The Escondido Humane Society was founded in Escondido in 1915. We provide animal care, adoption, education and protection services to north inland San Diego County. Our mission is to promote responsible pet ownership by teaching compassion, respect, and caring treatment for all living creatures. EHS has a long and rich history of involvement with human-animal relationships, caring for more than 5,000 animals a year, and thousands more in the field.
We are an open-door shelter, so we take in any stray companion animal within our jurisdictions regardless of age, breed, medical or behavioral needs, or attractiveness to potential adopters. Our donors, volunteers, foster homes, and staff work together to create a safe, loving haven for animals; because of our dedicated community of animal lovers, we are one of few shelters in California who accepts all stray animals and does not euthanize based on length of stay or lack of space. We are committed to providing a safe haven for homeless pets until they can be placed into permanent, loving homes.
Our shelter depends upon animal lovers like you...every hour donated, every dollar given, and every adoption helps to save a life. Together, we are making a difference ... four paws at time.