Pets Helped!

Students Reached!

Animals Spayed/Neutered!

Creating Compassionate Communities

The Palo Alto Humane Society has been creating compassionate communities since 1908, through its work in intervention, education, and advocacy. PAHS seeks to engage the community in a humane connection with all living beings.


Veterinary Help

PAHS saves lives through assistance programs in spaying and neutering and crisis veterinary care for stray animals and pets of families in financial need.

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News & Events


PAHS is dedicated to educating children and communities on the responsible treatment of animals and promoting a humane ethic for living.

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PAHS provides a voice for animals on local and statewide public policy and legislation for animal welfare.

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Stay connected to local humane news and events. Join the Palo Alto Humane Society on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube!

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Writing Contest

7th and 8th grade students are invited to become Ambassadors of Compassion by writing a story on the theme of animals and people helping each other.

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