Rescued in San Diego, Owner Sought

March 26
By City News Service

A mother dog and her newborn puppies were rescued from underneath a van in San Diego Thursday and authorities placed the dog on a stray hold in an attempt to locate a possible owner.

A female barn own sits atop a person's gloved a...

Rehabilitated Barn Owl Is Back In Wild

March 25
By Jacob Aere

A barn owl was released back into the wild Wednesday night at Coronado’s Spreckels Park. It was rehabilitated by the San Diego Humane Society.

Vaquita porpoises swim in the Gulf of Californi...

Death Of Mexican Fisherman Could Lead To End Of Protections For Endangered Porpoise

March 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

An altercation between conservationists and fishermen in a marine refuge for the vaquita porpoise resulted in the death of a Mexican fisherman. Now, lawmakers are considering ending protections for the critically endangered porpoise.

A gorilla at the San Diego Zoo is shown in this...

San Diego Zoo Apes Receive Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine

March 4
By City News Service

Nine apes at the San Diego Zoo were the first non- human primates to receive a version of the COVID-19 vaccine designed for animals, zoo officials announced Thursday.

An orphaned bobcat is released back into the wi...

Bobcat Kitten Released Into Wild Near Borrego Springs After 3 Months Of Care

March 3
By City News Service

A young bobcat that spent more than three months at the San Diego Humane Society's Ramona Wildlife Center was returned to the wild Wednesday — World Wildlife Day.

A dog rescued from Texas at Helen Woodward Anim...

Dogs Arrive in California After Record-Breaking Texas Storm

Feb. 24
By City News Service

Twenty-seven dogs from the Lone Star state arrived at Helen Woodward Animal Center Wednesday, seeking warmer weather and a second chance at a forever home.

Sapphire, a 200 pound loggerhead turtle, swims ...

Chula Vista Wildlife Refuge Builds Custom Wetsuit To Help Sea Turtle Regain Its Buoyancy

Feb. 23
By John Carroll

A 200-pound loggerhead turtle at the Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista was having problems with her buoyancy. One of the center's animal care specialists had the answer. A custom wetsuit.

Two rhinos greet each other in this undated photo.

What Can We Learn About Community From Animals?

Feb. 18
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Academic, author and photographer Caitlin O’ Connell is out with a new book that explores this. It’s called “Wild Rituals: 10 Lessons Animals Can Teach Us About Connection, Community, and Ourselves.”

A gorilla at the San Diego Zoo is shown in this...

Gorillas Back In Action At San Diego Zoo Safari Park After Bout With COVID-19

Feb. 15
By City News Service

San Diego Zoo Safari Park visitors can once again see the eight gorillas who live there, now that they have fully recovered from a bout with COVID-19, officials said.

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.

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