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 used for outsourcing specialized veterinary services and medical supplies for Project Wildlife, a program of San Diego Humane Society.
“We’re so appreciative of our partners who are committed to our mission and the work that we do,” says Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of San Diego Humane Society. “We can do much more together than we can alone, and that’s why we’re sincerely grateful for our longstanding partnership with the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation. Our work would not be possible without a community who cares so deeply for its animals.”
San Diego Humane Society opened the first 24-hour kitten nursery in the country in San Diego, providing orphaned kittens with the care needed to survive until they are old enough to be adopted.
Since opening, the kitten nursery has saved more than 7,000 kittens. The ability to provide care for orphaned, underage kittens at the Escondido Campus creates a lifesaving resource for the community in the North County area. In addition to taking in kittens from the community, the Escondido Campus will also be able to serve as a resource to other local shelters, freeing up space and making it possible for them to focus on saving the lives of other animals.
“Animals are near and dear to all of us at the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation, so we’re proud to be able to contribute to their care through the great work of San Diego Humane Society. They do so much for the people and animals of this community, and we’re happy to be a part of it,” said Doug Dawson, Executive Director of the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation.
San Diego Humane Society also acknowledged all the trustees for their generous donation.