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Black Friday Specials

Make this season even more special for pets with 15% off accessories, popular high-quality food, yummy treats and toys containing black (excluding clearance items and Frontline Plus for cats and dogs) at the Shelter Shop. If you're looking to give the gift of a forever home, take $15 off adoption fees for any pet with black markings. Offers only valid on Friday, November 28.

Thanksgiving Hours of Operation

The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26 and remain closed on Thanksgiving Day. The shelter will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 28.

If you have an emergency involving an animal, please call 626.792.7151. PHS officers are available 24/7 for emergency response.

Happy Thanksgiving from the staff and animals at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA!

Shelter Pets for Vets

PASADENA, Calif. (November 11, 2014) -- In honor of military veterans and active service members, Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is offering a new adoption program called, "Shelter Pets for Vets." Beginning on Veterans Day, the ongoing adoption program will seek to help service men and women who are looking to adopt a pet connect with the right four-legged friend.

The "Shelter Pets for Vets" program provides free adoption and vaccination services for veterans and military personnel.

"We're proud to support the brave men and women of our armed forces in this small way,” says Steven McNall, Vietnam veteran and president and CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. “Our hope is that, through this program, we can give back to these individuals and show our appreciation for their sacrifice."

For more information, contact adoptions@pasadenahumane.org or visit the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at 361 South Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105. View all animals available for adoption at www.pasadenahumane.org/adopt.

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.

Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Senior pets can be wonderful additions to a family. Most pets at age five are hardly over the hill and deserve loving homes. In honor of Adopt a Senior Pet Month, here are 10 reasons to adopt a senior animal companion:

  1. Their personality is already developed so what you see is what you get.
  2. They won’t grow any larger.
  3. They are easy going and love to take naps, but can easily enjoy a walk in the park, too.
  4. Most likely they already know basic commands.
  5. Often times they are already housebroken so you don’t have to worry about indoor accidents.
  6. You can teach an old dog new tricks.
  7. Older pets don’t need the constant supervision like younger pets do.
  8. They're thankful for a second, even third, chance to a loving life.
  9. They are sometimes overlooked by shelter visitors and can be harder to place into homes.
  10. All pets five years old and older have waived adoption fees for the entire month of November!

Adopted pets still receive their first set of vaccinations, a microchip and spay/neuter surgery. Standard screenings still apply. Visit www.pasadenahumane.org/adopt for more information on our adoption process and to view all of our pets looking for homes.

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 10/31/14 2:56 P.M.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.

Yappy Hour at El Portal Restaurant on 11/12

Join the Pasadena Animal League on Wednesday, November 12 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., for Yappy Hour at El Portal Restaurant located at 695 E. Green Street Pasadena, CA 91101. Enjoy delicious drinks and food while helping the animals at the Pasadena Humane Society. El Portal will donate 15% of the entire evening's proceeds to the shelter. Parking available on surrounding streets or in paid lot behind restaurant (entrance off Green).

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.

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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 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!

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.

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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