The San Diego Humane Society is hosting an adoption campaign sponsored by San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria this weekend, waving fees for the first 100 pets.
The adoption campaign will take place Dec. 10-11 at the San Diego Humane Society located at 5500 Gaines St. After 100 adoptions of pets 7 months and older are reached, all adult animals will be $25 for the remainder of the weekend.
“Adopting my rescue pup, Diego, brought me so much joy, and I know adopting a new pet can do the same for other families too,” said Mayor Todd Gloria. “I’m proud to host Gloria 100 because San Diegans are giving and loving people, so I’m confident we will be able to find forever homes for so many animals in our shelters.”
According to Dr. Gary Weitzman, President, and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society, there are more than 600 pets available for adoption.
“It has been a tough year for us, with more pets staying longer than ever before, so we are incredibly grateful to Mayor Gloria for his support,” Weitzman said.
National data trends show that 2022 has been a tough year for shelters.
This has led to a population imbalance, with more animals in shelters staying for longer periods, causing increased strain on shelter staff.
Fostering — temporarily opening your home to an animal in need— can help an animal experience a home setting, and alleviate shelters in the area. The San Diego Humane Society offers training, and supplies, for those who choose to open their home.
For more information, visit the https://www.sdhumane.org/