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2011 PAHS Events and Announcements

December

Saturday, December 17 through Saturday, December 24 – Peet's, Matching Donations

Buy your holiday drinks at Peet's Coffee and Tea on Castro Street near downtown Mountain View and support the Palo Alto Humane Society! To donate, mention PAHS at the register, and Peet's will match your donation, up to $1,000.00. On Saturday, December 24 (Christmas Eve Day), Peet's will give you free coffee, plus match your donation.

Saturday, December 17 through Saturday, December 24
Pete's Coffee and Tea
1032 Castro Street (across from the Chase Bank)
Mountain View, CA 94040

Saturday, December 17 – PAHS Holiday Shopping Day

Shop locally this holiday season to help animals and get to meet some of our local artists! The Palo Alto Humane Society Gift Shop has a variety of personal and household items (starting at $3) created by local artists and groups working to further humane causes. Purchases made directly in our gift shop go to support the PAHS programs (such as our spay and neuter program and CatWorks) that help homeless pets.

Saturday, December 17, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Palo Alto Humane Society Gift Shop
520 Santa Cruz Avenue (near the Menlo Park Caltrain Station)
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-424-1901

Thursday, December 1 – PAHS Holiday Gala at the Aquarius Theatre, downtown Palo Alto

Back by popular demand, Palo Alto Humane Society's "Oh! For the Love of Critters!" once again comes to downtown Palo Alto. Join us at the Aquarius Theatre, on Thursday, December 1, at 7:00 for costumes, community, and cavorting. Starring Disney's 1961 classic feature film Greyfriars Bobby, this celebratory evening will be hosted by Emmy-nominated Hollywood producer Phil Giffin. Greyfriars Bobby is a true tale set in mid-nineteenth century Edinburgh, Scotland, about a little Skye terrier whose story of faithful devotion transcends time. Bagpipes, red carpet, and extra treats make this a must-attend event for all ages. 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 1, 2011, 7–10 p.m.
$2.00 nostalgic pricing
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

Saturday, October 22, 2011 – TAKASHI HIDAI FLUTE RECITAL at Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto

Enjoy lovely flute music, and all proceeds go to the humane programs of the Palo Alto Humane Society to make sure that animals are spayed or neutered and well cared for!

Find this event on our Facebook page!

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
505 E Charleston Road (near Charleston and Middlefield)
Palo Alto, CA 94306
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 9, 2011 – FOOD DRIVE at Pet Club in Mountain View – National Feral Cat Day

Join PAHS in a food drive to help our community cats (feral cats) in conjunction with National Feral Cat Day (October 16). PAHS advocates for stray, feral, and abandoned cats by supporting TNR (trap, neuter, release) efforts and providing for veterinary care. We help volunteer feral feeders maintain healthy colonies of community cats. Please help us, and the cats, by contributing food for the ferals.

Pet Club
Rengstorff Shopping Center, next to Costco
1010 N. Rengstorff Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m

Saturday, October 1, 2011 – BAKE SALE at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park – World Animal Day

Celebrate World Animal Day at the PAHS bake sale at Kepler's. Come meet and greet us, and try delicious vegan and vegetarian cupcakes, cookies, and other goodies baked by our volunteers!

Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

August

Thursday, August 25, 2011 – A Yelp South Bay's Endless Summer Night

Come to Yelp's Magic 8 Ball, a black and white Capote shindig, and help PAHS help the animals! Fun for all—international cuisine, wine and champagne, face painting, fortune-telling… and more! All proceeds from your $10 donation at the door will go to PAHS.

Garden Court Hotel
520 Cowper Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 322-9000
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

July

Friday, July 29, 2011 - Food Drive

Join PAHS in a food drive to help our community cats (feral cats). PAHS advocates for stray, feral, and abandoned cats by supporting TNR (trap, neuter, release) efforts and veterinary care. We help volunteer feral feeders maintain healthy colonies of community cats. Please help us, and the cats, by contributing food for the ferals.

The Pet Place
777 Santa Cruz Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 325-7387
2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 17 - Food Drive

Join PAHS in a food drive to help our community cats (feral cats). PAHS advocates for stray, feral, and abandoned cats by supporting TNR (trap, neuter, release) efforts and veterinary care. We help volunteer feral feeders maintain healthy colonies of community cats. Please help us, and the cats, by contributing food for the ferals.

Pet Club
Rengstorff Shopping Center, next to Costco
1010 N. Rengstorff Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

May

May 19 – PAHS Turns 103 years old!

The Palo Alto Humane Society started its work for animals in 1908. We invite you to learn about the incarnations of our humane initiatives and work over the last century here.

April

Easter Sunday, April 24 – Petting Zoo and Madera Brunch Fundraiser

Children will delight in the outdoor petting zoo and Easter Rabbit! Located on the Vista Lawn, the petting zoo will feature rabbits, ducks, chickens, dwarf goats, pot-belly pigs, turkey and sheep from a local family-owned "roaming" farm. Donations will benefit us, the Palo Alto Humane Society, so tell your friends! The Easter Rabbit will greet visitors and be available for photographs, so make sure to bring your camera!

See event flyer here
Rosewood Sand Hill
Vista Lawn
2825 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park
11 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Friday, April 22 – Earth Day Celebrates 41 Years!

Every day is Earth Day, truly, but today our focus is heightened!. Do something for the planet and its many creatures today. While you give to them, you will also give to yourself. Now is the time to take a stand, dramatically change habits, shake up and shift stale political or business systems in your community that do not take animals into proper consideration, do something meaningful or even revolutionary….and create a new story. Oh, and have some big fun while your at it!

Tuesday, April 19 – The Dorothy Stang Center Celebrates Earth Week

Our friend, Dr. Cheryl Joseph, is co-director of The Dorothy Stang Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement, and she is sharing her event with us: Alexa La Plante will address the increasingly severe shortage of the vital resource of water both statewide and globally in her presentation, "Water, Water...Nowhere". She'll discuss the issue of water privatization in terms of who benefits and who suffers; the impact of water's dearth on our natural environment and the United Nation's Development Goals for the next half-century. La Plante is a water quality project manager with an international, multidisciplinary consulting firm that specializes in environmental documentation. This topic impacts all life: animals, people and the planet.

See event flyer here
Notre Dame de Namur University
Ralston Mansion Ballroom
1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont
7:30 P.M.

March

Sunday, March 20 – Spring begins!

Kitten season begins. Help control the pet population and have your pet spayed or neutered.

Tuesday, March 22 – The Dorothy Stang Center: Speaker Miranda Loud

Our friend, Dr. Cheryl Joseph, is co-director of The Dorothy Stang Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement, and she is sharing her event with us: Environmental activist, multimedia artist and musician Miranda Loud will speak on "Saving the Elephants, Saving Ourselves: The Role of Arts in Social Change".

See event flyer here
Notre Dame de Namur University
Ralston Mansion Ballroom
1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont
7:30 P.M.

January

Mid-January – 2011 Humane Planet Multimedia Contest

The details for this contest are being honed now. Come back soon to see the full rules and guidelines for this 2nd annual Humane Planet Film Contest which is now being expanded to include an audio PSA option and is being joined with HEN's established "A Voice for Animals" essay contest.

2010 PAHS Events and Announcements

December

Monday, December 6 - Pet Loss Support Group

Dr. Tony Rousmaniere will offer his services for those grieving the loss of a pet.
Details can be seen here.

Thursday, December 2 – “Oh! For the Love of Critters!” – A wee extravaganza

This December's film event is being reprised by popular demand! Walt Disney's "The Three Lives of Thomasina" will be featured alongside the winner of our recent Humane Planet Film Contest and some other fun shorts. Join us for costumes, community and cavorting with wild and crazy Hollywood producer and Emmy-nominated film composer Phil Giffin.

More information is here. You will not want to miss this event!
Location: The Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto
Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

October

Sunday, October 24 – Flute Recital Fundraiser

Details can be seen here.

Monday, October 4 - Pet Loss Support Group

Dr. Tony Rousmaniere will offer his services for those grieving the loss of a pet.
Details can be seen here.

Saturday, October 2 – Humane Planet Expo: Planting the seeds to grow a more compassionate world.

Join us for fun, inspiration, information and solutions as PAHS celebrates World Animal Day, World Farm Animal Day, and Mohandas Gandhi's birthday alongside organizations and individuals working to create a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world. Walk through this 2nd annual outdoor expo and visit with many participants to learn about a variety of issues, their connections to one another, their solutions, and to get inspired to make real change within our communities.

  • Share your vision via "genius-on-the-street" interviews!
  • Engage in live art projects (create your own t-shirts, be a poet, and add to a community mural)!
  • Try the most delicious raw food …ever.
  • Play "match game", and see what the free roaming puppets have to say.
  • Get inspired by artists, filmmakers and more who will all expand upon the idea of "humane" and what it really means in today's world.

More information is here. You will not want to miss this event!
Location: Lytton Plaza in downtown Palo Alto (at the corner of University and Emerson)
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

September

Monday, September 13 - Pet Loss Support Group

Dr. Tony Rousmaniere will offer his services for those grieving the loss of a pet.
Details can be seen here.

August

Saturday, August 28 – Palo Alto Festival of the Arts

PAHS will have a table in the nonprofit section on Emerson Street. Come and say HI!
Location: University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

July

Saturday, July 17 – Menlo Park “Connoisseurs’ Marketplace”

PAHS will have a table in the nonprofit section on Curtis Street. Come and say HI!
Location: Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

June

Saturday, June 19 – PAHS turns 102 years old!

May

May 8 – National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

According to AVMF, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Citizen Corps has declared May 8, 2010, National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. The declaration is meant to raise awareness about the importance of planning for pets' safety before disaster strikes. Today, our awareness is heightened due to several circumstances that our country has faced over the past few weeks. Parts of Tennessee have been so damaged by floods that these areas have been declared major disaster areas. The oil in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to come ashore in the Florida Panhandle in the next few days. We do not yet know the extent to which this has affected the animals.

To learn about how you can prepare your animals for natural disasters, click here to see PAHS library of Disaster Preparedness information.

May 2 – “At the Heart of Animal Matters”, A New Animal Art Gallery Installation!

In honor of “Be Kind to Animals” week, and to highlight the need and value of being kind to animals all year round, PAHS collaborated with two teachers in the community to explore with their students How do animals bring you joy?, How do animals express love”, and Why do animals matter?. See the resultant creative expressions at our new community art installation, active now through June 18.
Details can be seen on our Contact Us page.

April

Thursday, April 22 – Earth Day

Saturday, April 24, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. - Blues Jean Bar fundraiser!

You are invited to a Private Shopping Event at the Blues Jean Bar in Santana Row on Saturday, April 24, from 6-9pm. Shop for premium denim and contemporary apparel in exclusivity at the Blues! Receive 15% off your purchases as well as complimentary wine and beer. 10% of the evening's proceeds will benefit the Palo Alto Humane Society. The Blues Jean Bar, 377 Santana Row, Suite 1010, in San Jose, (408) 899-4012.

Sunday, April 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Easter celebration benefitting the Palo Alto Humane Society!

Special Easter celebration at Rosewood Sand Hill. This Menlo Park hotel is featuring its first ever Easter Brunch at Madera Restaurant, and a petting zoo to bring some fluffy joy to families on this beautiful 16 acre property. Suggested donation of $10 per person for the petting zoo; Cost is $62 per person for Madera brunch (and $31 per child). Rosewood Sand Hill is located at 2825 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park (near Interstate 280).

Event Details

February

February 9 to April 30 – New “Animal Art Gallery” installation Come and visit our office and Animal Art Gallery at 520 Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park to shop some wonderful goodies. This season’s featured artist is mixed media and gouache painter Erin Scott. Between 30% and 100% of all sales fund PAHS’s humane programs and contribute directly to animal welfare!

2010 PAHS Events and Announcements

October

Sunday, October 25 – Flute Recital by Takashi Hidai.

Join us for this annual special fundraising benefit for PAHS. This year’s concert honors the memory of JP Blanchard, a local Palo Alto student who loved animals. Takashi is a four-time winner of the Best Performer Yamaha Award in Julius Baker's Master Class, and a longtime supporter and friend to PAHS like his wife Mitsu. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road in Palo Alto, at 4 p.m.

October 12-18, World Rainforest Week

Tropical forests around the world continue to become endangered, and a chief reason for this is the expansion of industrial animal agribusiness. Now is a critical time to act on behalf of the world's rainforests; the lungs of the planet. Tell multinational corporations to stop altering the face of our world by becoming a conscientious consumer and voting with your dollar. Learn how industrial animal agribusiness directly impacts the destruction of our rainforests and what implications this has to the global health of the planet. Join us in celebrating the forests and their inhabitants by becoming conscientious consumers of food and product. Our Humane Planet initiatives will be providing more information on this issue.

October 4 – Humane Planet Expo

Join us on World Animal Day as we expand what it means to be humane in today’s world with our Humane Planet Expo. PAHS is partnering with several groups to connect current issues involving animals, people, and planet while enlightening solutions. Actors, face painting, puppet shows, a mobile pet vaccination and microchip van, and delicious vegan cuisine by certified partner Calafia Cafe will join information booths, speakers, and more. Some of the topics to be covered will include humane pet laws, water health and ecologic biodiversity, animal agribusiness and climate change, the power of food choices, and bees and colony collapse disorder. Stay tuned as more is announced! Humane Planet Expo, October 4, 12 P.M. to 4 P.M., Cogswell Plaza in Palo Alto (corner of Lytton and Ramona). Click here for a full schedule!

August

August 23

“Festival of the Arts” in downtown Palo Alto – come say HELLO and see our PAHS table on Emerson Street, near the corner of University Avenue

July

July 18

“Connoisseur’s Marketplace” in downtown Menlo Park – come say HELLO and see our PAHS table next to Left Bank restaurant off of Santa Cruz Avenue

June

June 8 - World Ocean Day

World Ocean Day

May

May 3 through May 9: Be Kind to Animals Week

PAHS enthusiastically supports this designated week of kindness to animals, while emphasizing the deep value and necessity of being kind to animals everywhere every single day of the year. We encourage the community to take this week as an opportunity to awaken humane impulses and become an ongoing example of compassion and inclusiveness.

April

Wednesday, April 22: Earth Day

PAHS encourages each within the community to become a voice or plan an activity which supports our Mother Earth. Being an awake, compassionate and involved steward of the planet is inherently humane.

Saturday, April 18, 10 A.M.- 2 P.M.: Livin’ Local Earth Day ’09

Saturday, April 18, 10 A.M.- 2 P.M.: Come and visit our PAHS table at this celebratory event commemorating Earth Day and the importance of being mindful of our planet and all of the life it nurtures. Join us at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto.

Thursday, April 9, 5 P.M. – 7 P.M.: Animal Art Gallery Open House

Join us for treats while shopping our collection of unique artwork and gifts. Palo Alto Humane Society and Animal Art Gallery, 520 Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park.

March

Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 P.M. – Environmentalist, activist, and rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman speaks

Environmentalist, activist, and rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman speaks at Kepler’s Books about animals raised as “product” in mega-large agribusiness verses animals raised in nature with direct, normal contact on small farms. PAHS is the co-sponsor. Remember to ask for 10% of any purchase made at Kepler’s to go to “community partner Palo Alto Humane Society”. You can now shop online to easily contribute 10% to PAHS while giving Kepler’s business support.

February

From February 9 through May 15 – “Springtime Arrives” Animal Art Gallery Installation

Come visit the coolest fundraiser ever. PAHS’ Animal Art Gallery is currently the home to original artwork, books, cards, gift items, prints and sculpture. All is for sale and highly affordable, earning PAHS’ humane programs between 30% to 100% of the purchase price.

January

Throughout 2009: ANNOUNCEMENT! Darren McClung Precious Jewelry is giving to PAHS!

Throughout 2009, DARREN MCCLUNG PRECIOUS JEWELRY at the Stanford Barn is giving generously to PAHS. Designer Pedro Boregaard’s18kt gold bone shaped pet charm (also available in silver) is hand textured and accented with full round brilliant cut diamonds. PAHS is thrilled to be receiving10% of these sales. Created especially for PAHS, Designer Laurie Sinclair’s assorted silver animal charms even include a “Palo Alto Humane Society” banner and are not to be missed. Sales of these charms will earn PAHS a whopping 40% of the proceeds on an ongoing basis. Thank you, Carol and Darren! Darren McClung is located at 700 Welch Road in Palo Alto, (650) 321-5994.

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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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