We so much enjoy partnering with Club J and the Oshman JCC. Thanks for the oppor…

We so much enjoy partnering with Club J and the Oshman JCC. Thanks for the opportunity to work with you!













Thanks everyone for another memorable Mitzvah Day!

Special thanks to our many sponsors, charities, staff and especially YOU! For more ways to give back, visit: www.paloaltojcc.org/MitzvahCorps

Palo Alto Open Space Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve Community Services Agency Jewish Family and Children’s Services Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Fisher House Foundation Palo Alto Humane Society Stanford Children’s Health – Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Project Linus Hint Izzy’s Brooklyn Bagels Hobee’s California Restaurants

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Cécile Goes to Imagination School!On Friday, January 12, Imagination School in…

Cécile Goes to Imagination School!

On Friday, January 12, Imagination School in Palo Alto (http://www.imagination-school.org/) welcomed Cécile and her person Jaye to a special educational session about rabbits as pets and caring for them. Cécile, a dwarf French Hotot rabbit rescued by Jaye, was remarkably calm yet curious and grateful for the treats the students offered her. This session was very enjoyable for all the participants!

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Cody at Mountain View High! Cody proved to be a great companion when he visited…

Cody at Mountain View High!
Cody proved to be a great companion when he visited Kathy Brenner’s and Bana Green’s classrooms at Mountain View High School (http://www.mvla.net/MVHS/) this past Thursday, January 11. Cody was there to do what he does best—show what service dogs do to help people and provide a relaxing environment. In the course of his visits, students learned more about Cody from his person Kathy Merkle-Raymond and about the compassion animals show us and how we can be compassionate to animals from Patty Hurley, PAHS’ volunteer education advisor, and Leonor Delgado, PAHS’ education manager. As for Cody, he received lots of love!

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Frasier Needs a Caring Home Please contact Danielle at Danielle.e.smith574@gmail…

Frasier Needs a Caring Home
Please contact Danielle at Danielle.e.smith574@gmail.com if you want to meet Frasier. Danielle is fostering wonderful Frasier, and here’s what she says about him:
“He is such a people’s man. He has the most outgoing, fun-loving personality I have ever encountered in a cat. When someone new comes around he will wander into the room trilling for an introduction. He likes to bound around at times and play with ribbons and fishy poles, or will even chase a bell ball around on the hardwood alone. He is also a complete lounge mate and will chill on the couch with you as you watch TV. He loves to give head butts to snuggle, and will nestle in under your chin to curl up right into any free nooks. He is a purr box when he is getting rubies, and will drool for a massage! His favorite place will always be with his human.

When there is commotion in the house, he will usually join in from a visible spot in the room so that he can feel like he is part of the action and survey the whole scene. If you give him attention, he will always come back for more, but is happy just being with the group as well. Frasier is more than anything, a people oriented cat, but he does get along with any other kitties. He is more playful when other cats are in the picture, and will initiate friendly wrestling and tumbling, so it would be best for the other kitty to have enough energy to get on with him. He is a little puma.

That said, he does not have a single mean bone in his body – towards humans or other animals. When I was introducing him to my cat, she was quite resistant, hissing at him, scratching and biting, etc.. and all he would ever do is recover and then go back and continue to try to play, no claws/ no teeth. He would be a good cat to have with children in the house as well, as he is very patient – I have never seen him lash out. Since he is so outgoing, he would probably be fine with dogs as well, though they need to be kitty safe! No first timers, please.

Frasier is a medium-large, black/brown, short-haired, domestic tabby. He is neutered and FIV negative.”




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Pony, a Pit Bull mix rescued by Rocket Dog ( based in Oakland from a cruelty (do…

Pony, a Pit Bull mix rescued by Rocket Dog (https://www.rocketdogrescue.org/) based in Oakland from a cruelty (dog-fighting) situation, was a big hit in the fifth-grade class at Beechwood School (http://www.beechwoodschool.org/) in Menlo Park engaged in a project-based learning program sponsored by PAHS focusing on helping animals in the community. Andy and Barbara from Rocket Dog talked at length about Pit Bulls—truths and myths and rescue efforts—and explained how a dog rescue organization works. Pony is Andy’s canine companion. Thanks to Rocket Dog—Andy, Barbara, and Pony! <3

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PAHS’ PAWS 2 PAHS feline volunteer Marlowe (shown as a kitten with his “foster m…

PAHS’ PAWS 2 PAHS feline volunteer Marlowe (shown as a kitten with his “foster mom” Nala) is an old hand at school and after-school visits with his person Jaye. Buddy is the “newbie dog on the block” atr PAWS 2 PAHS, and he’ll soon participate in our humane ed programs with his person Andrea. For more information about our humane education programs, contact Leonor at leonor.delgado@paloaltohumane.org or call us at (650) 424-1901.


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The Hunt for ‘Fire Cats’ Amid Northern California Ashes

The search goes on for missing cats after the wildfires in Sonoma County…

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/01/us/fire-cats-california.html?emc=edit_th_20180102&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=39155228&_r=0

The Hunt for ‘Fire Cats’ Amid Northern California Ashes

In a neighborhood razed by fire, a woman is tracking and trapping house cats that fled in October and still elude their owners.

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This is the rescue film for “Buffalo Bill Cody,” now known as “Mr. T.,” original…


This is the rescue film for “Buffalo Bill Cody,” now known as “Mr. T.,” originally posted on Facebook by William A Warrior. Palo Alto Humane Society, with the help of William A Warrior and Cody Macartney, received this cat from Palo Alto Animal Services and moved him to a safe feral colony. He was given sufficient time to acclimate to the colony and area and he was fed and cared for. He’s now a very happy cat who roams very close to home.

https://vimeo.com/249340615Rescue and successful rehabilitation of a feral cat with a soup can stuck on his head… Piano background courtesy ShadyDave at Freesound.org https://freesound.org/people/ShadyDave/sounds/325611/ …

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