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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 Gets A Boost!

Assembly Concurrent Resolution 144, spearheaded by Palo Alto Humane Society and sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin Mullin, has been passed by the California Legislature. Read the resolution, fact sheet, and ASM Mullin’s letter of support for PAHS’ education programs.

The passage of this resolution reaffirms PAHS’ successful mission to engage even the youngest child in a humane connection with all living beings. PAHS’ Mow Wow Animals curriculum and award-winning movie, It’s A Dog's Day, are being launched in California classrooms this winter. Visit our Education page to view all of the exciting humane programs available for children in our communities.

Humane News

Stay connected to local humane news. Join PAHS on Twitter, Facebook, and Mercy Me Blog (Coming soon).

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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.

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Disaster Preparedness

Head off tragedy for you and the animals in your life. Consult PAHS’ series “Preparing the Animals” 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.

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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).

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