Blessing of the Animals
Beginning of October
Churches in the community will hold ceremonies to bless the animals. Check with individual churches for details.
Dine Out for Paws
Tuesday, October 4 Local restaurants will support PAHS by donating a percentage of sales to PAHS. Look for vegetarian and vegan selections in honor of our animal friends. Proceeds benefit PAHS’ spay/neuter and veterinary programs. Some participating restaurant below.
Children’s Day at Mitchell Park Library
Wednesday, October 5, 3:30-5:00pm Palo Alto Mayor Pat Burt will join PAHS and the Palo Alto City Libraries to create a fun and interactive animal-themed program. Children K–5 will enjoy an animal-themed storytelling session, a movie about animals, and a discussion on the importance of kindness to animals in our communities. Free and open to the public.
Monday, October 10, 5:00-9:00pm Mention PAHS when you order from Chipotle Mexican Grill at 1039 A El Monte Avenue, Mountain View, and 50% of your receipt will benefit the animal help programs of the Palo Alto Humane Society. Chipotle features organic food sourced from farms, not factories.
Cat Things Galore! Spay/Neuter Fundraiser!
Saturday, October 15, 11:00am–4:00pm Meet us at Mitchell Park Library to celebrate National Feral Cat Day. Make a contribution to PAHS and choose from an exciting variety of cat-themed items, from whimsical jewelry to decorative items and more! Win a specially designed necklace by Spritely Finch! We’ll answer your questions about cats and their care.
For Lost Pets or Animal Emergencies
Palo Alto Humane Society is not an animal shelter.
Palo Alto Animal Services serves as the shelter and animal control agency for Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills, and can be reached at (650) 496-5971. Their 24-hour hotline is (650) 329-2413.
East Palo Alto residents should contact Peninsula Humane Society at (650) 340-7022
Mountain View residents should contact Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority at (408) 764-0344.
Wildlife issues should be directed to Peninsula Humane Society at (650) 340-7022 or Palo Alto Animal Services at (650-496-5971).
A blog by Carole Hyde, Director
of the Palo Alto Humane Society
Help Save Our Local Honeybees! Bee Swarm Removal (free)
The bees that are removed are not killed. After an established colony is removed (from walls, roofs, trees, etc.), it is adopted out to a beginner beekeeper who is a member of the San Mateo County Bee Guild to or another community resident who will care for that colony.