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San Diego Humane Society

Homeless Support Guide

See: Homeless Support Organizations

FREE PET FOOD

San Diego Humane Society distributes pet food and supplies to homeless pet families at the following times/locations each month:

San Diego Campus
5500 Gaines St.
San Diego, CA 92110
9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday

Escondido Campus
3500 Burnet Drive
Escondido, CA 92027
760-888-2275
9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday

Oceanside Campus
572 Airport Road
Oceanside, CA 92058
760-757-4357
9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday

FREE AND LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER SERVICES

Animal Welfare Foundation
619-702-4400
Grants for spay/neuter services.

Pet Assistance Foundation of San Diego
Referrals for low cost spay/neuter near you; financial assistance for qualifying low-income pet owners.
855-738-7349
petassistancefoundation.org

FREE AND LOW-COST VACCINATIONS

St. Vincent de Paul Village
1501 Imperial Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
619-233-8500
Free vaccination clinic on the third Sunday of every month

San Diego Humane Society
• $12 for rabies
• $12 for distemper combo (DHPP for dogs and FVRCP for cats)
• $15 for microchips

San Diego Campus
5500 Gaines St.
San Diego, CA 92110

Escondido Campus
3500 Burnet Drive
Escondido, CA 92027

Oceanside Campus
572 Airport Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058

LICENSING

San Diego Humane Society
license@sdhumane.org
San Diego: 619-767-2675
Oceanside: 619-299-7012, ext. 2000
Escondido: 619-299-7012, ext. 2739
More information

DISCOUNT EXAMS

Banfield Pet Hospital
501 First Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
619-234-0394 (hospital number 5043)
Free first exam for new clients

VCA Peninsula Animal Hospital
3767 Voltaire St.
San Diego, CA 92107
619-330-7542
$25 first exam for new clients.

Banfield Pet Hospital
Free first exam for new clients.
3420 Marron Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92056
760-720-1746

VCA Acacia Animal Hospital and Pet Resort
$25 first exam for new clients.
655 W. Citracado Pkwy.
Escondido, CA 92025
760-745-8115

Surfside Animal Hospital
Offers discounts for military and seniors.
3876 Mission Ave.
Oceanside, CA 92058
760-439-5500

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

San Diego Humane Society
sdhumane.org
Financial grants for non-basic veterinary care. Grants typically do not exceed $150 and applicant must be experiencing financial hardship.

FACE Foundation
858-450-3223
www.face4pets.org
Funding for one-time emergency, life-saving vet care. Require a diagnosis and treatment plan with an excellent prognosis.

Pets of the Homeless
775-841-7463
info@petsofthehomeless.org
National organization that provides pet food and basic vet care for homeless pet families.

Helping Paws Foundation
helpingpawssandiego.com
Veterinary care assistance for active, retired and disabled military members.

Free Behavior and Training Support
San Diego Humane Society

619-299-7012, ext. 2244
Call for behavior and training advice from a staff trainer.

Human Service Partners

San Diego Humane Society also regularly provides pet food and supplies for the following homeless service providers:

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