Dear PAWS San Diego Family,
It is with great pride that I announce the next big milestone for our organization. After 21 years of supporting needy pet families in our community, we have grown our wings and are ready to fly.
Our mission to provide pet services and support to low-income pet families who are seniors, chronically ill and disabled remains stronger than ever. Our in-home delivery program of pet food and services is hugely successful and still growing. The Pantry program that we launched last year is thriving and has already outgrown the space we have. We are ready to meet the needs of more veterans, the homeless and those in temporary economic crisis. We have plans to set up new programs, including one for victims of domestic violence.
With a common goal to keep every pet with their family, our merger with the San Diego Humane Society was inevitable. We quickly realized that our missions were aligned and that we could do so much more together.
On September 1, 2014, PAWS San Diego will officially merge with the San Diego Humane Society. We plan to unite our teams and resources to expand safety net programs to help more pet owners keep their pets. Under the leadership of Dr. Gary Weitzman, President & CEO of the San Diego Humane Society, we are looking forward to growing our programs here in San Diego and beyond.
The PAWS San Diego staff are an integral part of the merger and will continue in their respective roles. Our programs and services will also continue as normal and volunteers will be unaffected. Contributions designated to the PAWS program will be directed to help the pet families we serve.
Thank you for your continued support as we make a bigger difference, helping more people keep their pets. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
With much gratitude and best wishes,