PAHS Continues to Go Virtual!

The PAHS team misses our usual face-to-face interaction with parents, teachers, students, and our wonderful corps of volunteers, both two and four-legged! We’re reaching out virtually to stay connected with our community! Here’s what we’ve been up to:

Compassionate Education Books Are Available Now

PAHS has published several books! We’re finalizing the process for offering our humane education books through Amazon, but you can purchase them now by calling the PAHS office at (650) 424-1901. Here are the books currently available:

  • Snapshot by Vandana Ravi (the prize-winning story from our 2019 Ambassadors of Compassion writing contest for local students in the 7th and 8th grades). This book also contains a compilation of essays and resources on the issue of donkey welfare.
  • Trees Are Never Lonely by noted mystery novelist James Church. The book includes an audio version and tells the story of a revered tree and its relationship to its community of animal friends.
  • Saving Travis, A Rescue Story by local dramatist Rhea Sampson. This true story is about the rescue of a little dog by his canine pal.
  • Salvando a Travis: Historia de un rescate, the Spanish-language version of Saving Travis.

Worksheets containing questions about the books and supplemental activities are available at: Scroll down the page to:

Double-click the picture to access worksheets for each book.

Our Video Series Continues to Grow

We’ve continued to grow our new video series, Touchy–Feely Talks, with new educational videos on a variety of animal-related themes. To date, our titles include:

  • Introduction to Touchy–Feely Talks
  • Playing with Your Senior Dog
  • Living with Your Companion Rabbit
  • Chickens Are Wonderful Pets
  • Tildie and Her Rat Mansion
  • I Spy with Pino

These fun videos are great for family viewing and as supplemental material for school groups, camp sessions, and young students’ research projects. They’re available for viewing at: Or, if you prefer, click each linked title above.

Many thanks to our team of contributors—Bonzer Productions and Pino (Diane Wasnak); Susan Stienstra, certified rabbit educator; Isabelle Cnudde from Clorofil; and the Bol Park Donkeys (from Barron Park in Palo Alto) for helping us film our introductory video!

We Could Use Your Help!

Would you like to share a video of how to care for your pet through Touchy–Feely Talks? We’re very interested in offering learning experiences about living with different kinds of pets as well as getting along with backyard wildlife. Let us know by contacting us at or calling us at (650) 424-1901. We’re still answering the phone—remotely!

PAHS thanks our growing community of concerned animal people for their support in this difficult time. We will continue to update you about our efforts to improve the lives of animals and provide a variety of creative efforts as we reach out to you.