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MATCHING GIFTS

You can double or even triple the amount of your personal gift by taking advantage of corporate matching gift programs. This is exciting!

Below is a partial list of major employers who match employee gifts. If you see your employer's name listed, simply ask your Human Resources department for a matching gift form and send it along with your gift to the Palo Alto Humane Society.

If you have any questions or recommendations for additional businesses with matching gift programs, please call the PAHS office at (650) 424-1901 or email us at pahs@paloaltohumane.org.

Companies and Corporations

3 Day Blinds
4Charity Foundation Inc.
A & B Foundation
A D S
Abb Foundation, Inc.
Acc Capital Holdings Corp.
ACE INA Foundation
Acer America Corporation
Ach Food Companies, Inc.
Act Of Giving Foundation
Adage Capital Management, L.P.
Adami, Goldman & Shuffield
Administaff
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Advanta Foundation
Advocate Program, Inc.
Aetna Foundation
AgriBank, FCB
Aicpa
Ajilon Finance, Office & Legal
AK Steel Foundation
Akzo Nobel Inc.
Alecto Industries, Inc.
Alice I. Sullivan Trust
Allegro Microsystems, Inc.
Alliance Capital Management Lp
Alliance One International
Alliant Energy Foundation
Alliant Techsystems
Allianz Global Risks Us Ins Co
Allied Domecq Spirits & Wine
Allstate Giving Campaign
Altevers Associates
Altour International
Altria Group, Inc.
Amb Group
Ambac Assurance Corporation
Amcol International Corp.
Amd (Advanced Micro Devices)
American Assoc. Of Petroleum
American Express Foundation
American International Group
American Ref-Fuel
American Refining Group
American Retail Group, Inc.
American Soc. Of Assoc. Exec.
American Tower
America'S Charities
Amgen Foundation Inc.
AMN Healthcare
Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein
Anderson Merchandisers
Anonymous
Aol Time Warner
AON Corporation
Apex Foundation
Apple Inc.
Applera Corporation
Aranon Corporation
Arbella Mutual Insurance Co
Arch Chemicals, Inc.
Archer Daniels Midland Fnd.
Ares Management II, L.P.
Armstrong Foundation
Armstrong Shaw Associates
Arnold Shapiro Productions Inc
Arrowhead Global Solutions
Art Technology Group
Arthritis and Rheumatism
Artina Group
Artisan Partners
Arvato Services
Ascend Capital, LLC
Ashland, Inc.
Aspect Telecommunications
Assoc. & Soc. Insurance Corp.
Association For Financial
Assurant Group
Assurant Health Foundation Inc
Assured Guaranty Corp.
Automatic Data Processing Inc
AutoZone
Aventis / Fbd Consulting
Avon Products Foundation, Inc.
AXA Foundation
Axcelis
Babson Capital Management LLC
Bae Systems
Ball Corporation
Baltimore Community Foundation
Bank Of America Foundation
Bank Of Canton
Barbara & Haim Dabah Fam Found
Barclays Global Investors
Barnes & Thornburg, Llp
Basic American Foods
Baupost Group Llc
Bay City Capital Foundation
Bayer Corporation
Bayer Foundation
BCS Financial Corporation
Beacon Federal
BearingPoint Charitable Found.
Beaver County Times
Becton Dickinson & Company
Belden Technolgies, Inc.
Bellamy & Sons Construction Co
Bell-Carter Foods, Inc.
Bemis Associates Inc.
Bemis Company Foundation
Benjamin Moore & Co.
Bill & Melinda Gates Fdn.
Black & Decker Corporation
Blessing White
Block and Company
Blockbuster, Inc.
Blount, Inc. / Oregon Cutting
BNP Paribas
Boeing Employees' Credit Union
Boiling Springs Bank
Bollinger Insurance
Books & Booze
Borax
Boston Consulting Group
Bp Foundation, Inc
Bresnan Communications
Bressler, Amery & Ross. P.C.
BRINKS INCORPORATED
Brokers 3 Realtors
Bureau Veritas
Burlington County Times
Burns, White & Hickton
Buron, Inc.
Business Roundtable
Business Wire
Byers' Choice Ltd.
C&T Enterprises, Inc.
C. R. Bard, Inc.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Cal-Bay Mortgage
Calkins Media, Inc.
Callaway Golf Company
Calvert Asset Mgmt. Co., Inc.
Calyon
Cambridge Information Group
Campbell And Company, Inc
Campbell Soup Company
Canyon Partners
Capital Source Finance
Captaris
Carillon Point Account
Carlyle, Inc.
Carus Chemical Company
Carvill America, Inc.
CAST Management Consultants
Cendant Corporation
Ceridian Corporation
Charles River Foundation
Charles Schwab
Charles Stewart Mott Found.
Charter Atlantic Corporation
Charter Mac Capital Solutions
Chemocentryx
Chemonics International Inc.
Cheng Products
Cherokee Bank
Chicago Merc. Exch. Foundation
Chicago Tribune Foundation
China Shipping (North America)
ChoicePoint Inc.
CHP International
Christopher P. Williams, Arch
Chubb Group Of Insurance Co's
CIENA Corporation
Cingular Wireless
Cirillo Bros Inc
Cisco Systems Foundation
Citgo Petroleum Corporation
Citibank/Citicorp
Clark Construction
Clarkston-Potomac Group Inc
Clayton Services, Inc.
Clorox
CNA Foundation
Cna Insurance Company Found.
Coach Matching Gift Program
Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Columia Tech
Commonwealth Telephone Co
Communicator Inc.
Community Foundation Cntrl Il
Computer Associates
COMSYS Information Tech Serv's
Conexant Systems, Inc.
Conferencedirect, Llc
Congressional Quartly, Inc.
Consumer Electronics Assoc.
Consumers Union
Contigroup Companies Fdn
Contractors Bonding and Ins Co
Contractos State Lic. Schools
Converium Reinsurance(N A)Inc.
Cook Inlet Energy Supply Llc
Corning Incorporated
Corporate Consulting Ass Inc.
Corporate Express
Cortiva Education, Inc.
Costas Kondylis and Partners
Countrywide Home Loans, Inc
Covance, Inc.
Craig Technical Consulting
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Cravath, Swain & Moore
CRC Consulting Group, Inc.
Creative Mediaworks
Credit Suisse Asset Management
Cricket Communications
Crown Employee Committee
CRT Capital Group LLC
CXO Media, Inc.
D. B. Technology, Inc.
Dale Carnegie & Assoc., Inc.
Dannon Company
Darling Homes
Datascope Corp
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Dechert Llp
Del Monte Foods
Denso International America
Deutsche Bank Americas Found.
Dewey Ballantine, Llp
DFS Group Limited
Diageo North America
Ditech Communications
Dmx Music
Dominion Foundation
Dow Jones & Company, Inc
Draper Laboratory
Dresdner,Kleinwort Wasserstein
Driehaus Capital Management
Drug Information Association
Dsm
Dst Systems, Inc.
Dun & Bradstreet Corporation
Durr Industires, Inc.
E O G Resources
E*Trade Financial Corporation
E.On North America, Inc.
Eastern Bank Charitable Found.
Eastern Research
Eaton Vance Management
Ebay Foundation
ECG Management Consultants
Edyth Bush Charitable Found.
Eileen Fisher, Inc.
El Paso Corporate Foundation
Electronic Arts
Eli Lilly and Company Found.
Eli Research
Eltman, Eltman & Cooper P.C.
EnCana Oil & Gas
Energy East Foundation
Enodis
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Enterprise Social Invest. Corp
Entrepreneurs Foundation
Envision Emi Llc
Epson America Inc
Equifax
Equifax Foundation
Equistar Chemicals
Ericsson Inc.
Ernst & Young, Llp
Esb Financial Corporation
Essex
Esurance Inc.
Euro RSCG Life
Eurohypo AG
Everest VIT
Everett Co Operative Bank
Exxon Mobil Foundation
F M Global Foundation
FactSet Research Systems Inc.
Fair, Isaac and Company, Inc.
Fairfield County Bank
Family Dental Assoc. Raleigh
Fannie Mae Foundation
Favorite Things Studio
Fein, Such, Kahn & Shephard,
Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell
FGIC
Fhlb Of Boston
Fiduciary Trust Company
Financial Security Assurance
First Data Western Union Found
First Washington Realty, Inc.
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Flanner'S Audio & Visual
Fleet Boston Financial Fnd.
Fleishman Hillard, Inc.
Flextronics Foundation
Fluke Networks
FMC Corporation
Ford Foundation
Ford Motor Company
Forest Laboratories
Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Fort Recovery Industries, Inc
Foundation For A Better Place
Franczek Sullivan P.C.
Freeport Mcmoran Inc.
Fresh, Inc
Friedman & Friedman Agency,Inc
Friedman Billings Ramsey
Fuji Photo Film Usa, Inc.
Future Brands LLC
G.S. Levine Insurance Service
Gallatin Steel Company
Ganek, Wright & Dobkin, P.C.
Gannett Foundation
Gap Foundation
Gardner Denver
Gartner Group
Gaston Memorial Hospital
GBP Risk Solutions
Geico
Genentech, Inc.
General Re Corporation
General Reinsurance Corp.
Genesis Consolidated Services
Genzyme Corporation
Gerling Global Reinsurance
Ginsburg Development LLC
Glaxo Smith Kline
Global Impact
Global Santa Fe
Global Standards, LLC
Globe Well Service, Inc.
Globeleq Inc
GMAC RFC
GMZ Painting Corp.
Goodrich Corporation
Google
Gordian Health Solutions, Inc.
Gordon and Betty Moore Found.
Gores Technology Group
Gorton'S
Grainger
Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo Inc
Graphel Edm Specialists
Graphite Metallizing Corp.
Graphite Sales, Inc.
Great Lakes Financial Resourc
Greater New York Mutual
Great-West Life & Annuity Ins.
Greenwich Capital Foundation
Greg Manning Auctions, Inc.
Guard Insurance Companies
Guideposts
H.R. Ewell, Inc.
Halliburton Energy Services
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hampshire Educational Collab.
Harcourt, Inc.
Harris Bank Foundation
Harris Corporation
Hartmax Charitable Foundation
Harvard University
Health Net Of Northeast
Healthcare Partners Ltd.
Healthnow New York, Inc.
HearUSA
Henry Crown & Co
Henry H. Ottens Mfg.,Inc.
HLW International LLP
Hni Charitable Foundation
Honeywell Hometown Solutions
Honor Foods Inc.
Hospira Empl. Giving Campaign
Houghton Mifflin Company
HSBC - North America
Hsbc Philanthropic Programs
Hughes Supply Foundation, Inc.
Huntingdon Valley Bank
Hylton Hundt Salon
IAC Foundation, INC
IBM Corporation
Iconixx, Houston Inc.
IFF Foundation
Illinois Tool Works Foundation
Imperial Distributors
Independence Investment Llc
Independent Project Analysis I
ING Foundation
Instinet
Insurance Services Office, Inc
Intec Engineering Partnership
Interbrand
Intermediate Unit 1
International Data Group
International Planning Group
Intersil
Intuit Foundation
iStar Financial Inc.
J P Morgan Chase Bank
J P Morgan Chase Foundation
J. K. Group
Jane and Jon Outcalt Found
Jansen Combustion & Boiler
Janus Capital Group
Jefferson Pilot Corporation
Jewelry Television
Jewish Comm Fdn Of Metrowest
Jk Group, Inc.
J-M Manufacturing Comp., Inc.
John A. Hartford Foundation
John E. Fetzer Institute Inc.
John Hancock Financial Service
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson Trust Company
Jones Lang Lasalle
Jostens Foundation
Julius Baer & Co. Ltd
Juniper Networks
Jupiter Realty Corporation
Just Cabinets
Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson
Kagan
Kansas City Psychiatric Group
Kaplan Inc.
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.
Keenan & Associates
Kellogg'S Corporate
Kemp Smith LLP
Ketchum Inc.
Keystone Automotive Industries
Keystone Pacific Property Mngt
Kimberly Clark Corporation
Kimberly-Clark
King & Spalding Llp
Kirkland & Ellis Foundation
Kochis Fitz
Kramer Electronics US, Inc
Kraus-Anderson Companies, Inc.
Kubota Tractor Corporation
Lam Research Corporation
Landor Assoc
Lane Industries Incorporated
Learning Resources
LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae
Lehman Brothers, Inc
Leo Burnett Usa, Inc.
Levi Strauss Foundation
Lewis and Roca LLP
Liberty Title Agency
Lightolier
Litle & Company

Liz Claiborne Foundation
Loews Corporation
Loiederman Soltesz Associates
LoJack Corporation
Lone Pine Foundation, Inc.
Looney & Grossman Llp
Lord Abbett
Los Angeles Times
LPI Media, Inc
Lrn
Lubrizol Corporation
Lucile Packard Foundation
Macarthur Foundation
Mack Technologies
Mackay Shields LLC
Man Group Plc Charitable Trust
Maquoketa State Bank
Marge Carson
Marisco Capital Management
Marketpowermedia, Llp
Martha Stewart Living Omnimed
Mascoma Savings Bank
Mass Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Massachusetts Financial Serv.
Massachusetts Port Authority
Mastercard International
Mattel Children's Foundation
Maurices Incorporated
Maval Manufacturing, Inc.
Maxi-Lift Inc.
MAXIMUS
Maytag Corporation Foundation
Mcclatchy Newspapers
Mcdonald's Corporation
MCJ Foundation
McKinney & Silver, LLC
Mckinsey & Company, Inc.
Mcmaster-Carr Supply Company
MCS Group Inc.
Medarex
Medco Health
Mehron Inc.
Mellon Financial Corporation
Mentore Graphics Foundation
Mercedes-Benz Usa
Merck & Co Inc
Meredith Corporation
Meridian Resources Associates
Merrick Bank Corporation
Merrill Communications, Llc
Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc,
Mervyn's
Metris Companies Foundation
Microsoft Giving Campaign
Midwest United Credit Union
Miller & Chevalier
Minerals Technologies Inc.
Mitsubishi Electric America
Mitsubishi Trust and Banking C
Mitsui & Co (U.S.A.), Inc.
Monsanto Fund
Monterey Fund Inc.
Moore Financial Group, Llc
Morgan Stanley
MTS Systems Corporation
Mutual Of America
Muzi Morors Inc.
Mv Transportation, Inc.
NAI MLG Commercial
NASD
National Football League
National Geographic Society
National Grange Mutual Ins.Co.
National Instruments
National Semiconductor
National Starch & Chem. Found.
Navigators Insurance Co.
Ncci Holdings
Nci Information Systems
Nec Usa, Inc.
NECA Services
Neiman Marcus Group
NETIQ Corporation
Neurology Center
New England Mortgage
New England Typographic
New United Motor Manufacturing
New York Life Insurance Co.
New York Mercantile Exchange
New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange Fdn
Newmont Mining Corporation
Newsweek
Newton Cemetery Corporation
Nike Inc.
Nissan North America
Nokia
Nomura America Foundation
Nordson Corporation
Norfolk Southern Foundation
North Pacific Group, Inc.
Northrop Grumman
Novartis Corporation Novellus Systems
NSTAR Foundation
Nuveen Investments
NuView Systems, Inc.
Occupational Health + Rehab
Odyssey America Reinsurance
OEM Controls, Inc.
Office Mate 5
O'Flix Productions, Inc.
Old Mutual Financial Network
Old Republic International Co.
Omdusa, Inc.
Omgeo, LLC
Omidyar Network Fund, Inc.
Onquest Engineering, Inc.
Open Society Institute
Operating Engineers Local Un 3
Oppenheimer Funds
Oppenheimer Funds, Inc.
Oracle
Orange and Rockland Utilities
Orrstown Bank
Osg Foundation
Osteo Tech, Inc.
P E C Solutions, Inc.
Palmer & Dodge Llp
PanAmSat Corporation
Pantone, Inc.
Parsons Brinckerhoff Group
Partner Reinsurance Co.Of Us
Patagonia
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler
Paymentech
PB Capital Corporation
PCS Administration
PEC Solutions
Penguin Group (Usa)
Peninsula Community Fdn
Pepsico Inc.
Pequot Capital Management, Inc
Pfizer, Inc.
Pharmavite
Phillips-Van Heusen Corp.
Phoenix Foundation
Pholad Family Charities
PIMCO Advisors
Pimco Foundation
Pioneer Hi-Bred Int. Inc.
Piper Jaffray Inc.
Pitney Bowes
PJM Interconnection
Plow & Hearth, Inc.
Pmi Insurance Co.
Polaroid Foundation
Polshek Partnership, Llp Portland General Electric Co.
Potomac Valley Brick & Supply
Power Integrations
Pq Corporation
Preferred Medical Marketing
Prestige Equipment Corporation
Prime Medica Inc.
Progressive Empl Charitable
Promega Bioscience, Inc
Proskauer Rose Llp
Prosoft
Provident Bank
Providian Financial
Prudential Foundation
Pseg
Public Service Enterprise Gr
Purdue Pharma L.P.
Quaker Hill Foundation
Qualcomm, Inc.
Quest Diagnostics
Questar Corporation
Radian
Radstone Technology Corp.
Randa Corporation
Randall Hagner
Random House Inc
RATCLIFF
RBC Capital Markets Corp.
RBC Dain Rauscher
Rdo Equipment Co
Readers Digest Foundation Inc.
Real Estate Associates
Realnetworks Foundation
Redlee/SCS INC.
Reebok International Ltd
Renaissance Technologies Corp.
Restaurants Unlimited, Inc.
Reuters America Inc.
Revenue Production Management
Rexnord Foundation
Richardson Assoc. Electronics
Right Now Technologies
RiverStone Resources, LLC
Rmc Usa, Inc.
Roche Diagnostics
Rochester Regional Jt B Fund
Rockefeller Family Fund
Rockefeller Financial Serv.Inc
Rogers Corporation
Roll International Corporation
Rsc Insurance Brokerage
Russell Sage Foundation
Russell, Frank Company
Safeco
Safeco Insurance Companies
Saint-Gobain Corporation Found
Salesforce.Com Foundation
Sallie Mae United Way Campaign
Sankyo Pharma Inc.
Sanofi-Aventis
Santen Incorporated
SAP Matching Gift Program
Sara Lee Foundation
Sarah, Inc.
Savantage Financial Srvs, Inc.
SBC Employee Giving
Schindler Elevator Corporation
Schwab Fund For Charit. Giving
Scitor Corporation
SDE, Inc.
Sea Coast Realty, Inc.
Security Benefit
Select Equity Group, Inc.
Sempra Energy
Seneca Physical Therapy Inc
Shaklee Corporation/Pr
Shure Inc
Siemens Corporation
Sigma Extruding Corp.
Silicon Graphics
Silicon Laboratories
Simoncomputing, Inc
Simpson Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Skadden,Arps,Slate,Meagher&Flo
SM Consulting
Smbc Global Foundation
SMI Systems & Methods Incorp.
SMMW Consulting Corp.
Sobel & Co Llc
Sony Corporation Of America
Sony Electronics
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Soros Fund Charitable
Source Media / Thomson Media
South Dade New Leader
Spencer Foundation
SPX Corporation Foundation
Ssg Precision Optronics, Inc.
Stanley Works
Star Tribune Foundation
Starbucks Matching Gifts Prgm
State Financial Bank
State Street Corporation
State Street Research & Mgmt.
Statistical Research, Inc.
Stemcor USA, Inc.
Sterling & Sterling
Sterling Mgt, Inc
STMicroelectronics, Inc.
Storz
Streamline Office Solutions
Stuart Foundation
Subaru Of America Foundation
Suhr Risk Services
Sun Communitites, Inc.
Sun Life Financial
Sun Microsystems Inc
Survey Sampling, Inc.
Susquehanna International Grp
Susquehanna Partners, G.P.
Swavelle/Mill Creek Fabrics
Sweetser
Sylvan/Laureate Foundation
Symantec Giving Program
T. Rowe Price Assoc.Found.Inc.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals, N.A.
Tap
Target Software, Inc.
Tauck World Discovery
TCF National Bank, MI
TDK USA Corporation
Techbarn.Com, Inc.
Technology Service Corporation
Tektronix Foundation
Teleflex Foundation
Tellabs
Temple Inland Foundation
Tenet Healthcare Foundation
Tesoro
Tetra Tech, Inc.
Texarkana National Storage
The Aeon Group, Inc.
The AES Corporation
The Anderson Foundation
The Arthur J. Gallagher Found
The B E A Foundation
The Bank Of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
The Capital Group Companies
The Chase Group, LLC
The Children In The Shoe Olney
The Church Of Jesus Christ
The CityBridge Foundation Inc
The Collaborative West, Inc.
The Commonwealth Fund
The Community Bank
The Dress Barn
The Edison Prop. Charitable
The F.B. Heron Foundation
The Ford Family Foundation
The Freddie Mac Foundation
The Fremont Group Foundation
The Gerber Foundation
The Gillette Company
The Glenmede Corporation
The Hartford
The Henry J Kaiser Family
The Henry Luce Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation
The Humana Foundation
The IAC Foundation, Inc.
The Idt Charitable Foundation
The Irving Harris Foundation
The J. Paul Getty Trust
The Jaffe Family Foundation
The Kresge Foundation
The M&T Charitable Foundation
The M/A/R/C Group Inc.
The Macgregor Group
The May Department Stores Fdn
The Mcgraw-Hill Companies
The Millipore Foundation
The Moody'S Foundation
The Moore Charitable Fdn.
The Moore Charitable Found.
The Morrison & Foerster Found.
The New York Blower
The New York Times Company Fdn
The News Corporation Fdn.
The Nigel & Clare Shankley
The Northern Trust Co.
The Norwood Company
The Oak Hill Fund
The Packard Foundation
The Pepsi Bottling Group
The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Plymouth Rock Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Found.
The Rockefeller Foundation
The Rosewood Foundation
The Royal Bank Of Scotland
The Saint Paul Foundation
The Sallie Mae Fund
The St Paul Companies Inc.
The Thomson Corporation
The Tom & Amy Methvin Foundat
The Washington Post
The Washington Post Company
The William Penn Foundation
Thomson Financial
Thornton-Tomasetti
Thrall Enterprises
Thrivent Financial
TIFF Advisory Services
Tiffany & Co.
TIG Insurance Company
Time Warner Foundation
Tk Holdings, Inc.
TLL Temple Foundation
Tomkins Corporation Foundation
Topfer Family Foundation
Torrington Savings Bank
Torys Llp
TOSA Foundation
Totura and Company, Inc.
Towers Perrin
Toyon Associates, Inc
Toys R Us
TPI Inc.
TransCanada PipeLines Ltd.
TTX Company
Tudor Investment Corporation
Tyco Matching Gift Program
U B S
U.S. Bancorp Foundation
UFJ Bank
Unger Enterprises, Inc.
Unilever U.S. Foundation, Inc.
Union Bank Of California
Union Pacific Corporation
United Nations Foundation
United Way
United Way Of Bergen County
United Way of Essex & W Hudson
United Way Of New York
United Way Of Somerset
United Way of the Bay Area
Unitime Systems, Inc.
Universal Music Group
UnumProvident Corporation
Usa Funds
UST Inc.
Valentino U.S.A., Inc.
Van Scoyoc Associates
Vedior North America
Verity, Inc.
Verizon Foundation
Versa Products Company, Inc.
Vha Health Foundation
Vinson & Elkins
Vitro Packaging, Inc.
Vodafone-Us Foundation
W R Q Inc.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
W.P. Carey Foundation, Inc.
W.W. Norton & Co., Inc.
Wachovia Corporation
Wachovia Foundation
Waggener Edstrom
Washington Mutual
Waters Corporation
Waterworks
Weber Shandwick Worldwide
Wellington Management Co.Llp
Wellpoint Foundation
Wenner Media LLC
West Group
Western Asset Management
Whirlpool Foundation
Whiteford Taylor & Preston
Wilder Balter Partners, LLC
Wiley Rein & Fielding, Llp
William E. Simon Foundation
Winston & Strawn Llp
Wje Associates, Inc
WoodenBoat Publications, Inc.
World Reach, Inc.
WorldTravel BTI
Worldwide Apparel Resources
Wright Family Foundation, Inc.
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton
Xcel Energy Foundation
Xilinx, Inc.
XL America
Xtra Corporation
Young & Rubicam
Ziff Brothers Investments, LLC
Ziff-Davis, Inc.
Zurich Centre Group
Zurich US Foundation

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Did You Know?

The average number of kittens in a feline litter is between 4-6, and with 3 litters per year that means one cat can produce 12-18 offspring annually.

The average number of puppies in a canine litter is between 6-10, and with 2 litters per year that means one dog can produce 12-20 offspring annually.

6-8 million cats and dogs enter shelters every year with 3-4 million being euthanized, and the numbers are increasing. It is imperative to fix your pets.

Pigs are clean animals with highly developed smell. These are two reasons why having pigs confined in filthy, odorous factory farms is cruel and unusual.

Animals are being abandoned or surrendered to shelters by their owners. We urge you to make room for one more animal companion.

COCOA MULCH is lethal to dogs and cats. It contains THEOBROMINE and smells like chocolate. Do not purchase and advise your friends.

Guinea pigs have difficulty judging heights, so never leave a pet guinea pig alone in a high place such as on a table. Guinea pigs live about 5-8 years.

Shelters are overwhelmed with animals that have been abandoned or surrendered by their owners. If you need help or advice, contact us.

A horse is healthiest when living naturally. Horse shoes prevent necessary flexing of the hoof which allows blood to flow and optimal functioning to take place.

A cat's hearing is much more sensitive than humans and dogs, and a cat can jump 5 times as high as it is tall.

In 1889, Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche caused a public disturbance in Turin when he attempted to protect a horse from being whipped.

Make room for one more animal companion in your home. Shelters are overwhelmed due to the economic downturn.

Animals are being abandoned or surrendered to shelters by their owners. Shelters are overwhelmed, so please make room for one more.

21% of U.S. households have at least one cat and 95% of all cat owners admit they talk to their cats.

Due to “trends” shelters are overwhelmed with Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas. Urge breeders to stop breeding and pet owners to spay and neuter their pets.

Jane L. Stanford was an honorary member of PAHS.

An adult dog has 42 teeth.

A domesticated pig has approximately 15,000 taste buds, which is more than any other mammal, including humans.

A dog's heart beats between 70 and 120 times a minute, compared with a human heart which beats 70 to 80 times a minute.

Chihuahuas are born with a 'molera', or 'soft spot' like a human baby, which usually closes as they mature.

The average lifespan of a Quarter Horse is between 25 - 30 years. The oldest recorded horse was from England, "Old Billy", and lived until the age of 62.

Pigs are very intelligent animals, often regarded by scientists as being the most intelligent of livestock.

A hot car is no place for a pet. Leaving a dog or cat in a parked car during the warmer months can cause serious injury or death within minutes.

Temperatures inside a car can reach 120° in a matter of minutes, even with the windows partially open. Shade and having water will do little to help.

The safest place for your companion is in the coolest part of the house with plenty of fresh water to drink.

If you see a companion animal inside a parked car during hot weather, and they appear in distress, call animal control or the police immediately.

Signs of distress include: Heavy panting, glazed eyes, unsteadiness, listlessness, vomiting and a over-red or purple tongue.

Don't force your companion animal to exercise after a meal in hot, humid weather. Do it in the cool of the early morning or evening.

If you and your dog go to the beach, be sure you can find shade and plenty of fresh water. Rinse her off after she has been in salt water.

With only hot air to breathe, a dog's process of cooling through panting fails. A body temperature of 107 degrees may cause brain damage or death.

If a dog is overheated, provide emergency first aid by applying TEPID water all over the body, and then gradually applying cooler water. Seek veterinary care.

A dog's paws can be burnt by hot pavement. Do not make them stand on hot pavement for long periods and keep walks on hot asphalt to a minimum.

Be sensitive to old and overweight animals, and those with heart or lung diseases. They should be kept indoors in air conditioning and out of hot weather.

Snub-nosed dogs (like Pekingese, Bull dogs, Boston terriers, Lhasa apsos, Shih tzus, and Pugs) should be kept indoors in air conditioning and out of hot weather.

A blog by Carole Hyde, Director
of the Palo Alto Humane Society

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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).