This announcement was just made by the San Diego Humane Society in their volunteer newsletter.
"Today, the San Diego Animal Welfare Coalition* (SDAWC) is proud to announce, as of July 1, no healthy or treatable animal entering any coalition shelter in San Diego County will be euthanized!
This is the first time in our county's history that no treatable animal will be in danger of being unnecessarily euthanized - making San Diego one of the pet-safest communities in the nation.
Together, the SDAWC, which is comprised of seven local animal sheltering organizations, has achieved "Getting to Zero," a movement to eliminate the need for unnecessary euthanasia of homeless pets. While the San Diego Humane Society hasn't had to euthanize a healthy/treatable animal in many years, other shelters haven't been as fortunate. These seven organizations, which make up 11 animal shelters, have entered into a pact that commits to working together to transfer homeless pets between organizations and find solutions for each individual animal. This means that as of July 1, all healthy and treatable animals in San Diego will find homes. "
This is without a doubt an incredible accomplishment. I am so excited we made it to zero!