Pets and Cold Weather
The first cold spell of the winter has arrived bringing low temperatures and winds. Here are a few cold-weather tips to keep your pets warm and safe during our winter weather:
- Provide a warm place for pets to sleep.
- Keep your dog’s coat longer in the cooler months or get your pet a sweater for added warmth, especially for shorthair dogs.
- A warm engine can be very appealing to cats. Before you start your day, check under the hood of your car, underneath your car, as well as the wheel arches. Cats may use these spaces to keep warm on cold nights. Honking the horn can also encourage them to move.
- Lock and secure doors, windows and gates during high winds so pets can’t escape.
- Make sure pets are wearing current ID tags and are microchipped.
If you have an animal-related emergency, call Field Services at 626.792.7151 ext. 102. Glendale residents, please call 818.240.9100 toll-free. Stay safe and warm on these chilly nights!
Thanksgiving Shelter Hours
The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27 and remain closed on Thanksgiving Day. The shelter will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 29.
If you have an emergency involving an animal, please call 626.792.7151. Glendale residents, please call 818.240.9100 toll-free. PHS officers are available 24/7 for emergency response.
Happy Thanksgiving from the staff and animals at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA!
Pasadena Humane Society to Provide Animal Control in Monrovia
PASADENA, Calif. (November 6, 2013) - - The City of Monrovia approved an animal
control contract with the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA (PHS) at Tuesday’s city
council meeting. The new contract is effective January 1, 2014.
Services included in the contract include animal rescue, dog barking complaints, cruelty
investigations, picking up and transporting stray animals and dog licenses. Monrovia
residents will also have access to affordable spay/neuter and vaccination clinics, too.
“We are happy to partner with the City of Monrovia to provide the best care possible for
its animals,” says Steve McNall, president/CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society &
SPCA. “We are looking forward to being an invaluable community resource for animals
and pet owners.”
Monrovia joins Arcadia, Glendale, La Caņada Flintridge, Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra
Madre and South Pasadena served by the PHS. The Pasadena Humane Society is
located at 361 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena 91105. Hours of operation are
Tuesdays-Fridays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m. to 5
p.m. and closed on Mondays. For more information, visit www.pasadenahumane.org.
About the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA
The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is an open door, community-funded center, which provides
all animals a place where they receive a safe haven, care and respect. For more information, visit
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November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month
Think an older pet is past its prime? Think again! Most pets at age five (like most humans at age 60!) are hardly over the hill; they’re just finding their stride! In honor of Adopt a Senior Pet Month, here are 10 reasons to adopt older pets:
- Their personality is already developed so what you see is what you get.
- They won’t grow any larger.
- They are easy going and love to take naps, but can easily enjoy a walk in the park, too.
- Most likely they already know basic etiquette and commands.
- Often times they are already housebroken so you don’t have to worry about indoor accidents.
- You can teach an old dog new tricks.
- Older pets don’t need the constant supervision like younger pets do.
- They're thankful for a second, even third, chance to a loving life.
- They are sometimes overlooked by shelter visitors and can be harder to place into homes.
- All cats and dogs five years old and older are $55 for the entire month of November!
As always, the adoption fee includes the spay/neuter surgery, first set of vaccinations, a microchip and a goody bag.
Our ongoing “Senior for Seniors” program still applies for adopters 60 years old and older. The adoption fee is waived and all that is required is the $20 microchip fee. To learn more about our adoption process, visit www.pasadenahumane.org/adopt!
Affordable Vaccination Clinic on November 7
On Thursday, November 7, the Pasadena Humane Society will host an affordable vaccination and microchip clinic at the shelter from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Veterinarians from PHS will be on hand to administer rabies shots and other vaccines to both cats and dogs. Dog licenses for Arcadia, La Cañada Flintridge, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena and San Marino will be available for purchase as well. You can have your dog or cat microchipped during the clinic for a charge of $20, which includes registration.
All dogs four months of age and older are required by state, county and city ordinances to be vaccinated against rabies. The rabies vaccine provides three years of protection for dogs 12 months and older, one year protection for dogs four to 11 months and for cats from 3 months of age. Also available are DHLPP and bordetella (kennel cough) vaccines for dogs and FVRCP vaccines for cats; these may be given to pets eight weeks and older and provide protection for one year. Protection of pets against diseases other than rabies is not required by law, but is recommended for the well being of the animal.
Prices for available vaccines are:
||Dogs 4 months and older, cats 3 months and older
||Dogs 8 weeks and older
||Dogs 8 weeks and older
||Cats 8 weeks and older
This is a public vaccination clinic open to anyone seeking affordable vaccinations for their cats or dogs. Cash, credit cards and checks will be accepted as payment for vaccinations, microchips and dog licenses. All dogs should be on leash, and cats should be in carriers. Staff is also able to handle aggressive animals too. Arrive early to avoid long lines and crowds! Parking is available for 90 minutes free in the Del Mar Metro Station located at 230 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105.For more information, please call the Pasadena Humane Society at 626.792.7151 ext 132.
Halloween Pet Safety
Candy, costumes and frights are all things we’re accustomed to for Halloween; however, they can be scary and dangerous for pets. The constant noise, unexpected screams, dangling decorations and everything else that goes bump-in-the-night can scare even the most well-adjusted pet. Here are some tips to ensure that this Halloween is filled with plenty of treats and no tricks this year:
- Walk your dog before the trick-or-treaters start their visits.
- Keep your pet safe in the back room during peak trick-or-treating hours, or during parties, as the costumed visitors and loud noises can frighten them.
- Make sure your pet is microchipped and has visible, up-to-date ID tags on his or her collar.
- Keep candy out of your pet’s reach. Candy with some an artificial sweeteners can be harmful to pets. All forms of chocolate can be toxic to cats and dogs. If your pet does ingest candy, contact your veterinarian immediately.
- Keep candlelit jack-o-lanterns out of reach of your curious pet. Use flameless candles instead. Always secure electrical cords out of reach, too.
- Keep trick-or-treating a people only activity. Dogs may become difficult to handle during the noise of the festivities.
- If your pet wears a costume, remove dangling pieces that may be a hazard to them. If your pet does not like its costume, then do not force it on him or her.
Black cats may be targeted by persons lured by Halloween myths; however, all animals are vulnerable to malicious pranks. If you see anything suspicious or dangerous regarding animals, please call the Pasadena Humane Society at 626.792.7151 (Glendale residents can call toll-free 818.240.9100), your local police or animal control department.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!
Yappy Hour at El Cholo Cafe
Join the Pasadena Animal League for another Yappy Hour on Tuesday, October 8 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at El Cholo Cafe! Enjoy delicious drinks and food while helping the animals at the Pasadena Humane Society. El Cholo Cafe will donate 15% of the entire day's proceeds to the shelter. El Cholo Cafe is located at 260 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91101 on the upper level of the Paseo Colorado shopping center. Parking is available in the Paseo Colorado parking structure. Dogs (on leash) are welcome on the patio! Click here for the flyer.
The Pasadena Animal League of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA (PAL) is an auxiliary of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. PAL's purpose is to aid in the fundraising efforts of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA by holding charitable events that benefit the shelter's programs. PAL operates under the not-for-profit status of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA and in accordance with its values and mission. PAL provides a unique volunteer opportunity for its caring, dedicated members who share a love for the animals and a desire to support the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA and help to promote its important goals.
Wiggle Waggle Walk Raises More Than $317K for Animals
PASADENA, Calif. (October 3, 2013) - - Animal lovers came out in full force on Sunday’s 15th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk — a community fundraiser and dog walk for the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. More than $317,000 was raised with approximately 2,000 people and their canine companions in attendance.
Top honors went to Wil and Anne Wheaton for raising $43,012.02 and The Punk Rock Rovers as Top Team, raising more than $61,618.02. After the walk, attendees enjoyed the signature Pet Expo featuring the Glendale and Pasadena K-9 Units, Sarah Clifford with canine celebrities Brigitte and Kuma from Animal Savvy, fun dog contests, dozens of pet product booths and food served up from Deano’s Deli, Tortas 2 Die 4, Crepe ‘n Around and more.
“We had an incredible turnout,” says Steve McNall, president and CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. “The community rallied together to help the animals. We thank all the walkers, donors, sponsors and volunteers who made it a great day for the animals.”
Even though dogs (and a pig) did the walking, the money raised from the Wiggle Waggle Walk will provide food, shelter and medical care to homeless animals, nearly 12,000 of which are taken in by PHS every year. Later this year, PHS will open its new Animal Care Center, which will house a new spay/neuter clinic, dog daycare, a behavior training center, the Shelter Shop along with underground parking. This year’s sponsors include Wells Fargo, JoAnn Turovsky, VCA Animal Hospitals, Community Bank, Boehringer-Ingelheim and Merrill Lynch. For more information, visit www.pasadenahumane.org.
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About the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA
The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is an open door, community-funded center, which provides all animals a place where they receive a safe haven, care and respect. For more information, visit www.pasadenahumane.org.
Phone system temporarily down
We are experiencing difficulties receiving phone calls. We are working to resolve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have an animal-related emergency, contact your local police department and they will contact us.
10/3 Update: The phone system has been restored. Thank you for your patience.
Philosophy for Building the Animal Care Center
The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is taking animal welfare to a new level!
Our expanded facilities are nearing completion and PHS wants to remind everyone why we have undertaken this commitment to a more humane community.
Philosophy for Building the Animal Care Center
- The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is an open door facility with animal control contracts with 7 area cities. We accept all animals, regardless of age, health, temperament, or breed.
- Pet overpopulation is a tragedy that requires a multi faceted approach. PHS decided to build the Animal Care Center so we can concentrate on expanded programs to help keep animals out of this shelter and other shelters.
- Our affordable spay/neuter clinic open to everyone is an immediate and effective tool in preventing overpopulation.
- Affordable vaccination programs for owned animals will mean that more cats and dogs will be protected from infectious disease and the animals of the community at large will be healthier.
- An expanded behavior program that includes classes and day care for public animals is another efficient and effective way to keep pets in their homes and out of a shelter.
- We are investing in a humane future for animals through an expansion of our current Educational Outreach to students of all ages.
- The Animal Care Center is easily accessible with underground parking available so all who want to adopt, license, spay/neuter or use the center will be able to do so.
- Our sheltered animals are well cared for in clean, sanitized housing. Dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and even our alligator are treated compassionately and humanely. PHS has enrichment programs in place for dogs, cats and rabbits that will be expanded when the Animal Care Center opens.
Learn more about the new Animal Care Center here
Lucky 13 Black Cat Adoptions 9/13-9/15
Become the luckiest person in the world Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 15 at our Lucky 13 Black Cat Adoption event. All black cats, and cats with black markings, are $13! The adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, first set of vaccinations, a microchip and a complimentary health and wellness exam from participating VCA Animal Hospitals. Adoption hours are Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.