The mission of the San Diego Herpetological Society is
- - to educate the public in the appreciation and proper care of reptiles and amphibians;
- - to promote the study and conservation of herpetofauna;
- - to facilitate the protection, and if necessary the rescue, of any animal at risk;
- - to assist, cooperate, and maintain communication with other organizations
and individuals that share our goals.
Our Commitment to Rescue
San Diego Herpetological Society is committed to providing rescue services for unwanted reptiles and amphibians. These services are offered by a dedicated team of VOLUNTEERS who are members in good standing of SDHS. These individuals take on the responsibility of animal care, rehabilitation and adoption services. We do not receive funds from government or other institutions in offering these services and are totally dependent upon your donations to provide this service. We do not have a group facility - animals are housed in our private homes. Because of these constraints, we are not able to take in every animal. Iguanas of all sizes pose a particular challenge both due to experience in caring for these animals and space constraints. If we are unable to accept your relinquishment we will work with individuals needing to re-home animals in a cooperative effort. Please contact our adoption director at: ADOPTIONS@SDHerpSociety.org if you are in need assistance in placing your animal. Note: We do ask that when relinquishing an animal you include all caging and supplies along with a monetary donation to help cover the expenses of veterinary examination and ongoing care.