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2012 PAHS Events and Announcements

December

Thursday, December 6 – PAHS Holiday Gala at the Aquarius Theatre, downtown Palo Alto

Back by popular demand, Palo Alto Humane Society’s Holiday Gala movie event, “Oh! For the Love of Critters!” once again comes to downtown Palo Alto. Join us at the Aquarius Theatre, on Thursday, December 6, at 7:00 for costumes, songs, community, and cavorting. Featuring one of the all-time favorite dog films, Lassie Come Home, our celebratory evening will be hosted by Emmy-nominated Hollywood producer Phil Giffin. This 1943 classic offers a great cast that includes Roddy McDowell and a very young Elizabeth Taylor.

Bagpipes, red carpet, and extra treats make this a must-attend event for all ages. Among our special guests are NorCal Collie Rescue, bagpiper Jeff Campbell, and the Mendicants. Come a little early to enjoy the bagpipes!

Call the PAHS office for reservations. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are a nostalgic $2.00. Don't miss this annual holiday party benefitting the animals helped by the Palo Alto Humane Society.

Save the date:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 7–10 p.m.
$2 nostalgic pricing (includes popcorn and a beverage)
Hosted by Hollywood’s Phil Giffin and Mystery by Design actor Marilyn Kanes
Aquarius Theatre, 430 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Call for reservations: (650) 424-1901

October

Join PAHS at The Pet Place’s Anniversary Open House!

Saturday, October 27, 2012
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Pet Place, 777 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Meet, browse, shop! Palo Alto Humane Society will be at The Pet Place offering unique animal-themed merchandise such as jewelry, cards, towels, and more. All proceeds benefit spay/neuter for cats, rabbits, and dogs, as well as the feeding of feral cats and other programs.

Shop for Feral Cats at Palo Alto Humane Society!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Palo Alto Humane Society
520 Santa Cruz Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025

October 16 is National Feral Cat Day! Come and peruse our animal-themed merchandise, including lots of cute cat items and featuring pottery by Rose Lee. Proceeds of sales will go to the Palo Alto Humane Society Spay-Neuter Program and Animal Rescue Fund to help feral and abandoned cats.

August

Join PAHS at the Oshman Family JCC “Dog Day of Summer” Event!

Sunday, August 5, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
Jessica Lynn Saal Town Square
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Bring your furry canine friend and join us at the JCC “Dog Day of Summer” and visit our booth. There will be fun events for all, including canine-inspired contests and pet education.

For more information, visit the “Dog Day of Summer” site at: http://www.paloaltojcc.org/events/2012/08/05/community-events/dog-day-of-summer/

June

Join PAHS at Our Yelp-sponsored Yappy Hour!

Friday, June 22, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Garden Court Hotel
520 Cowper Street (downtown Palo Alto)
Palo Alto 94301

Help PAHS save Palo Alto puppies and kittens by RSVP'ing and making a suggested $25 (or greater) donation at this fabulous event! And, what's the best part? Since the Garden Court is a pet-friendly hotel, attendees are allowed to bring a well-behaved canine companion as a +1.

Vegetarian fare and drinks will be provided by wonderful sponsors.

PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU RSVP…
Space is limited. Therefore, guests must RSVP via Yelp and receive email confirmation to be "in" on this event!
RSVPs are live as of May 30 at noon.
Only Yelpers with their real name/real photo on their profile will be considered.
Attendees must be 21 or older to attend.
ONE dog allowed per guest—no exceptions!
Your +1 doesn't have to be a dog… he (or she) can be a human too!

Remember: When you RSVP for this event, you agree that you're participating voluntarily and at your own risk and that you will be solely and fully responsible for your actions or those of your pet. We believe and hope that it will be all fun and games, but accidents do happen, particularly when animals are involved. Please don't bring any pets who don't play well with others or who might pose a danger to themselves, other guests, or other pets.

To learn more about this event and to RSVP, go to
http://www.yelp.com/events/palo-alto-yelps-passport-to-palo-alto-yappy-hour-fundraiser-for-palo-alto-humane-society

May

New Children's Art on Display at PAHS!

Visit us at our office and art gallery/gift shop for a special treat! The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) in Mountain View has generously offered PAHS a series of 13 very whimsical and creative paintings of cats done by kindergartners from Costaño Elementary School in East Palo Alto. These students participate in CSMA's Art4Schools program headed by Cal Cullen.

Through August 31, 2012
Palo Alto Humane Society Art Gallery and Gift Shop
520 Santa Cruz Avenue (between El Camino Real and the Menlo Park CalTrain station)
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 424-1901

April

Easter Sunday Celebration

Join us for a wonderful Easter Sunday celebration in Menlo Park hosted by Rosewood Sand Hill and meet the Easter Rabbit! There will be fun for children at an outdoor humane petting zoo and cookie decorating activities. Your donations at the door will benefit Palo Alto Humane Society!

Sunday, April 7, 2012
11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Rosewood Sand Hill
2825 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park 94025

Febuary

Children's Art on Display at PAHS!

Visit us at our office and art gallery/gift shop for a special treat! The Community Scool of Music and Arts (CSMA) in Mountain View has generously offered PAHS a series of 12 very whimsical and creative paintings of dogs done by second-grade students from Costaño Elementary School in East Palo Alto. These students participate in CSMA's Art4Schools program headed by Cal Cullen.

Through April 30, 2012
Palo Alto Humane Society Art Gallery and Gift Shop
520 Santa Cruz Avenue (between El Camino Real and the Menlo Park CalTrain station)
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 424-1901

Shop at Any Mollie Stone's Supermarket and Help PAHS!

Palo Alto Humane Society has partnered with Mollie Stone's so that up to 5% of the money you spend there is donated to us to help the animals.

Here's a form that you can download and print to take to your local Mollie Stone's to enroll in their program and contribute to PAHS

Mollie Stone's Enrollment Form

Go to http://www.molliestones.com/StoreLocator/Store_S.las for a list of local Mollie Stone's stores.

PAHS Joins eScrip!

Your online purchases can help PAHS. Visit the eScrip site to learn more about purchase programs.When you sign up for eScrip, remember to register Palo Alto Humane Society, group number 500042220, as the charity of your choice.

Special Valentine's Day Shopping Day!

Join us at the PAHS gift shop and take a look at our heart-themed jewelry and other Valentine's merchandise. Proceeds from sales will fund PAHS programs to help animals.

Saturday, February 4, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Palo Alto Humane Society Gift Shop
520 Santa Cruz Avenue (between El Camino Real and the Menlo Park CalTrain station)
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 424-1901

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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).

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