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Pasadena Humane Society Celebrates All Things “Bully” on October 24

By: Pasadena Humane Society

Noah Pit Bull

How are you celebrating National Pit Bull Awareness Day this year? Join us at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA on Saturday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a day of fun and games for you and your Pit Bull or Pit Bull mix.

Activities will include:

  • Adoptions: Thinking of adopting a friend for your pup? We are reducing the adoption fee by $25 for all Pit Bull and Pit Bull mixes.
  • Agility Open House: The behavior and training yard will be transformed into an agility course from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Your pup can try their paw at jumping over hurdles, through rings, and walking over the A-frame.
  • Basic Obedience Training: Our behavior staff will offer a free one-hour basic obedience class at 11 a.m. in the Behavior and Training Room. Sign up for the class on arrival. Class will be limited to 20 dogs.
  • Meet the Trainer: The PHS dog training and behavior team will be on hand throughout the day to answer questions you have about your dog.
  • Photo Booth: A volunteer professional photographer will be on hand to snap pics of you and your dog. The photos will be available on our Facebook page.
  • Seminar: Join us in the Behavior and Training Center at 1 p.m. for the “Responsible Pit Bull Ownership” seminar. Our dog trainers will review common questions and concerns about the breed, as well as the joys of Pit Bull ownership, in this one hour lecture.
  • Shelter Shop: Bring your bully and receive 10% off your purchase in the PHS Shelter Shop.
  • All activities will be held in the PHS Animal Care Campus located at 361 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105. Email with any questions.

    ***To attend, all dogs must be up-to-date on vaccines. All dogs must be on leash and the owner must be in control of their dog at all times.

Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA to Host Spay/Neuter Day for Feral Cats

By: Pasadena Humane Society

Feral Cat Grey Ear-Tipped

PASADENA, Calif. (October 1, 2015) - - On October 15 and 16, the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA (PHS) will hold a no-cost spay and neuter clinic for feral cats residing in the shelter’s nine service cities. This event is being held in honor of National Feral Cat Day, which is October 16.

Feral cats are free-roaming cats that are not socialized to people. They are the same species as pet cats, but often live in outdoor cat colonies with limited human interaction. If left unaltered, these cats produce large numbers of kittens each spring and summer, inundating local animal shelters.

The sterilization process for feral cats is commonly referred to as trap-neuter-return (TNR). Members of the community humanely trap feral cats, have them sterilized at a spay/neuter clinic, and then return the cats to their original location. While under anesthesia feral cats are also vaccinated and ear-tipped (a small part of the cat’s left ear is removed to indicate sterilization).

“Female cats can have as many as three litters a year, and kittens can breed as young as four months old,” says Steve McNall, president/CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. “Most people don’t want to see the cats they’re feeding get pregnant over and over again, so our National Feral Cat Day ‘TNR-a-thon’ will serve as a gentle reminder to caretakers of free-roaming cat colonies to catch and sterilize their cats.”

The PHS low-cost public spay and neuter clinic (SNiP) will dedicate October 15 and 16 exclusively to the spay and neuter of feral cats. The clinic expects to book 20 feral cat surgeries each day. A limited number of TNR appointments are also available weekly, Tuesday through Friday.

TNR appointments at the SNiP Clinic include free spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations (FVRCP and rabies) and ear-tipping for feral cats throughout our service cities only: Arcadia, Bradbury, Glendale, La Caņada Flintridge, Monrovia, Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino and Sierra Madre. Additional services such as FeLV/FIV testing, flea treatment and microchipping are available upon request for an additional cost. A small inventory of humane traps are also available to rent for a deposit of $55, which is fully refunded upon return of the traps.

TNR is by appointment only. To make an appointment, email or call 626.792.7151 ext. 166.

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.

    Watch our videos below for additional tips:


    If you have further questions, call us at 626.792.7151.

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