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SAN DIEGO, CA – Thanks to a matching $ 50,000 gift from an anonymous donor, contributions to the San Diego Humane Society’s veterinary medicine program will make twice as much for homeless pets and wildlife in need by August 15 as announced on Wednesday became.
Every year nearly 35,000 pets and 13,000 wildlife are cared for by the San Diego Humane Society. Many require extensive medical care that is rarely done in animal shelters, such as “Mr. Heather Gray,” a Siberian Husky puppy found in the Tijuana Estuary with a dislocated hip.
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 do everything for every animal and be a leader in animal shelter medicine,” said Hedge.
“When you donate to our veterinary medicine matching campaign, your gift will have double the effects for homeless pets and wildlife in need,” she said. “I am so proud to be part of a team ready to serve an incredible variety of species with exceptional medical needs.”