Veterinarian - San Diego
1540 Morena Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92110



By Heather Beeson of Morena Pet Hospital
August 16, 2013
Category: Pet events
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While every day is ‘help an animal’ day here at Morena Pet Hospital, August 17th commemorates International Homeless Animals’ Day! This day was first conceived by the International Society for Animal Rights (ISARs) in 1992 for the purpose of shedding light on the issue of pet overpopulation and the need for worldwide spay & neuter programs.  This year marks the 22nd annual International Homeless Animals’ Day, in which more than 20 US states and 17 foreign locations will band together to promote this worthy cause (

How We Help:

We here at Morena Pet Hospital fully support this day and its mission & encourage all pet lovers out there to join us in celebrating this event. Spay or neuter is one of the primary solutions to avoid the pet overpopulation epidemic and one way we help to give back to our community is by being a part of the County of San Diego’s Reduced Spay/Neuter Referral program, offering low cost spays/neuters and also low cost vaccinations:

We regularly work with local animal shelters, rescues, and pet organizations throughout San Diego community in order to ensure the proper health of our local community pets and to promote responsible adoptions!  Some of the events you may have seen us at in the past include: The San Diego Humane Society’s Walk For Animals, Doggie Street Festival Adoption Event, Petco 5k9 Del Mar Walk/Run, Petco Sports Arena Adoption Fair, Humane Society’s Winter Wonderland Adoption Event, the Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade, and Balboa Barks.

How You Can Help:

If you are interested in helping homeless animals, here are some ways:

  • Spay and neuter your pets.
  • Volunteer your time or donate food, items, and/or money to local animal shelters or rescue group. Even the smallest items or funds can help, especially given the number of homeless pets (E.g. Second Chance Pet Rescue lines their cages with newspapers and were asking individuals/businesses to donate any unwanted newspaper clippings).
  • Consider adopting or fostering a pet from your shelter or rescue group. 
  • If you find a lost pet or see an injured animal on the street, contact your local animal shelter or animal control.
  • If you are active on social media sites (E.g. Facebook, Twitter) share posts about pet adoption events & those pets looking for their forever homes.

Please mark your calendars now and be part of this special day for homeless animals everywhere.  However you choose to spend International Homeless Animals Day, whether it is by giving your own pets a special snuggle, donating time or supplies, or simply spreading the word about International Homeless Animals’ Day, we are sure you will make a difference in the lives of the pets you see!


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ISAR's International Homeless Animals' Day Bonds Communities Worldwide Against Pet Overpopulation. PRWEB: Online Visibility of Vocus 2013.

Saturday is International Homeless Animals Day. Newtown Patch. 2013.