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National Pit Bull Awareness Day on 10/25

October 25 is National Pit Bull Awareness Day, a day to raise awareness about the misconceptions and myths surrounding the group of dogs. PHS is reducing the adoption fee for all pitties (and pittie mixes) to $100 this Saturday, October 25 through Sunday, October 26. Adopters will also receive a $25 coupon for training classes. View all of our pitties available for adoption at www.pasadenahumane.org/adopt or stop by the shelter located at 361 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena 91105. Adoption hours this Saturday are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Want to learn more about pit bulls and their history? Visit www.badrap.org for a comprehensive background on these canine companions.

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

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. Playing music may help them stay calm.
  • 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!

$10 Black and Orange Cat Adoptions

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For the month of October, cats and kittens with black or orange markings have a reduced adoption fee of $10. The adoption fee includes the spay/neuter surgery, microchip and first set of vaccinations. Standard adoption screenings still apply. Learn more at www.pasadenahumane.org/adopt.

WIGGLE WAGGLE WALK DRAWS LARGE CROWD, DONATIONS

PASADENA, Calif. (October 1, 2014) - - Animal lovers flocked to Brookside Park in full force to the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s 16th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk, with approximately 3,000 people and 1,500 canines in attendance. Dogs and humans alike enjoyed their one to three-mile walk around the Rose Bowl, as well as the free Pet Expo afterwards. The Wiggle Waggle Walk succeeded in raising over $325,000 for the animals.

Top honors went to the Punk Rock Rovers, a team that raised over $65,000 and Karen Kiefaber who raised $42,000. All donations from the Walk will go to providing food, shelter, and medical care for the near 12,000 animals PHS cares for annually. This year’s event drew supporters and their canine companions from all over Southern California including Lompoc, Yucaipa and Lancaster and even out-of-town attendees from as far as Denver, Colo.

“We’re very proud that so many supporters attended the walk,” says Steven McNall, president/CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. “It was a great success for animals in our community.”

The Wiggle Waggle Walk Pet Expo featured a variety of pet product booths, as well as demonstrations from the Glendale and Pasadena K-9 units. Dogs in attendance had the opportunity to run through an agility course set up by the PHS behavior department. Emmy Award-nominated actress Andrea Evans emceed the event, which included look-a-like and fashion contests. Event sponsors included Wells Fargo, 89.3 KPCC, VCA Animal Hospitals and Boehringer Ingelheim. Donations are still being accepted at www.wigglewagglewalk.org.

Photos from the 16th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk

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 Cañada Flintridge, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena. 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. If an animal is injured, take it immediately to a veterinarian. Please contact your local police department for all other animal-related emergencies.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

UPDATE 9/10/14 5:25 PM: The phone system has been restored. Please report any animal-related emergencies to our regular phone number: 626.792.7151. Thank you for your patience.

Phone system temporarily down

We are experiencing difficulties receiving phone calls. We are working to resolve the issue. If an animal is injured, take it immediately to a veterinarian. Please contact your local police department for all other animal-related emergencies.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

UPDATE 9/4/14: The phone system has been restored. Please report any animal-related emergencies to our regular phone number: 626.792.7151. Thank you for your patience.

Affordable Vaccination Clinic on September 11

On Thursday, September 11, the Pasadena Humane Society will host an affordable vaccination and microchip clinic at Library Park located at 321 South Myrtle Ave., in Monrovia from 6:30 p.m. to 8 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, Bradbury, La Cañada Flintridge, Monrovia, 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 FeLV 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:

 

Rabies $6 Dogs 4 months and older, cats 3 months and older
6-in-1 (DHLPP) $15 Dogs 8 weeks and older
Bordetella $15 Dogs 8 weeks and older
FeLV $15 Cats 8 weeks and older
4-in-1 (FVRCP) $15 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. Arrive early to avoid long lines and crowds. For more information, visit www.pasadenahumane.org/vaccine.

Foster Fair at Unwind Yarn on 8/9

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Unwind Yarn is hosting a Foster Fair on Saturday, August 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet young kittens returning from foster care in search of a new "purr-ever" home. The adoption fee includes the spay/neuter surgery, the first round of vaccinations and a microchip.

Unwind Yarn is located at 818 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505.

About the PHS Foster Program

The PHS Foster Program is a volunteer program that places orphaned kittens and puppies animals in temporary homes until they are ready for adoption. To learn more about the PHS Foster program email foster@phsspca.org.

16th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk on 9/28

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PASADENA, Calif. (July 30, 2014) - - Animal lovers are invited to put their best feet forward at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s 16th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk a community fundraiser for animals at Brookside Park adjacent to the Rose Bowl. Organizers hope to raise $375,000 through the event, which will provide food, shelter and medical care to homeless animals, nearly 12,000 of which are taken in by the PHS every year. The walk will start at 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 28.

Thousands of people and their dogs are expected to take part in the walk. Walkers and their dogs can choose either a one-mile or three-mile route around the outside of the Rose Bowl stadium before enjoying a free Pet Expo at Brookside Park. Participants do not need a dog to join the fun—just a desire to help animals—and they can walk individually or form teams.

“The Wiggle Waggle Walk is a community event for animal lovers,” says Steve McNall, president and CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. “This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We would not be able to provide the level of care to all the animals in our nine-city service area without the community’s support.”

Participants are encouraged to fundraise for the animals by creating personal web pages through the Wiggle Waggle Walk website and asking family, friends and co-workers for donations. Non-walkers, and those unable to attend the event, can also create fundraising web pages through this site. Entrants who raise $50 will receive an official Wiggle Waggle Walk T-shirt. Registration is free.

Check-in starts at 8 a.m. at the entrance to Brookside Park. The walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the Pet Expo will take place immediately after the walk until 1 p.m. The Pet Expo will feature K-9 demonstrations, a variety of pet product booths, food trucks, paw-tapping music and canine contests. Brookside Park is located at 480 North Arroyo Blvd in Pasadena. Sponsors include Wells Fargo, 89.3 KPCC, VCA Animal Hospitals and Boehringer Ingelheim. For more information, visit www.wigglewagglewalk.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 Cañada Flintridge, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena. For more information, visit www.pasadenahumane.org.

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

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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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 and water, 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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    If you have further questions, call us at 626.792.7151.

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Holiday Hours of Operation

Pet Safety During the Holidays

Behavior Specialty Seminars

Pets and Cold Weather

Thanksgiving Shelter Hours

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November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

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Wiggle Waggle Walk Raises More Than $317K

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PHS to start dog licensing for City of Pasadena on July 1

May 19-25 Is National Dog Bite Prevention Week

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Hot Weather Safety Tips & Videos for Pets

Buy Tickets to the San Marino Motor Classic

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Luck of the Irish O'doption Weekend

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Presents that can't be wrapped

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Send Holiday E-Cards That Help Animals

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Thanksgiving Shelter Hours

Pet Safety During the Holidays

"This is Sid" Wins 1st Place at SAWA PSA Awards

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November 8 Public Low Cost Vaccine Clinic Canceled

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