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    PAHS ON KSCO PET RADIO THIS SUNDAY  Tune in Sunday, September 26, at 1:00 PM, to KSCO Pet Radio,1080 FM (Santa Cruz). Pet Radio host Laura Pakis will interview PAHS Education Manager Leonor Delgado about exciting happenings at PAHS.
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    HEARTWARMING RESCUE!
    These three kittens—Nyx, Arlo, and Gabriel—were rescued by community volunteers affiliated with us at PAHS. They will be safe in homes after they have been socialized and have received the necessary veterinary care (and spayed/neutered) through PAHS' Animal Rescue Fund.
    PAHS thanks the dedicated rescuers and The Drafty Barn who have made it possible for these kittens to have safe and happy lives.
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    IT'S FUN TO FOSTER PETS! PAHS is proud to share Simona Yau-Chan's, a junior at Palo Alto High School, report that gives timely TIPS about fostering pets for adoption and recounts several successful fostering experiences. She highlights how frightened pets became confident and playful through videos and photos.  To read Simona's report in the PAHS Student Special Report series, go to: https://www.paloalto...special-reports/. Simona's report is at the top of the page. Click the right arrow (>) to start reading.
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    PAHS' DAISY FUND SAVES LIVES PAHS' Daisy Fund makes it possible for us to help dogs like Peter Parker who was abandoned at the vet with a severe case of parvovirus. Thanks to PAHS, this little guy got treated and survived. He was adopted and is now thriving in a loving home. Your donation to Daisy Fund is how PAHS is able to save the lives of animals in need of veterinary care. To find out more, visit: https://www.paloalto.../daisys-day-2021 Special thanks to the Palo Alto Daily Post for featuring Peter Parker's remarkable story.
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    Save Wildlife! Discard Used Masks & Gloves Properly Wildlife, especially birds, fish, and smaller mammals, has been injured or killed by improperly discarded Covid-19 masks and gloves. Scientists at the Smithsonian Institution suggest we use reusable masks. When you discard a mask, cut off the straps first. When you discard plastic gloves, cut them up first. These measures will greatly reduce threats to wildlife.  Read the Smithsonian article at: https://www.smithson...dlife-180977502/
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    HELP PAHS HELP ANIMALS! Your contribution to the Palo Alto Humane Society's Daisy Fund will allow us to provide veterinary care for local animals in need. To learn more about the Daisy Fund and how to contribute, visit: https://www.paloalto.../daisys-day-2021. Special thanks to the Palo Alto Daily Post for promoting this year's Daisy's Day fundraiser.
    1 week ago Patty Hurley
    Good article but wish they had included the Date of Daisy's Day.
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY! As we wind down this week of service and remembrance (September 11–17) co-promoted by the cities of Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, we flashback to a couple of years ago and our volunteer Rhea Sampson's words about service to the larger community. Watch her video produced in collaboration with Hillview Middle School of Menlo Park https://www.youtube....ch?v=LQyk0wmOKNg
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    DAISY'S DAY - PAHS' MOST IMPACTFUL FUNDRAISER  Now is the best time to donate to the Daisy Fund so pets and rescued animals throughout the Peninsula can get the veterinary care they need to survive. Special thanks to the Palo Alto Daily Post for spreading the word about Daisy's Day!  Little Inky (pictured in the article), was abandoned in a community cat colony and rescued by PAHS. Little Inky's veterinary care—exam, shots, and neuter surgery—were paid for by the Daisy Fund. Your donation will help animals like Little Inky live a healthy, happy life. We couldn't do what we do without your support. Learn more at: https://www.paloalto.../daisys-day-2021
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    LITTLE KITTEN FOUND IN BACKYARD Meet Spyder who was discovered in the backyard of Steve, PAHS' graphic designer. He found, rescued, and took indoors this little adorable kitten whom he named Spyder. Spyder is being cared for and getting used to the companionship of two friendly dogs and another cat in his new home. The task at hand is to locate Spyder's mom and dad (who are very likely feral cats) and make sure they are spayed and neutered and also have a steady source of food and water.
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    PAUSE FOR PAHS THERAPY PAWS Are you feeling stressed now that you're back to work? Take a timeout with PAHS Therapy Paws—have our friendly canine ambassadors visit your place of employment. See the photo of Alicia petting Fabiola, who is all dressed up at Nuro Robotics in Mountain View. Special thanks to the Palo Alto Daily Post for spreading the word about this program. For more information about PAHS Therapy Paws, email Carole Hyde, our executive director, at carole.hyde@paloaltohumane.org or call her at (650) 424-1901.
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    National Pet Memorial Day, Second Sunday in September On this second Sunday in September (September 12), we at Palo Alto Humane Society pause to remember these wonderful animals who worked at our side in our education and community outreach programs. May they rest in peace. We remember their gentle service.
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    NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE 2020 Many thanks to Youth Community Service and the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto—our partners and hosts in this activity—and to Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority for sharing photos of some of the many animals adopted at the shelter during the pandemic. And special thanks to our young participants and their parents who gave of their time and artistic skills to produce wonderful portraits.
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    STUDENTS' REPORTING ON ANIMAL-RELATED ISSUES One way for students to make a difference from home is to do research and write about animal-related issues. Then they can submit their findings to the PAHS Education Program. Adi Nkumbh, a senior at Palo Alto High School, focused this summer on environmental and human-induced disruption of animal habitats. Read his reports and others at: paloaltohumane.org/special-reports/
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    TOMORROW: FUN ART PROJECT TO HONOR NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE Please join PAHS for Community Animal Art Creation. Tomorrow, Sept. 11 at the Palo Alto Oshman Family JCC from 9am to 1pm.
    Middle School & up are invited to create animal-inspired art. (3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, 94303) Please watch this video for details: https://www.youtube....ch?v=SV__Dt2p3wc
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    BEST STRESS RELIEF - DOGS!
    PAHS THERAPY PAWS TO THE RESCUE! As featured in The Palo Alto Daily Post (Sept. 8th), adorable dogs provided a much-needed break in a hectic work day at Nuro Technologies, the robotics company in Mountain View (Aug. 4th). The PAHS Therapy Paws program brings friendly and gentle dogs to worksites, senior centers, and universities.  Read the article to find out more about this beneficial program and please contact pahs@paloaltohumane.org to find out how you can have Therapy Paws come to your place of business.
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    NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE—SEPT. 11
    SIGN UP FOR A FUN ART PROJECT! Please join PAHS for a Community Animal Art Creation that will tell the stories of adopted shelter animals.  Middle school (and older) students should meet at the Oshman Family JCC (3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, 94303) to create your animal portrait. Saturday, September 11—9am to 1pm  Free Registration at: https://youthcommuni...-day-of-service/ Hope to see you there!
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    COYOTES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD! Keep your pets on a leash, and inside at night! Frequent local reports point to increased coyote activity along the mid-Peninsula. Thanks to Palo Alto Patch and Palo Alto Animal Control for offering timely advice regarding coyotes and other wildlife.  If you witness a coyote, mountain lion, or other wildlife in your neighborhood, bring your pet inside, do not interact, and contact your local animal control.
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    PAHS Celebrates Labor Day 2021 by… Remembering that animals, especially horses, worked very hard in the early years of our organization and that our efforts were focused on providing shady places for these horses to rest and water for them to drink.  We ask you to celebrate our working animals as well this Labor Day and to stay safe as you enjoy the day. To discover more about PAHS' early (and current) years, visit: https://www.paloalto...ut-pahs/history/
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    NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE—SEPTEMBER 11
    SIGN UP FOR OUR COMMUNITY ART PROJECT! Join the Palo Alto Humane Society (PAHS) and the Oshman Family JCC to create canvas art that will tell the stories of adopted shelter animals. Meet at the Oshman Family JCC to create your animal portrait. We are thankful for the wonderful photos of Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA) animals adopted during the pandemic that will be our inspiration!  Age: Middle school and older
    Time: 9am - 1pm on Sept. 11th
    Location: OFJCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, 94303 To sign up (it's free), go to: https://youthcommuni...-day-of-service/
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    SEPTEMBER 4—NATIONAL WILDLIFE DAY On this day, observe your surroundings. The creatures and animals sharing our world live under our feet and in the sky above us. Our rivers, lakes, and oceans are also teeming with wildlife of all sizes. It’s essential to understand how we impact the habitats that animals need to survive. Their homes supply their food and shelter. Enjoy the photos of local wildlife taken by PAHS social media contributor and nature photographer, Susan Stienstra. Pictured are a fawn, a Western Gray Squirrel, and two White-Crowned Sparrows.
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    Flashback Friday! As we get ready to celebrate Labor Day, we remember a special summer day in July when our long-time volunteer Rhea Sampson visited LifeMoves in Mountain View to lead a singalong about kindness to animals and introduce her dogs Shannon (Golden Retriever) and Travis (Rat Terrier mix). To learn about our education offerings and Rhea's book about Shannon the rescue dog—she rescued Travis!—visit our Education page at: https://www.paloalto...cation-programs/
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    SEPT 1—PAHS Education Programs in the Palo Alto Daily Post The Daily Post is helping PAHS usher in the school year with an article about our education programs for youth who love animals.  To learn more about PAHS Education Programs, visit: https://www.paloalto...cation-programs/ or contact our education manager, Leonor Delgado, at: leonor.delgado@paloaltohumane.org.
    3 weeks ago Karin Conn
    Great article and photo Leonor!
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    MEET PUTTY—OUR LATEST RECRUIT! Putty is a little boy, but what he might lack in size, he makes up for tenfold in experience and love to give. He's a trained therapy dog with years of experience visiting children and adults in hospital settings and other venues. He's now a full-fledged team member with PAHS Therapy Paws and our PAWS 2 PAHS education packs. To find out more about these programs, contact us at: pahs@paloaltohumane.org
    3 weeks ago Sophie Richey 1
    You sweet puppy, you are just “too cute”!!!!💕💕
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    🐰🐰 Emergency Alert! 🐰🐰
    Update: 11 rabbits still need foster homes!! All are healthy and in good condition and are at Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.
    Please consider if you can foster or adopt even one—that would be of help. The shelter needs these animals transferred out. 🐰 Contact Heather Bechtel & The Rabbit Haven 831 239-7119 or email Director@therabbithaven.org
    3 weeks ago Heather Bechtel 1
    thank you so much - Great post -
    3 weeks ago Palo Alto Humane Society
    Heather Bechtel We will continue to post about this situation.
    3 weeks ago Heather Bechtel
    WE still have 11 rabbits! HELP please Auntie Heather 831 239-7119
    3 weeks ago Palo Alto Humane Society
    Heather Bechtel Susan Stienstra updated the post.
    3 weeks ago Palo Alto Humane Society
    Heather Bechtel We will continue to post about this situation.
    3 weeks ago Heather Bechtel
    WE still have 11 rabbits! HELP please Auntie Heather 831 239-7119
    3 weeks ago Palo Alto Humane Society
    Heather Bechtel Susan Stienstra updated the post.
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY—PAHS' FINAL 2021 YAPPY HOUR As we get ready to usher in September and say good-bye to the summer, let's remember our last Yappy Hour from the beginning of the month—enjoyed by all attendees, human and canine alike. Special thanks to the Sheraton Palo Alto and Poolside Grill for hosting this summer's Yappy Hours. PAHS is planning more Yappy Hours for the fall, so keep posted by visiting this page and our website at: https://www.paloaltohumane.org/
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    AUGUST 26—NATIONAL DOG DAY For National Dog Day, PAHS celebrates our wonderful canines who visit various companies, senior centers, and colleges. These visits bring joy, calmness, and health to so many appreciative dog lovers, as part of our Therapy Paws program. The dogs have as good a time being petted and adored as the people who relax and play with them.  Photos below are of Fabiola (Black Lab mix), Cece (Yellow Lab), Max (Pug), and Rigby (Australian Shepherd) at our recent visit to Nuro Technologies in Mountain View. To learn more about Therapy Paws, visit: https://www.paloalto...hs-therapy-paws/ or write to us at: pahs@paloaltohumane.org.
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    ATTENTION: HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS—LATEST STUDENT RESEARCH! Local high-school students have been busy this summer preparing Student Special Reports for PAHS. Two recently posted reports are "Factory Farming" (https://www.paloaltohumane.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Factory-Farming.pdf) by a Gunn High School senior and "Climate Change—How this issue affects animals and what we can do to mitigate it" (https://www.paloaltohumane.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/PAHS210017_Special_Report_Climate_Change_r1.pdf) by Abhishek Garud, a local high school freshman. To learn more about Student Special Reports, visit: https://www.paloalto...special-reports/ and contact: leonor.delgado@paloaltohumane.org
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    HOW ARE PUPS FARING DURING THE PANDEMIC? Bay Woof tells us that spending more quality time with our dogs during the pandemic has led to an increase in canine obesity. Read the article in Bay Woof here:
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    LOCAL PELICANS RESCUED! Two pelicans are receiving care at a wildcare center, thanks to Palo Alto Animal Control Officers Jeannette and Cody and Lisa, the ranger at Palo Alto Open Space, who rescued the pelicans last weekend.  If you see an animal in need of care, contact Animal Control at (650) 329-2413. Also, to learn more about how to help animals in need, visit the PAHS Help page at: paloaltohumane.org/help/
    4 weeks ago Bea Crane
    I LOVE pelicans! Ever since a vaca to Galveston! They’re everywhere!!
    4 weeks ago Palo Alto Humane Society
    Bea Crane We're so happy that these two were rescued and attended to. <3
    4 weeks ago Bea Crane
    Palo Alto Humane Society y’all are great! I live just outside of Sac now, but got my Molly from you when she was just 3 months old. She was found on the steps of the police station in a rainstorm. Grossly underweight, and a huge sore on the end of her ear. 14 years later, and she’s still the love of my life!! 😻
    4 weeks ago Palo Alto Humane Society
    Bea Crane So glad Molly continues to do well. She's so lucky to have you as her special "purrson." <3
    4 weeks ago Palo Alto Humane Society
    Bea Crane We're so happy that these two were rescued and attended to. <3
    4 weeks ago Bea Crane
    Palo Alto Humane Society y’all are great! I live just outside of Sac now, but got my Molly from you when she was just 3 months old. She was found on the steps of the police station in a rainstorm. Grossly underweight, and a huge sore on the end of her ear. 14 years later, and she’s still the love of my life!! 😻
    4 weeks ago Palo Alto Humane Society
    Bea Crane So glad Molly continues to do well. She's so lucky to have you as her special "purrson." <3
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    If You Missed "Animals Inspire Us!" Yesterday (Aug. 21), It's up and running at https://www.facebook.../797386284289196. Take a look, stay for the show, and enjoy!  "Animals Inspire Us" is an annual co-production of the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose and Palo Alto Humane Society.