SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA announced Tuesday the lease of a 30,000-square-foot facility in Oceanside that has triple the floor space of its current building.
The lease, on a building less than a mile from the existing facility on San Luis Rey Road, takes effect on Jan. 1. The new headquarters, expected to open to the public in the first quarter of next year, is located north of state Route 76, adjacent to Oceanside Municipal Airport.
The San Luis Rey building is 10,000 square feet and can comfortably handle 200 animals, which will significantly increase the amount of animals that can be housed while providing room for people and programs, according to the Humae Society.
"Caring for and adopting animals -- including lost or stray animals -- is only part of who we are," said Dr. Mark Goldstein, president of the San Diego Humane Society.
"Enriching the community by providing services such as humane education, animal cruelty investigations, and a variety of specialized training courses for companion animals and their owners creates a positive environment and a healthy society."
The Humane Society plans to keep the existing building. It also operates two facilities in the city of San Diego.
The San Diego Rescue Mission opened its doors to the homeless community on Saturday for its annual Thanksgiving celebration.
A man died after his body caught fire, police said Saturday. At 11:30 p.m. Friday, police received a call regarding a person on fire in a field near 5200 Pacific Highway in Mission Bay Park, according to the San Diego Police Department.
Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst, local business owners and first responders teamed up for an all-to-real feeling hazard drill on Saturday.
A 5-year-old girl who was abducted from New York by her 32-year-old mother, who does not have custody of the child, was found safe Saturday in San Diego, police said.
Before Saturday, Marine veteran Joshua Ray, his wife and six children had just one vehicle to use for all of their family business, and Ray had to take the train from Oceanside to San Diego every day to get to work.
A sea of pink will travel through San Diego starting Friday for the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day. The 60 mile journey kicks off early Friday morning and ends Sunday evening at the final destination – the celebratory Closing Ceremony.
A man arrested on suspicion of committing a murder in Imperial Beach earlier this week remained jailed Saturday.
Spencer Abbott had two goals and two assists after missing two games and Eric Fehr scored twice in his debut with the San Diego Gulls in an 8-3 victory over the Tucson Roadrunners Friday night.
On Friday, a fourth woman came forward with disturbing allegations of sexual assault by a San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as "Highway to Hell," ''Hell's Bells" and "Back in Black," has died.