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.
Easter will be upon us before we know it, along with the sad reality that rabbits, chicks, and ducklings can be bought, sold, and given as gifts. After Easter, […]
I’ve had the pleasure of serving as a board member for the Palo Alto Humane Society for more than two years. During that time I’ve met some truly dedicated people, […]
For the animals involved, the First World War was a calamity—a great killing, as it was for the humans and ideals destroyed in the fighting of 1914 through 1918. Sixteen […]
The mission of humane societies is to stop animal suffering and prevent cruelty. This is usually understood to mean operating shelters and providing animal control services. Animal shelters in the […]