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More Than Dogs and Cats

The Peninsula Humane Society is not only home to cats and dogs, but also cares for sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife.

This headline is a line we use quite often when describing our work. Most folks think of a humane society as a place where people look for a lost dog or cat, or visit with hopes of adopting one.

And, many animal shelters, SPCAs and humane societies across the county have a mission that focuses on those two services.

My organization, the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, reunites people with lost pets and operates what we think is the Bay Area’s most magnificent adoption center.

But, our work includes much more. For starters, we are one of just a handful of humane societies in the entire country that also cares for and devotes significant resources to sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife.

All this work is funded entirely by donations. At any given time, we care for up to 200 wild animals and may see 5,000 for an entire year!

The role is simple: assess and treat their issue, then release them back into their natural habitat.

This week’s interesting patient was a barn owl. More to come soon on his (or her?) story…

Karin Meiswinkel January 28, 2013 at 08:41 PM
"resources for orphaned native wildlife, huh?" Guess that didn't apply for any assistance to the 2 starving whopping 12-14 lb Mt. Lion cubs that were shot to death immediately by CDFG....hope that bill passes and things are different in the future.
Tommy Tee January 28, 2013 at 09:23 PM
They didn't have a chance, thanks to Fish and Game!
Me January 28, 2013 at 11:08 PM
Ummmm, what does California Department of Fish and Game have to do with the Peninsula Human Society? Just trying to cause trouble by spouting off non sequitur statements?
Dawn Hoover January 28, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Fish and Game are responsible for shooting the lion cubs. PHS was never involved.
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