18 Animals Seized In Jacumba‏

SAN DIEGO–County Animal Services seized more than a dozen neglected animals from a property in Jacumba Thursday. Animal Control Officers found a dead four-month-old baby horse, and a number of emaciated animals. In all, three horses, one Shetland pony, 10 goats and four pigs were impounded and are currently receiving care at the County’s animal […]

Pet Of The Week: Cake Pop

ENCINITAS–“Cake Pop” is pet of the week at Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. She’s a 3 year-old, 7 pound, Torbie cat. (That’s a Tortoiseshell / Tabby mix.) The care providers in the cattery say that she’s very affectionate and she can be a little bit sensitive. She recently had a litter of kittens. They […]

Microchip Reunites Lost Dog And Owner

SAN DIEGO—The Perez family received a shock after learning that their beloved lost pet Chihuahua, Papi was alive and well-and living in San Diego. County Animal Services found Paola Perez’s dog and called her Saturday to deliver the good news. The dog was located at the county’s animal care facility in San Diego. Parez, a […]

Chief MacKinnon Appointed To National Law Enforcement Council On Animal Protection

SAN DIEGO–Stephen MacKinnon, Chief of Humane Law Enforcement for San Diego Humane Society, has joined the newly formed National Law Enforcement Council of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The council brings together outstanding current and former law enforcement officers and prosecutors from across the country to assist the organization in its efforts […]

Humane Society Receives Donation From Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation

SAN DIEGO–San Diego Humane Society received $60,000 in grants from the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation to benefit homeless animals in San Diego County. Humane Society officials say $20,000 will go to the Escondido Campus for equipment and supplies to create a kitten nursery, $20,000 will support the foster program, and the remaining $20,000 will be […]

Dog Believed To Be Dead Reunites With Family

ENCINITAS–A 3 year-old German Shepherd that was believed to have been killed two years agowent home on Wednesday thanks to a microchip that she’s had since she was a puppy. “Cheiska” was reunited with the family that thought she had died after being hit by a car. The reunion was held at Rancho Coastal Humane […]

Lions Tigers And Bears Founder Honored By Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

ALPINE–The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) honored Bobbi Brink, founder and director of the non-profit exotic animal sanctuary, Lions Tigers and Bears, with the 2015 Carole Noon Award for Sanctuary Excellence. Brink was singled out as the recipient for her widespread work dedicated to supporting the welfare of displaced exotic big cats and bears […]

Pet Of The Week: Briana

ENCINITAS–“Briana” is the Pet of the Week at Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. Briana is a friendly and active 2 year-old, 29 pound, Airedale Terrier mix. She loves people and other dogs. She was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society from another shelter through the FOCAS program. The $145 adoption fee for Briana includes […]

Healthy Or Treatable Animals No Longer Euthanized

SAN DIEGO–Beginning July 1, the San Diego Animal Welfare Coalition (SDAWC) says no healthy or treatable animal entering any coalition shelter in San Diego County will be euthanized. Organizers say it’s the first time in the county’s history that no treatable animal will be in danger of being unnecessarily euthanized – making San Diego one of the pet-safest communities […]

Alpine Bear Celebrates Independence Day Birthday

ALPINE–Animal sanctuary Lions Tigers and Bears will celebrate the birthday of their very first ursine resident, Liberty Bear. To celebrate the occasion, Bobbi Brink, founder and director of Lions Tigers and Bears, is sending invites to the community to visit the sanctuary, and to become a ‘member for a day.’ The celebration will take place […]