The Adoption Institute of San Diego, Inc. and San Diego Humane Society are partnering to help rescue and adopt pets from the shelters that are no longer accepting them.
They are also providing a one-year free pet license for people to use at any San Diego pet shop or rescue group.
The Adoption institute of San Francisco, Inc., San Diego’s largest non-profit animal welfare organization, said in a news release that the initiative is aimed at helping rescue and rescue groups meet the demand of pet adoptions.
The San Diego group, which is not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States, is working with the Animal Rescue and Control Association, the Humane Care Society of San Juan Capistrano, and the San Diego Animal Care and Control Department to provide a license to individuals to use to pet shops and rescue group offices, said the news release.
The group will provide a list of shelters that will be participating in the initiative, which will be announced later this year.
Adoption advocates said they hope the initiative will help the San Diegans who need a rescue dog to come forward.
“It’s really good to see that people are willing to take time to go to the shelter and have their dog,” said Teresa Viegas, the president of the San Francisco Animal Care Alliance.
“It’s important to us to show people that we care and we have their back.
The sooner people get involved, the sooner we can rescue and save more pets.”
Viegas said she is hopeful that the program will help those who may not have an animal at the time of the crisis.
She said she hopes the initiative has a positive impact on pet adoptional efforts.
“We are going to see more of them come into shelters,” she said.
“I’m really hopeful that it will help.”