Humane Society and SPCA will join forces with Project Wildlife
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA is in merger discussions with Project Wildlife to see if combining resources might help the organizations’ mission of assisting injured or ill animals, it was announced Monday.
The San Diego Humane Society has already combined forces in the past two months with the Escondido Humane Society and PAWS San Diego, which served elderly and low-income residents with their pet needs.
The Humane Society said Project Wildlife leaders approached them with the idea earlier this year, and that the two sides are studying the operational and financial implications of a merger.
“We’ve always respected their leadership role and expertise and partnered with Project Wildlife in various ways, including leasing space for their triage center at our Sherman Street location,” said Dr. Gary Weitzman, president of San Diego Humane Society. “Our Humane officers have transported injured animals and connected citizens with crucial wildlife services.”
The Humane Society considers the partnership with Project Wildlife vital to providing care to all animals in need, not just pets, Weitzman said.
He said the Humane Society and Project Wildlife are aiming for a merger before next spring. The spring is the busiest time for Project Wildlife, which would remain in operation as a Humane Society program, because much of its work is caring for orphaned newborns.