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2014 PAHS Events and Announcements


Peet's Coffee and Tea Is Sponsoring PAHS for the Holidays!

Enjoy a coffee, or tea, and a treat and help the animals too! You can donate to PAHS at the register—use cash, credit, debit, or Peet’s cards. Donation envelopes will be available for checks.

On December 24, coffee or tea will be free at Peet’s, and PAHS will be there. Purchase an animal-themed tea towel from PAHS for $10 to make a cash or check donation. Our tea towels make beautiful gifts!

December 17–24, 2014
Peet’s Coffee and Tea El Camino Menlo Park
515 El Camino Real, Suite 100 (at the Safeway Shopping Center)
Menlo Park 94025
(650) 543-0784

Blue Illusion Menlo Park Fundraiser for PAHS!

Do your holiday shopping at the new Blue Illusion women’s fashion boutique in Menlo Park to help PAHS and local animals. Blue Illusion will donate 20% of all proceeds from sales to PAHS for our humane work.

Thursday, December 18, 2014—from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. only
Blue Illusion
779 Santa Cruz Avenue
Menlo Park 94025
(650) 325-2616


Flute Recital—Benefit Concert for PAHS, Sunday, November 2, 2014

Join PAHS and PAHS supporters at a special matinee concert by award-winning flutist Takashi Hidai. Mr. Hidai has performed as principal flutist with the Baroque Ensemble, the Heinrich Shutz Chamber Orchestra, and the Tokyo Mozart Chamber Orchestra. Pianist Hiroko Mizuno will accompany Mr. Hidai.

The program will include these selections as well as others featuring classical and contemporary pieces written for the flute:

Suite Modale—Ernest Bloch
Joueurs de Flute Op. 27—Albert Roussel
Sonate—Paul Hindemith
Fantaisie Brillante on themes from Bizet’s Carmen—François Borne

Sunday, November 2, 4–5:30 p.m. (doors open at 3:45 p.m.)
Unitarian Universalist Church, Main Hall
505 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto
Free admittance and complimentary refreshments
Donations for PAHS gratefully accepted


Shopping Day for Homeless Animals and Community Cats, Saturday, October 18!

Join us for a fun day at The Pet Place in downtown Menlo Park! See our locally handmade jewelry, holiday ornaments, cards, “flour-sack” towels, and more! Visit with PAHS staff and have a good time. All proceeds from sales directly help the homeless animals in our community, with special attention to community cats. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 18, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Pet Place
777 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park

For more information, call the PAHS office at (650) 424-1901.

Join PAHS at Sheltered Art, Friday, October 10!

Come to the Sheltered Art opening reception in Davis! Artists from all over the country will exhibit their work at Sheltered Art. Part of the proceeds of sales will go toward funding Mow Wow Animals, PAHS’ exciting and innovative online humane education tool, designed to develop humane awareness and commitment in young students. Attendees at the reception will have the opportunity to see Mow Wow Animals and ask questions about its content and focus, and of course, enjoy the beautiful art dedicated to shelter animals and wildlife. The reception will also feature wine tasting, vegan appetizers, and Native American flute and acoustical guitar music.

Don’t miss this unique and very special event!

Friday, October 10, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Davis Art Center
1919 F Street, Davis, CA
Call for information: (650) 328-2800 x 7287

Yappy Hour at the Poolside Grill! Wednesday, October 1!

Our first Yappy Hour on June 19 was so much fun that the staff of the Sheraton Palo Alto decided to sponsor another one for PAHS! Join us to inaugurate the month of October and meet and greet many more canine friends (like Lexi, shown here, one of our PAHS 2 PAWS volunteer dogs). Let’s make this Yappy Hour another smashing success!

20% of all dinner and bar revenues for the day will be donated to Palo Alto Humane Society! Bring your spare change and drop it in our Coins for Critters jar. Proceeds will benefit PAHS.

Click here for the event flyer.

Wednesday, October 1, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sheraton Palo Alto
620 El Camino Real
Call for Reservations: (650) 328-2800 x 7287


PAHS Presents “Cats in the Community,” Saturday, August 2

In conjunction with the Mountain View Library’s summer program “Paws to Read,” Leonor Delgado, Humane Educator for the Palo Alto Humane Society, will speak about cats. She will touch upon how best to care for pet cats but will focus primarily on community cats and PAHS’ work with local rescue groups and Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA) to help abandoned and stray cats. Her talk will be followed by a slide presentation given by a representative from SVACA about its services for cats and other animals.

Saturday, August 2, 2:30 p.m.
Mountain View Public Library
523 Franklin Street, Mountain View 94041
(650) 903-6337


Enjoy “Yappy Hour” at the Poolside Grill! Thursday, June 19

Enjoy delicious California Cuisine outside with your dog or puppy at the Poolside Grill located at the Sheraton Palo Alto and support PAHS. 20% of all dinner and bar revenues for this day will be donated to Palo Alto Humane Society! Bring your spare change and drop it in our Coins for Critters jar. Proceeds will benefit PAHS.

Click here for the event flyer.

Thursday, June 19, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sheraton Palo Alto
620 El Camino Real
Call for Reservations: (650) 328-2800 x 7287


Join PAHS at Pet-A-Palooza, Saturday, May 31

PAHS’ Carol Hyde, our Executive Director, will be a judge at the Strutt Your Mutt fashion show at this event, which promises to be great fun for all involved. In addition, PAHS will have an informational booth about pet care and rescue along with others, including the Palo Alto Police Department with canine agility demos, a pet photographer, a pet psychic, and a showing of adoptable rescued dogs, and more!

Don’t miss out on this fabulous event! Bring your friendly pooch!

Saturday, May 31, 12:00 (noon)–4:00 p.m.
Town and Country Village, Palo Alto
(El Camino Real and Embarcadero Road)

PAHS Will March in Palo Alto’s 2014 May Fête Parade (Saturday, May 3)

Come see Palo Alto Humane Society’s animal float at the annual May Fête parade! Representing PAHS will be students from The Menlo School who helped build the float along with volunteers from the Microsoft Store at Stanford Shopping Center plus our own staff and dedicated volunteers—a coalition of education, business, and community nonprofit—and, last but not least, some of our four-legged friends. Then, join us after the parade at our exhibit table at the May Fête Fair. Learn about local wildlife and pets and pick up some information about dogs, cats, and rabbits. Friendly dogs are welcome to visit too.

Don’t forget to bring your camera! Hope to see you there!

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
92nd Annual May Fête Parade
Downtown Palo Alto, along University Avenue
(Parade starts at University and Emerson)
(May Fête Fair takes place in Heritage Park, at the end of the parade route)


Easter Sunday, April 20, PAHS Benefit with the Animals

Bring your children and delight in visiting with animals at a special Easter Sunday event benefitting Palo Alto Humane Society. Learn about chickens, ducks, rabbits, sheep, goats, and pot-bellied pigs. Decorate cookies and meet the Easter Bunny. Join us and don’t forget your camera!

Sunday, April 20, 2014,
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel
2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA

Wednesday, April 9, Patxi’s Palo Alto, All-day Fundraiser for PAHS!

Patxi’s will donate to PAHS a portion of all sales for the entire day on March 9! Help PAHS by purchasing or dining at Patxi’s. Join PAHS staff and volunteers at dinnertime or stop by at lunch. Order takeout or buy a partially baked pizza to eat at a later time. Want pizza and salad at work? Patxi’s will also donate to PAHS for all orders called in or placed online. We’re looking forward to seeing you at Patxi’s!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Lunch and dinner (and in-between)—11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Patxi’s Palo Alto, 441 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 473-9999


All-day PAHS Fundraiser Sponsored by Pasta Pomodoro, March 27

Pasta Pomodoro in Redwood City is sponsoring an all-day fundraising event for PAHS! On March 27, 20% of proceeds from all sales at the restaurant—both dine-in and takeout orders—will be donated to PAHS.

Diners must present a flyer so that Pasta Pomodoro can process a donation. Click here to print out the flyer to take to the restaurant.

Mark your calendars and join PAHS for lunch at Pasta Pomodoro, or stop by for dinner or takeout—lots of scrumptious vegetarian dishes and salads on the menu!

Thursday, March 27, 11:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Pasta Pomodoro
490 El Camino Real (near Whipple Avenue)
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 474-2400

Cat Food Drive at Pet Food Depot
Sunday, March 9

Pet Food Depot is hosting a cat food drive for PAHS volunteers who work in TNR (trap-neuter-return) and feed managed community cat colonies. Please stop by and help PAHS provide food for these colonies. Our volunteers very much need dry food donations, which you can purchase at the store. We (and the cats) thank you in advance!

Sunday, March 9, 12–4 p.m.
Pet Food Depot
425 Portage Ave (across the street from Fry’s Electronics)
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 852-1277

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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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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).

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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.


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