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Save lives this holiday season

This holiday season, the greatest gift you can give animals in need is a second chance.

San Diego Humane Society is calling on the community to help give comfort and joy to shelter pets awaiting loving homes as the organization faces unprecedented challenges. 

With record high numbers of animals in care, shelter pets experience increased stress and susceptibility to infectious diseases, leading to a critical need for support.

Here’s how you can give hope and change lives this December and beyond:

1. Adopt: If you’ve been thinking about adding a new companion to your family, now’s the time! 

Adopting a shelter pet is an incredible way to add magic to this holiday season and create memories that will last a lifetime. 

Plus, you’ll make the future merry and bright for you, your new pet and the next animal who will benefit from the space you’ve created in the shelter. 

Browse adoptable pets at

2. Foster: With capacity at an all-time high, temporarily opening your home to a shelter animal can make a life-changing difference.

Not only does this act of kindness create more space in the shelter, but it also provides pets with the opportunity to decompress, reducing stress and minimizing risk of illness. 

Be a hero to pets in need this holiday season by opening your home and heart to the joy of fostering. 

3. Volunteer: The holidays inspire many of us to give back to the causes that are near and dear to our hearts. 

If animal welfare is important to you, San Diego Humane Society invites you to donate your time at one of its five campuses. Opportunities range from helping care for animals in the shelter to becoming a community ambassador with your own pet! 

4. Donate: San Diego Humane Society takes in more than 40,000 companion and wild animals every year, provides a wide variety of support services to help pet families in need, and keeps animals and people safe in 13 cities throughout San Diego County.

But these initiatives are only possible with the community’s help. When you make a gift to support this lifesaving work, you are giving hope to animals and the people who love them. 

Even better, your donation before Dec. 31 will go twice as far thanks to a generous $500,000 match from the Resource Partners Foundation. 

Donate today at

Your support this holiday season means the world for the thousands of animals and pet families that rely on San Diego Humane Society every year. 

To learn more and get involved, visit 

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