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To Spay or Not to Spay

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PAHS film wins 2015 Bronze Telly

PAHS film wins 2015 Bronze Telly

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Humane Education

PAHS is dedicated to informing the public on the responsible treatment of animals and promoting a humane ethic for living. Take a look at PAHS’ innovative curriculum programs, or browse through PAHS’ online Humane Library.

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Disaster Preparedness

Head off tragedy for you and the animals in your life. Consult PAHS’ series of “Preparing the Animals” flyers to help you prepare for emergencies.

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Helping Pets in Need

PAHS promotes the spaying and neutering of animals and emergency veterinary care for rescued animals and specializes in colony management of homeless cats and care management for pets of people on fixed incomes.

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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).

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

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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.


Contact Landhaus H Apiary
(415) 728-5814