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PAHS Gala 2015

Susanna Michaels

PAHS Gala 2015 | Interview with Susanna Michaels

Palo Alto Humane Society's 107th Anniversary Celebration Gala Event at The Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto on 3 December 2015. Having fun and giving thanks and appreciation for our caring, animal-loving community!

Interview with Susanna Michaels

Composer Philip Griffin

PAHS Gala 2015 | Interview with Composer Philip Griffin

Palo Alto Humane Society's 107th Anniversary Celebration Gala Event at The Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto on 3 December 2015. Having fun and giving thanks and appreciation for our caring, animal-loving community!

Interview with Composer Philip Griffin

Mayor Karen Holman

PAHS Gala 2015 | Interview with Mayor Karen Holman

Palo Alto Humane Society's 107th Anniversary Celebration Gala Event at The Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto on 3 December 2015. Having fun and giving thanks and appreciation for our caring, animal-loving community!

Interview with Mayor Karen Holman

Victor Adint

PAHS Gala 2015 | Interview with Victor Adint

Palo Alto Humane Society's 107th Anniversary Celebration Gala Event at The Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto on 3 December 2015. Having fun and giving thanks and appreciation for our caring, animal-loving community!

Interview with Victor Adint

Interviews

Editor at Resurgence Satish Kumar, speaking with PAHS' Erin Scott on April 26, 2008.

Satish is an internationally respected author and teacher of reverential ecology, holistic education and voluntary simplicity

Interview topics with Satish Kumar

Why Are Animals of Value?
The Link Between Animal and Human Suffering
Why Concern Ourselves When People Are Suffering?
Children and Natural Affinity
Animals as Food

Filmmaker and author Joe Camp shares insights with PAHS on August 21, 2008.

Best known for creating the renowned BENJI films, Joe is also a speaker, advocate, and recent author of The Soul of a Horse.

Interview topics with Joe Camp

How are dogs and horses different and how are they alike?
Describe originating factors for widely-held ideas about horses.
How is “relationship” a key theme in The Soul of a Horse?
What is the current paradigm driving human-animal relations?
What is necessary to shift the current paradigm?

Lucy Spelman, with the Mountain Gorilla Vet Project, talks with PAHS' Erin Scott on October 17, 2008.

Currently based in Africa for her work with MGVP, Lucy is the former director of the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and has been featured on Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel.

Interview topics with Lucy Spelman

How did your interest in veterinary medicine begin?
Tell us of insights gleaned through your extensive experience.
What is your one-health approach to gorilla heath care?
What if people want to contribute to animal betterment?

Author Jeffrey Masson speaks with PAHS' Erin Scott on May 20, 2009 at Tilden Nature Area's "Little Farm".

Jeffrey (Jeff) Moussaieff Masson is a prolific writer specializing in explorations of animal emotions and veganism. He speaks internationally and lives in New Zealand with his family.

Interview topics with Jeffrey Masson

Continuity of emotions, from animals to humans.
Do dogs really love?
What has been your most transformative learning?
How can we create a more humane planet?

Ecofeminist Marti Kheel speaks with PAHS' Erin Scott on May 20, 2009.

Marti is a prominent writer and activist in the areas of ecofeminism, animal advocacy, and environmental ethics whose holistic philosophy effectively bridges these seemingly disparate movements.

Interview topics with Marti Kheel

Empathy, awaring to the world view, and actualizing deep change.
The value of an ecological model for creating empathy.

Environmental lawyer Nicolette Hahn Niman shares her findings with PAHS' Erin Scott on June 6, 2009.

Nicolette Hahn Niman, formerly with Waterkeeper Alliance, is an attorney and livestock rancher who speaks about the inhumane realities and environmental impacts of industrialized livestock production.

Interview topics with Nicolette Hahn Niman

Nicolette speaks about the ranch and shares her background.
“Righteous Pork Chop”: Goals and largest learnings.
The difference between family farms and factory farms.
Pigs: Intelligent, social, complex, and in need of nature.
Industrial animal agribusiness and environmental laws.
How has your research impacted your actions as a new mom?
Investigations and dietary changes, choices and health.

Naturopath Samia McCully discusses vegan nutrition with PAHS' Ben Davidow on November 15, 2010.

An expert in natural medicine, Dr. McCully is a graduate of Bastyr University. Her philosophy is that optimal health can only be reached when every component of wellness is addressed.

Interview topics with Naturopath Samia McCully

Vegan Nutrition

PAHS EVENTS

VIDEO OF EVENTS

Humane Planet Expo 2010

Planting the seeds to grow a more compassionate world.

Community, fun, inspiration, information and solutions blossomed at our second annual Humane Planet Expo in 2010. In honor of World Animal Day and World Farm Animal Day (and perfectly occurring on Mohandas Gandhi's birthday), thirty three groups, organizations, artists and individuals - all working to create a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world – joined together and created a diverse yet united presence.

Video and interview segments from the event

Humane Planet Expo 2010
Matt Stoecker with Beyond Searsville Dam
Chef Patti Searle with Thrivin' Edibles
Katy Tanis with Daughter Earth
James Kao with Green Citizen
Susan Davis with Good & Green Radio
Bart Anderson with Transition Palo Alto

HUMANE EDUCATION

HUMANE PLANET FILM CONTEST

2010 Contest Winners

In 2010, PAHS launched a film competition to highlight animal welfare issues while eliciting an educative deepening through the creative process. This "Humane Planet Film Contest" sought unique perspectives on humane issues and any innovative solutions to arise through the process of filmmaking. Entrants between the ages of 14 and 24 were the target demographic, and they were asked to submit short films at 3-minute approximate lengths). Because the issues that impact animals always involve people and planet in some way (if not many ways), the filmmakers were invited to explore the interrelatedness of the topic they chose to explore. PAHS was thrilled with the entries received! Below you may view our winners as well as our honorable mentions. Enjoy.

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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.

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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

Wildlife issues should be directed to Peninsula Humane Society at (650) 340-7022 or Palo Alto Animal Services at (650-496-5971).