$50,000 matching gift to double donations to San Diego Humane’s Vet Medicine –

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July 28, 2021

Posted: Jul 28, 2021

Updated: 4:40 pm

KUSI newsroom

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Thanks to a matching $ 50,000 gift from an anonymous donor, contributions to the San Diego Humane Society’s veterinary medicine program will have twice the impact on homeless pets and wildlife in need by August 15 as it did on Wednesday was announced.

Every year nearly 35,000 pets and 13,000 wildlife are cared for by the San Diego Humane Society. Many require comprehensive medical care that is rarely provided in emergency shelters, such as “Mr. Heather Gray, ”a Siberian Husky puppy found with a dislocated hip in the Tijuana Estuary.

Vets at the Pilar & Chuck Bahde Center for Shelter Medicine performed a femoral head and neck ostectomy to successfully repair the injury so the dog could be adopted and lead a pain-free life, said Dr. Zarah Hedge, Vice President of the Humane Society of Animal Shelter Medicine and Chief Medical Officer.

“It is only thanks to the generous support of the community that the San Diego Humane Society can give its all for every animal and take a leading position in animal shelter medicine,” said Hedge.

“When you donate to our veterinary medicine matching campaign, your gift will have double the effect for homeless pets and wildlife in need,” she said. “I am so proud to be part of a team ready to care for an incredible variety of species with exceptional medical needs.”