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Holden's Huskies, Gatto's Gatos and Chau's Chows a Howling Success!

Assemblymembers Holden Gatto Chau and shelter dog Bobby (2).

PASADENA, Calif. (July 9, 2014) - - The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA saw 132 people in its adoption offices for the first ever Pet Adoption Day in partnership with Assemblymen Chris Holden, Mike Gatto and Ed Chau. Twenty-nine cats, 14 dogs, one parakeet, one lovebird and one chicken found new homes at the free adoption event held at the shelter on Tuesday, July 8.

Each Assemblymember spoke about the importance of finding loving homes for all animals and the services provided at the Pasadena Humane Society. They were each given an animal to showcase for the day; Holden was partnered with a Siberian Husky mix, Gatto with a kitten from the PHS Foster Program and Chau with a Chow mix.

“On an average Tuesday we may have 30 sign-ins, and maybe 4-5 dogs and 5-6 cats adopted,” says Kevin McManus, adoption supervisor at the shelter. “We are extremely happy about the turn out and that so many animals found homes.”

This adoption event will be held annually due to its great success, but the Pasadena Humane Society still has animals that need homes. To view animals available for adoption visit www.pasadenahumane.org/adopt Adoption hours are Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.4 p.m. The Pasadena Humane Society is located at 361 South Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105.

Watch event coverage from KTLA's Gayle Anderson.

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. The agency provides essential animal welfare and control services for the cities of Arcadia, Bradbury, Glendale, La Caņada Flintridge, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena. For more information, visit www.pasadenahumane.org.

Assemblymembers Join Pasadena Humane Society to Launch Free Pet Adoption Event

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PASADENA, Calif. (July 2, 2014) - - The Pasadena Humane Society is teaming up with Assemblymembers Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), and Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) to host the biggest free pet adoption event of the year in the San Gabriel Valley.

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the Pasadena Humane Society will open its doors for a community adoption event to find loving homes for cats, dogs, rabbits, and birds.

Pet Adoption Day is the collaborative effort of the three Assembly Districts, which cover much of the San Gabriel Valley, and the Pasadena Humane Society, which contracts animal care services to Arcadia, Bradbury, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre, and South Pasadena.

The event is open to any person looking for the perfect furry or feathered friend and is not limited to those living within the Pasadena Humane Society’s service area or Assemblymembers’ district boundaries.

View all of our pets available for adoption here.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA
361 S. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Parking is available on site

Fourth of July Pet Safety

PASADENA, Calif. (June 26, 2014) - - July 5 is the busiest day for animal shelters everywhere. Pets scared by the loud noises of the Fourth of July fireworks run away from their homes. Humane officers and concerned citizens bring many cats and dogs that are confused and exhausted to safety at the shelter. PHS recommends the following tips:

  • Do not take your pets with you to watch fireworks.
  • Keep pets inside during Fourth of July celebrations. Keeping them confined at home will help them to feel safe. Playing a radio may help diffuse the loud noise of fireworks.
  • Be certain that pet’s ID tags are current. Update pet’s microchip information if necessary. A visible form of identification is the best way to ensure that pets can be returned home.
  • If a pet may become extremely agitated or stressed, consult a veterinarian and discuss the possibility of sedatives or overnight boarding. Pet owners can call an animal behavior specialist to work with pets, but do this well in advance.
  • If your pet runs away, search the kennels of the shelter closest to you. Many shelters post photos of the animals that come into their facility on their website. PHS' website, www.pasadenahumane.org, is updated hourly so that lost animals may be quickly reunited with their lost owners. Post signs and visit nearby shelters for at least the next month. Animals can run a long way when they are badly frightened.
  • If your cat is lost, it may stay in hiding for several days or weeks, so leave plenty of food and fresh water outside your door. (Pick it up at night so you don't attract unwanted wild animals.) Post signs and check your local and neighboring shelters in person and on line; your description of your pet may fit several animals in the shelter.

PHS will have extra animal control officers on duty the evening of July 4 and will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 5 to help reunite lost pets with their families. The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is located at 361 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena 91105.

PAL's Dog Days of Summer on 7/26

Celebrated songwriter and performer Mac Davis(writer of Elvis Presley’s "In the Ghetto," "Memories," and "A Little Less Conversation") will headline the Pasadena Animal League's (PAL) Dog Days of Summer fundraiser for the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA on Saturday, July 26. The gala, held at a private club in Pasadena, begins with cocktails and a silent auction followed by an al fresco dinner and then an intimate concert by the musician. The evening’s emcee will be beloved radio and television personality Wink Martindale.

Tickets are available through www.dogdaysofsummer.org or directly from the Pasadena Animal League. Tickets to the Dog Days of Summer are available now. Seating is limited. General admission is $250 per ticket.

The Pasadena Animal League, the sole auxiliary of PHS, welcomes new members to join in our fundraising efforts to raise money for the animals. For more information on the Dog Days of Summer and/or to join PAL, contact Lynne Nicholson, PAL president, at lynne.usdc@yahoo.com.

June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month

Cats make wonderful companions and can live long, happy lives in the right home. During June only, the adoption fee for all adult cats (one year old and older) is cut in half — $35! In addition, all cats adopted in June will receive a free nail trim! PHS also offers many other ways to help cats find homes including:

  • Lucky 13 Black Cat Adoptions: All black cats and cats with black markings are $13 on the thirteenth of every month. The next event will be Friday, June 13th!
  • 2 for $50: Get double the love by adopting two adult cats for $50.
  • Long term residents: Any cat that has been at the shelter for more than one month is $35.
  • Seniors for Seniors program: The adoption fee is waived for cats 5 years old and older for adopters 60 years old and older. The $20 mandatory microchip still applies.

The adoption fee includes the spay or neuter surgery, the first set of vaccinations and microchip. Standard application screenings apply.

Whether you want a young, spry kitty or a mellow, older cat our adoptions counselors will help you find your "purr-fect" match. View all of our cats available for adoption. Celebrate Adopt a Shelter Cat Month by visiting the shelter and giving the gift of a forever home.

Pasadena Humane Society to Provide Animal Control in Bradbury

PASADENA, Calif. - - The City of Bradbury approved an animal control contract with the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA (PHS) at Tuesday’s city council meeting. The new contract is effective July 1, 2014.

Services included in the contract include animal rescue, dog barking complaints, cruelty investigations, picking up and transporting stray animals and licenses for pets. Bradbury residents will also have access to affordable spay/neuter and vaccination clinics, too.

"We are happy to partner with the City of Bradbury 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 the animals and pet owners."

Bradbury joins Arcadia, Glendale, La Caņada Flintridge, Monrovia, 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. Shelter 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. The agency provides essential animal welfare and control services for the cities of Arcadia, Bradbury, Glendale, La Caņada Flintridge, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena.

Memorial Day Hours of Operation

The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA (including the Shelter Shop) will be closed Monday, May 26 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. If you have an animal-related emergency, contact us at 626.792.7151; Glendale residents can call 818.240.9100 toll-free.

2013 Annual Report Now Online

Our Annual Report is now digital! Visit http://annualreport.pasadenahumane.org to view the 2013 Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA Annual Report today. Downloadable PDF versions of the report and donor list are also available for your convenience.

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May 18-24 is Dog Bite Prevention Week

PASADENA, Calif. - - California has the most dog bite insurance claims in the country totaling 1,919 in 2013 according to the Insurance Information Institute and State Farm Insurance. The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA reminds people that most dog bites are preventable.

"The key to preventing a dog bite is management of your dog’s environment and understanding signals so you can take action before matters escalate," says Carol Ann Heinis, Behavior Supervisor at the Pasadena Humane Society. "Dogs have thresholds of tolerance, just as humans do."

Early warning signals include:

  • Closed mouth
  • Stiff body
  • Wide eyes with the white of the eye visible
  • Raised hackles (the ridge of hair along the dog’s spine and base of its tail)
  • Curled lips exposing canines
  • Growling, which is the best indicator that a dog is uncomfortable

Another important way to prevent bites is by teaching children how to interact with dogs. Always ask a pet owner if it is okay to pet a dog beforehand. Most dogs do not like hugs and kisses, or being petted on the head. Instead, teach children to pet on the chest or on the sides of the chest. Never tease a dog or disturb it while sleeping, eating or guarding an item, such as a toy. If an unfamiliar dog approaches, stand still, be silent and avoid eye contact.

It is a good sign when a dog shows that is it stressed or uncomfortable. It is much better to have a dog who vocalizes its discomfort, than a dog that does not and goes right into a bite. Never punish a dog for demonstrating signs of discomfort. Enrolling a dog in an obedience class or teaching it a few commands can help strengthen the bond between the owner and dog, and, in turn, help prevent bites. For information on dog bite prevention, call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s Behavior Helpline at 626.792.7151 ext. 155. For more information on National Dog Bite Prevention Week, visit https://www.avma.org/Events/pethealth/Pages/Dog-Bite-Prevention-Week.aspx.

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. The agency provides essential animal welfare and control services for the cities of Arcadia, Glendale, La Caņada Flintridge, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena.

Buy Tickets to the San Marino Motor Classic

Tune your engines! The San Marino Motor Classic is gearing up for its fourth annual outing. More than 200 classic and collector cars, and historic motorcycles spanning nearly a century will be available for public view on Sunday, June 8 at Lacy Park located at 1485 Virginia Road, San Marino 91108. Gates open at 9 a.m.

This year’s show features more than 20 classes of cars. Expect to see the Stanley Steamer and the Wells Fargo Stagecoach there too. The PHS Mobile Unit will be there too with shelter dogs looking for homes.

Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the gate. A portion of the proceeds from the event will support the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.pasadenahumane.org/smmc or call 626.792.7151 ext. 167.

About the San Marino Motor Classic

The San Marino Motor Classic features a broad array of motorcars that span more than a century. You can expect to see a wide variety of Brass Era cars, Depression Era classics and Post-War luxury and sports cars. Proceeds raised from the event will benefit the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, and other charities.

Be Kind to Animals Week May 4-10

May 4-10 is National Be Kind to Animals Week. This week-long observance highlights compassion and care for all animals. Here are ways to show kindness to animals:

  • Take your pet for its annual veterinary check up or vaccinations.
  • Spay or neuter your dog, cat or rabbit to help stop the tragedy of pet overpopulation.
  • Learn more about local wildlife and humane ways to coexist.
  • Teach children kind ways to treat animals.
  • Report animal cruelty, abuse or neglect to authorities if you witness or suspect it.
  • Also, adopt a pet from a local shelter and give a homeless animal a second chance to a happy life.

 

The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA treats every week like it’s Be Kind to Animals Week and we want you to celebrate animals with us! Starting Sunday, May 4 we will have a contest on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Google + to see who can come up with the most creative picture or video showing acts of kindness toward animals. Post your picture or video with "#bekindPHS" and you will be automatically be entered to win. Submissions must be received by Monday, May 12. The winner will be chosen on Wednesday, May 14 and will receive a prize bag* filled with goodies for you and your pet. Be kind to animals and PHS will be kind to you!

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The prize bag includes:

  • A coupon for 10% off of your total purchase at the Shelter Shop
  • 2 tickets to Santa Anita Park
  • 2 tickets to the San Marino Motor Classic
  • An Uber card worth $20
  • An L.E.D. SpotLit collar light
  • A PHS food bowl
  • A training clicker
  • Cat and dog food samples
  • A dog bone cookie cutter
  • A reusable PHS canvas bag

Hot Weather Safety Tips & Videos for Pets

The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA recommends the following tips to keep your pets cool in hot weather:

  • Keep your pets hydrated with plenty of cool water.
  • Provide shade, if your pet is outside.
  • If you want to exercise your pet, do so during the early morning or later evening hours.
  • Your dog's pads can burn easily when walking on asphalt, artificial grass, tile, cement or other similar surfaces. Walk them later in the evening or early in the morning when it's cool.
  • You can put sunblock on your dog's nose, ears and belly to prevent sunburn. Ask your veterinarian what brand you should use.
  • For rabbit owners: Place a two-liter frozen bottle of water in your rabbit's hutch. This acts as a natural air-conditioner.
  • For cat owners: Place your cat in a sink or bathtub with a few ice cubes to play with. This way your cat can have fun and stay cool at the same time!
  • For dog owners: Fill a kiddie pool with shallow water and let your dogs play around in it. Make sure to supervise your dogs while they play.
  • Do not leave your pet in the car. If you see an animal left in a car in hot weather, you can report it to us. Call 626.792.7151 and ask to speak with Field Services.
  • Last, but not least, if your pet is exhibiting signs of heat exhaustion (excessive panting, heavily salivating, and/or immobile) take him/her immediately to your veterinarian for assessment.
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    Watch our videos below for additional tips:


     

    If you have further questions, call us at 626.792.7151.

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