Anonymous donor offers $50K match for SDHS Veterinary Medicine

SAN DIEGO – A matching $ 50,000 gift from an anonymous donor will make contributions to the San Diego Humane Society’s veterinary medicine program make twice as much for homeless pets and wildlife in need by August 15, 2021.

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 – like Mr. Heather Gray, a Siberian Husky puppy found lost 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 Mr. Gray could be adopted and lead a pain-free life.

“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 be a leader in animal shelter medicine,” said VP of Shelter Medicine and Chief Medical Officer Zarah Hedge, DVM. “When you donate to our veterinary matching campaign, your gift will have double the effect for homeless pets and wildlife in need. I am so proud to be part of a team ready to care for an incredible variety of species with exceptional medical needs. “

The San Diego Humane Society is a national leader in the growing field of animal shelter medicine, providing animals with everything from basic exams to state-of-the-art, advanced surgery. Best practices established in the organization’s Pilar & Chuck Bahde Center for Shelter Medicine shape the way animal lives are saved across the country. And through its veterinary internship and residency programs, the San Diego Humane Society is helping develop tomorrow’s shelter veterinarians.

To donate to the San Diego Humane Society’s Veterinary Medicine Match Campaign, visit sdhumane.org/vetmed.

More information on SDHS can be found at sdhumane.org.