By Leigh Glerum, DVM, and PAHS Board Member There are a large number of dogs and cats in the world without a full complement of limbs. The lack of a fourth limb could be due to severe trauma, significant infection, or a cancer diagnosis. The good news is that, with few exceptions, dogs and cats […]
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 […]
Rabbits & RHDV: What You Need to Know Now May 28, 2020 Susan Stienstra, Licensed Humane Educator, House Rabbit Society and PAHS You may have already heard about RHDV – Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus. RHDV is a highly contagious disease that kills as many as three out of four rabbits after exposure. The first case […]
Happy National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day! By Teeda Tangprasertchai Stiles, Board Member, Palo Alto Humane Society PAHS strongly encourages anyone considering adding a pet to their family to adopt from their local shelter, whether public or private, or a local rescue group. These organizations are full of pets eagerly awaiting their forever homes. As […]
By Leonor Delgado, PAHS Education Manager In this difficult time of social distancing for the good of all, when we’re not available in person at our office, PAHS has not pressed Pause. Far from it! Please contact us, as always, about strays and homeless animals in our local communities who need help. You can always […]
The latest addition to Palo Alto Humane Society’s community programs is Therapy Paws. The first Therapy Paws session was held February 16, 2019, at a Stanford University Tree Hacks event, and we have just celebrated our first anniversary at the same event exactly a year later.
by Susan Stienstra It’s been more than a year since the traumatic Carr Fire in Shasta County and the devastating Camp Fire in Butte County. After a wet spring, we anticipated this past summer with apprehension. Walking outdoors, we scanned the horizon for smoke. The sound of a low-flying plane or helicopter would cause us […]
Daisy was our family’s first dog. She was a stray who had recently given birth when she was picked up by Palo Alto Animal Services. We are strong believers in pet adoption because there are so many wonderful animals in shelters. We would not have felt right about finding our new family member at a pet store or a breeder. We visited three shelters in our quest to find Daisy.
In California, half of all outdoor cats have an indoor home but are allowed outside. The other half are “community cats”—strays, abandoned pets, or ferals (the offspring of abandoned tame cats who are not comfortable around humans).
One of PAHS’ board members, veterinarian Leigh Glerum, had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the great apes of Africa. She’s captured some beautiful photos and shares more about her experience with these animals. Thanks, Leigh, for sharing your trip with us.