“All animals matter, and we’ve always considered our partnership with Project Wildlife vital to providing care to all animals in need, not just those who are our home companions,” said Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of San Diego Humane Society. “We’ve worked together for many years to transport injured animals and connect citizens with crucial wildlife services, so integrating our teams was a natural step.”
Earlier this year, Project Wildlife asked San Diego Humane Society to consider bringing their operations into the Humane Society fold to ensure the continuity of saving the most vulnerable animals in San Diego: injured wildlife. The organization had struggled to secure consistent funding for their lifesaving programs. In the busy baby animal season, Project Wildlife can take in up to 300 injured or sick animals each week and, as the only local emergency trauma center for injured wildlife, they must always keep their doors open to these animals.
By combining resources and expertise, Project Wildlife will continue as a program of San Diego Humane Society to provide emergency and rehabilitative care for injured animals that have no other options.
For wildlife emergencies, or queries regarding orphaned, injured or ill wild animals, call (619) 225-WILD (9453). Additional information about Project Wildlife or San Diego Humane Society can be found by visiting HYPERLINK “http://www.projectwildlife.org/”projectwildlife.org or HYPERLINK “http://www.sdhumane.org/”sdhumane.org.