VSH Kicks Off Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive

VSH Kicks Off Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive

Now in its 7th year, Veterinary Specialty Hospital is proud to announce the start of our annual holiday pet food drive to help keep pets and their families together!  During the holiday season many families throughout San Diego have a difficult time feeding their human family members, let alone their furry companions. Working in partnership with the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank, all dog and cat pet food items will be distributed within the community to benefit San Diego families and their four-legged friends.

During these times many will share what little food they have with their pet, and others will be forced to make the decision to surrender their pet to a shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 6.5 million animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year, with 1.5 million of them, euthanized annually. Today, families still find themselves struggling financially and must make the painful decision to give up their beloved pets to shelters, because they cannot afford to feed them or to care for them.

Donations can be dropped off in the lobby of the North County or San Diego Veterinary Specialty Hospital. For those who prefer online shopping or might be too busy to make a trip to one of the drop-off sites, please have food shipped directly to one of our hospitals (most pet food stores will ship for free!). Note: no glass, raw or homemade items, please.

Several of our referring partners are also participating in the pet food drive, with collection barrels located at their hospitals as well.  Participants include: Academy Animal Hospital, All Creatures Hospital, All Pets Animal Hospital, The Drake Center for Veterinary Care, Governor Animal Clinic, Kensington Veterinary Hospital, Pearson Animal Hospital, Poway Animal Hospital and The North County Credit Union.

Donations will be collected from December 1 through January 4, 2019. Please donate today!