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Bo Derek To Receive Helen Woodward Animal Center Award

Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (July. 13, 2018) – Next Thursday, July 19, 2018, Helen Woodward Animal Center will present Bo Derek with the 2018 “Humane Award.” The prestigious annual award will be presented in front of an invitation-only group of high-level donors at the private home of a dedicated...
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Five Alarm Fido: Fireman Seeks Lost Dog's Owner

We are all familiar with the incredible heroics performed by our local fireman and the amazing rescue efforts they demonstrate during San Diego fire season. But this morning, a firetruck and three firemen from Rancho Santa Fe Fire Station 3 – Fairbanks – pulled up in front of Helen Woodward Animal...
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Keeping Easter Safe For All The Family (Especially Pets!)

While Easter is a time of celebration and family, your Rancho Coastal Humane Society is reminding animal lovers to keep their pets safe. Easter Lilies ....Cats are more likely to eat them. It can take half a day before a pet gets an upset stomach, starts stumbling, or has seizures. Chocolate .....
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HWAC's 9th Annual Puppy Love 5K Raises Over $72,000

Congratulations to Helen Woodward Animal Center on another successful fundraising event! Last Sunday, Helen Woodward Animal Center’s 9th Annual Puppy Love 5K, presented by Blue Buffalo and with support from Petco Foundation, returned to the EmBARKadero to help raise funds for orphan pets. The...
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5K Paw Walk in the Garden This Saturday, February 17th

An “Easy Rider” will be named at the 6th annual 5K Paw Walk in the Garden on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 8 to 11 AM. Your Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) and the San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) will join paws to raise funds supporting people, plants, and pets. The top individual fund...
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ONE CUTE VIDEO: Baby Kangaroo Practices His First Hops.

CUTENESS OVERLOAD!! Check out the video of a baby kangaroo jumping for the first time! The baby 'roo is Bradley, who was rescued and raised by The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs. The sanctuary says it takes in "quite a few" orphaned joeys like Bradley every year.
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San Diego Humane Society Offering Free Holiday Adoptions

Do you have room in your home for a forever friend? Then, this is a good time to show some holiday love! Through a generous donation, the San Diego Humane Society is offereing free adoptions through December 24th! This truly is the Gift of Love. You can search available pets here . Remember, if you...
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Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade

Season’s grrreetings, San Diegans! Prepare to unleash the holiday cheer through the streets of Downtown San Diego with your furry friends! The 10th Annual San Diego Union-Tribune Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade presented by Blue Buffalo returns on Sunday, December 10, 2017. All pet owners and their...
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Evacuation With Pets: Complete Checklist

With the increased fire danger in San Diego County, NOW is the time to think about what you'll need to do if you're asked to evacuate.
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20 Dogs. 1,847 Miles. A Lifetime From Where They Began

Encinitas, CA – “Controlled Chaos” is one way to describe what happened on Thursday, November 30th at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. That’s when 20 adult dogs first “set paw” on California soil after completing a 1,847 mile journey from St. Francis...
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