San Diego Humane Society

In 2022 the Hind Foundation granted $10,000. to the San Diego Humane Society for Project Wildlife, a program which rescues and rehabilitates more than 200 species annually.

With expert veterinary care and species-specific nutrition and a safe healthy environment, every sick, injured and orphaned wild patient who enters their care has access to the specialized interventions they need and is given every opportunity to recover, with the goal of returning them to their natural habitat to lead a full life.

This includes small birds and mammals, such as songbirds, hummingbirds, seabirds, opossums, skunks, squirrels, raccoons and cottontails, and apex predators, such as raptors, coyotes, bobcats, coyotes, mountain lions and bears – essentially all the wild animals that call San Diego County home. Without Project Wildlife, the survival of more than 13,000 wild animals throughout their region would be in jeopardy annually, threatening the future of countless native species and negatively impacting local ecosystems.

They also provide important conservation-focused education programs that engage thousands of children and adults in lessons that are designed to increase respect for nature, reduce conflicts with local wildlife and educate their local community on what to do when they find injured, orphaned or sick animals. By teaching their community how to be good neighbors to wildlife, and that each animal deserves a chance to thrive in the wild, they are achieving our vision to inspire compassion for generations to come.