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Two Santa Barbara Co. animal welfare organizations to merge

Posted at 12:47 PM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 22:04:36-04

The Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society (SYVHS) and Dog Adoption & Welfare Group (DAWG) are merging.

SYVHS made the announcement Wednesday, saying in a press release that combining the two organizations "will have a greater reach and more resources to help even more animals throughout Santa Barbara County."

DAWG is located on property in Goleta that is leased from the County of Santa Barbara. The current lease ends in March of 2020 and at that time, DAWG will move into the Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society's campus in Buellton.

SYVHS says the new organization will serve all of Santa Barbara County and continue to remain active in southern Santa Barbara County.