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A Century of Compassion: P A HS ’ FIRS T 100 YEA RS 16 Pg. P A HS InITIA TIvES Pg. 4 P A HS nEwS Pg. 22 A S EA S o n o F gIvIng Pg. 26 Letter from the Executive Director Issue no. 1 / 2009 : Table of Contents Toward a Second Century of Compassion 8 PG. Abou T PAH S 2 PG. PAH S PE oPl E 3 PG. If a homeless kitten cries for food, if a puppy • To augment its vital spay-neuter interven- P A H S In I T I A T IvE S outgrows her welcome and is chained in tions, PAHS plans to initiate a capital 4 PG. isolation, if a calf is unnaturally confined and campaign for a mobile clinic that can take intErvEntion: PG. 5 cannot stand or extend his limbs, the need urgently needed free and low-cost surgical EDucation: PG. 8 aDvocacy: PG. 11 for compassion must be voiced. services to communities beyond Palo Alto. The spay-neuter van will advance PAHS’ A c E nT u R Y oF c om PAS S Ion For a century, the Palo Alto Humane Society goal that every kitten or puppy born should 16 PG. has provided that voice and has called for the be wanted and have a chance to find a PaHs’ first 100 yEars: PG. 16 humane treatment and regard of animals. loving home. cEntEnnial cElEbration: PG. 20 During its century of service, PAHS has moved • PAHS will extend its time-honored humane P A H S nE w S beyond shelter management to focus on education program, Animals Everywhere, to 22 PG. creating and sponsoring proven programs in reach all schools in California in fulfillment PaHs yEarbook 2008: PG. 22 support of its mission: of state education code requirements, using PaHs rEcommEnDs: 23 PG. PG. 10 to alleviate the suffering of animals, increase a newly created online curriculum. PAHS I R E S c u E d A H u m An T od AY a PoEm public sensitivity to animal issues, and elevate also seeks to create a farm to promote 25 PG. the status of animals in our society through education about safe, humane farm practices c om PAS S IonAT E g Iv Ing innovative programs in intervention, education, and food sourcing. 26 PG. and advocacy. • Through a new advocacy initiative, Humane a sEason of GivinG: PG. 26 Planet, PAHS aims to encourage aware and lEGaciEs: 27 PG. Intervention delivers vital assistance and 24 PG. ways to GivE to PaHs: PG. 29 conscious living regarding the treatment of promotes spaying and neutering to ensure makE a DiffErEncE: 30 PG. animals, by creating a place for the regard that every kitten, puppy, or bunny born may many tHanks: PG. 31 of animals in the healthy-eating, green, and find a loving home. c l AS S IF IE d Ad S organic movements. Humane Planet is Education furnishes the essential foundation creating guides to ethical living and will 32 PG. for successful advocacy and intervention on promote humane sourcing of foods, in w I T H gR A T I Tu dE behalf of animals. furtherance of the recently passed Proposition inside back cover 2 for the welfare of farm animals. It will also Advocacy promotes wise legislation and public develop and promote humane legislation policy informed by understanding of and for the State of California. compassion for animals. In the coming century, PAHS will continue to focus on In the articles that follow, you will have an A Vision for the 21st Century opportunity to read further about our second- mission-related initiatives that anticipate and respond With 100 years of experience and a reputation century initiatives. Like all of PAHS’ work, to community needs. for pioneering and excellence, PAHS has built these new programs are entirely donor-funded. a solid foundation of respect for its service to I invite you to join us in creating a second Join us in creating a second century of compassion — the community. In the coming century, PAHS century of compassion — through your support through your support of PAHS and your own daily acts will continue to focus on mission-related of PAHS and your own daily acts of loving initiatives that anticipate and respond to kindness and mercy toward animals. of loving kindness and mercy toward animals. community needs. Compassion: A Compass for Humane Living Magazine Issue no. 1: 2009 contributors Sharan Daniel, Ben Davidow, Launching PAHS’ second century of compassion Carole Hyde, Erin Scott, Christy Wishon DEsiGn Geoff Ahmann, Jill Kadlec, akacreativegroup.com PHoto crEDits are three major initiatives that reflect covEr “Bailey” by Dori Dorombozi (www.pawrifficpup.com); all other photos from Palo Alto Humane Society Photo the three-pronged approach of intervention, Carole Hyde Archives, unless otherwise noted. aDDrEss Palo Alto Humane Society, 520 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 education, and advocacy: Executive Director wEbsitE www.paloaltohumane.org Email commEnts PAHS@paloaltohumane.org Palo Alto Humane Society compassion pg . 1 About the Palo Alto Humane Society PAHS People PAHS People Staff Carole Hyde serves as the organization’s executive director. Carole has been an integral Board of Directors part of PAHS since 1991, giving a constant, Ben Davidow, a student at Earlham College, compassionate voice to animals in our advocates for animals through programs community. She is a founding member of the promoting vegetarianism, healthy eating, and Stanford Cat Network and creator of Mow Wow farm animal welfare. Ben is dedicated and Animals, an innovative humane educational works tirelessly toward making the world a program for California schools. better place for our animal family. Christy Sablan is PAHS’ director of humane Jennifer Knapp was elected to the PAHS board education. She has many years of experience in December 2008. Jennifer has been an attorney in public schools and after-school programs at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati for over teaching children and incorporating humane seven years, where she focuses on corporate education into the curriculum. Christy brings and securities law and provides pro bono legal a passion for teaching children and a love of counsel to a number of organizations, including animals to the job of creating and introducing PAHS. She volunteers her time on a number a humane education program into schools. of animal-related issues, and is dedicated to Erin Scott is manager of organizational promoting veganism and compassion towards development and curator for PAHS’ Animal Art all animals, including humans. Gallery. Erin brings a knowledge of natural systems, a passion for educating about the Al Platt has served as a board member for web of life, and the goal of bettering the lives PAHS since 2005 and is currently acting of all to which we are accountable — animals, as president. Al was formerly director of the people and planet. Centre for Living with Dying and, having served many philanthropies, brings a depth Christy Wishon is assistant to the director. and breadth of experience and wisdom to She has worked with animals for many years, the organization. as an animal technician and as a volunteer at the Oakland Zoo. She holds a bachelor of PHotos lEft to riGHt: toP row: Ben Davidow and Puddles, Joe Camp and Benji, Jennifer Knapp sEconD row: Barbara Platt Advisory Board science degree in biology from California and Cheerio, Peter Drekmeier, Philip Giffin bottom row: Christy Sablan and Lovie, Christy Wishon, Erin Scott and foster cat Bear Joe Camp is a celebrated Hollywood director State University at Bakersfield with cum laude and producer of the Benji film series and author honors. In addition to helping in the office, of Soul of a Horse. Joe is passionately devoted she gives classroom presentations for PAHS. For a century, the Palo Alto Humane Society has to the welfare of animals and has generously CatWorks and Spay/neuter Program provided a voice for the humane treatment and regard supported PAHS’ work in advocating for their Ann Nussbaum is a former PAHS board humane treatment. member and a longtime homeless cat rescuer. of animals. Ann is dedicated to the welfare of homeless Peter Drekmeier, Mayor of Palo Alto in 2009, animals and provides countless hours of The Palo Alto Humane Society is a 501c3 charitable is a passionate advocate for the preservation of communication and rescue to address the organization dedicated to animal welfare. one of the natural spaces. Peter is a conservationist and increasing needs of the community. environmental educator and serves as Bay Area few humane societies nationwide without an animal Program Director of the Tuolumne River Trust. Partners shelter, PAHS is collocated with the Animal Art Gallery, Sharan Daniel: Writing, editing and marketing Philip Giffin is an Emmy-nominated composer Stephen Hollingsworth: Creative and technical which raises money for its programs. and is the producer/director of If Animals contributor Could Speak For Themselves, a still-life movie Marilyn Kanes: Accounting and centennial Visit the Palo Alto Humane Society at 520 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, Monday about the work and history of the Palo Alto year event chair through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or online at www.paloaltohumane.org. The telephone Humane Society. Patty Winter: Grant writer and events number is (650) 424-1901. committee member pg . 2 compassion Palo Alto Humane Society Palo Alto Humane Society compassion pg . 3 PAHS Initiatives: Intervention PA H S I n I T I AT I V E S Intervention Spaying or neutering is the single most important act of intervention for the prevention of animals’ suffering. Spaying and neutering — A High-impact action. That is why PAHS underwrites the Intervention spaying of over 1,000 homeless cats and pets Visitors to the Palo Alto Humane Society and every year and dedicates $70,000 annually to Animal Art Gallery often ask, “Where are the this crucially important program — the largest animals?” PAHS is among the 10 percent such charitable fund in the Peninsula. of humane societies nationwide that do not PAHS plans to take spaying and neutering to operate shelters. Instead, PAHS manages the streets. To increase the effectiveness of programs geared to making sure that animals its longstanding voucher program, PAHS will are treated with respect and not cast aside to add a mobile spay and neuter veterinary end their days in a shelter. clinic. The spay-neuter van will greatly expand PAHS’ fund to spay and neuter homeless the reach of PAHS’ CatWorks and poverty cats and pets of people in financial need is the spay-neuter programs by increasing convenient program with the most immediate impact access to low-cost and free facilities. This toward this goal. service is especially needed now, as municipal and tax-funded facilities are cutting back on Spaying or neutering is the single most spay-neuter services. important act of intervention for the prevention of animals’ suffering and their death in animal The spay-neuter van will provide the added shelters. Eight million animals enter the critical ingredient of education on pet welfare, country’s shelters every year. Most of them, animal abandonment, and cruelty laws. PAHS cats especially, never find a home. Unwanted will seek to operate the van in conjunction cats become street dwellers, suffering hardships with its field volunteers, a volunteer veterinary and dying homeless or in a shelter. Unwanted corps, and other nonprofit organizations dedicated to addressing neutering of pets and dogs and rabbits can suffer terrible isolation homeless animals. chained outside or caged. The mobile clinic will represent PAHS’ first These tragedies can be averted through the capital campaign since the building of shelters simple acts of spaying and neutering pets. earlier in its first century. Donors are needed Free and low-cost spay-neuter options are the to endow or contribute to the $70,000 annual key to getting many people to take this simple spay-neuter fund and to contribute to the lEft: Excerpts from Sex and the Kitty, a comic book on spaying $250,000 campaign for the spay-neuter mobile and neutering, written and illustrated for PAHS by William van. Contact Carole Hyde or Erin Scott, at Warrior, animal control officer with Palo Alto Animal Services. (650) 424-1901, about how you can give. pg . 4 compassion Palo Alto Humane Society Palo Alto Humane Society compassion pg . 5 PAHS Initiatives: Intervention PAHS Initiatives: Intervention Feral and homeless cats are present everywhere. recovery. He was adopted in November 2008, applicants in need of help with medical care The cats escape notice, coming out at night and he was named Antares (“bright red star”). for their pets. Both programs keep animals in places people frequent during the day — Carin also rescued four kittens from an from being surrendered to animal shelters shopping centers, parks, and schools. ” unlicensed “pet shop, where they were confined by rescuers or pet owners who cannot afford Volunteers like Carin and the PAHS CatWorks in a small cage. Animal control officers took veterinary care. Both programs are vital program fill a vital niche in the community, up the unauthorized pet shop case. examples of the ways in which a non-shelter working in tandem to save more cats from humane society can keep animals out of a Carin says the reward for her hard work is desperation on inhospitable streets or shelter and in loving homes. ARF and PetHelp knowing that she is helping to solve the euthanization in overpopulated shelters. PAHS’ are donor-funded. To donate to these life- problem of too many homeless cats, helping donor-funded CatWorks, a spay-and-neuter saving veterinary programs, contact PAHS at to increase the quality of life for the cats, program for feral and homeless cat populations, (650) 424-1901. and reducing the numbers of animals in over- provides member volunteers with vouchers crowded shelters and on the streets. for discounted spaying and neutering. Profile of a Rescuer: Carin Schroff Carin Schroff always had pets and loved cats, If she could have one wish for help in her Carin traps mainly in East San Jose and down- rescues, Carin said it would be more veterinary but it wasn’t until 1995 when a feral mom cat town San Jose, where many people do not clinics participating in discounted spaying took refuge in her garage and had a litter that have the resources to take in homeless cats or and neutering so there would be more open she realized how large a problem homeless do not know where to get help for strays. Carin appointments and more places to take animals and feral cats were in the Bay Area. Seeing often learns of problems by word of mouth, in need. She added that animal rescuers are this new mom scavenge for food and struggle from locals who know they can come to her only a small part of the solution to cat home- to feed her young babies, Carin fed her, got for help, or she will take in homeless and feral lessness. “If everyone could just take care her spayed, and took care of the kittens — one cats off of the streets where she knows there of their own backyard or street,” she said, “we of whom is now her own 14-year-old cat. is a problem. She takes the cats to clinics that accept PAHS vouchers. could work toward the end of euthanasia. ” Carin finds PAHS CatWorks Carin finds PAHS CatWorks a lifesaver for Saving Lives, Preserving Bonds a lifesaver for rescuers; rescuers; without PAHS’ vouchers, a whole The Palo Alto Humane Society helps save lives segment of the homeless cat population she through its veterinary assistance programs. without PAHS’ vouchers, works with would not be able to get neutered. The Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) helps with a whole segment of the The county also provides vouchers for feral rehabilitation expenses for homeless animals homeless cat population cats, but some clinics require a feral test to be rescued by PAHS’ field volunteers. The PetHelp done on the cats before they will be admitted fund provides financial assistance to qualifying she works with would not for a same-day appointment. Cats that test less be able to get neutered. than feral are required to wait three weeks for PHoto abovE: Antares when found. bElow: Antares one month after rescue by Carin Schroff. an appointment, which, as Carin points out, is Thus began Carin’s interest as a rescuer. She impossible to do with a homeless cat. If Carin started on a small scale, using trap-neuter- releases a trapped cat, there is no guarantee return (TNR) techniques to spay and neuter 10 she will catch the same cat on the day of the How You Can Help to 20 cats a year in her community. In 2004, appointment, and a cat returned to the street Rescuers spend thousands of dollars out of their own pockets every year taking cats to veterinarians when she discovered a feral cat colony of 30 without neutering will likely produce more litters, for treatment. The Palo Alto Humane Society contributes with its Animal Rescue Fund and not far from her home, she began working on compounding the homeless problem. PetHelp programs, in addition to the CatWorks spay-neuter funding. More funds are always needed a much larger scale, taking in approximately Two recent rescues were especially memorable in this area. To donate, contact PAHS. 300 cats a year for spay and neuter services for Carin. One was a 2-month-old kitten she To volunteer and become a foster parent for cats in need, feed feral cat colonies, or learn TNR, and rescuing about 100 cats annually from the found in a trailer park. Emaciated, covered with please contact PAHS and fill out an application at www.paloaltohumane.org. Or contact San Jose shelter. She volunteers 20 hours a fleas, suffering from a broken leg with an open Stanford Cat Network at email@example.com or Peninsula CatWorks at www.peninsula week taking feral cats for neutering and spends wound, the kitten would have soon died on its catworks.org. three days a week in adoption fairs for cats own. With food, fluids, antibiotics, and love, she takes from shelters, who would otherwise he flourished. His broken leg was inoperable, To adopt a rescued cat or kitten from Carin Schroff, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or be euthanized. near his hip joint, but he made nearly a full visit her website at www.humanityforcats.com. pg . 6 compassion Palo Alto Humane Society Palo Alto Humane Society compassion pg . 7 PAHS Initiatives: Education PAHS Initiatives: Education PA H S I n I T I AT I V E S Education imals. r Mow Wow An scoe Pelkey fo d by Bri ations create ts from anim Still sho To introduce the curricula into the schools, PAHS will build teacher-training programs, conduct educational conferences and forums, create school district and school of education partnerships, and develop a volunteer cadre “The school will be the way!” of teachers. To face a growing reality affecting Dr. Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965), theologian and philosopher who expounded a reverence for life Mow Wow Animals the welfare of animals, PAHS will set as a second-century goal the teaching of humane Mow Wow Animals is a web-based curriculum Education Blooms at the Palo Alto There is nothing like taking a companion education and the provision of humane in humane education developed by the Palo Humane Society animal into the classroom to excite and interest materials through its Animals Everywhere and Alto Humane Society for use in California For those concerned about creating a humane children in learning about the welfare of Mow Wow programs in the Spanish language. schools. Built around short animations such world, the Education Code of the State of animals. For schools that do not have access to as “Who Lives In the Backyard?” and “Sad California shows a way forward. This farsighted the traditional humane society teacher, PAHS All children deserve the pleasure and privilege Dog, Happy Dog,” the lessons give children code requires the teaching of morality and civic has developed a new format. This new on-line of learning about animals. For the animals, a a foundation for developing a lifelong sense responsibility. It regards the humane treatment curriculum, playfully called Mow Wow Animals, life free of cruelty, with full well-being, depends of ethics and compassion, by helping them of animals as one aspect of the broader ethic is aimed at fulfilling the schools’ mandate to on the education and enlightenment of human imagine the lives and needs of animals. of good citizenship — the responsibility of teach humane education. It is designed for busy beings and the encouragement of the humane sentiment that humans possess by nature. The Palo Alto Humane Society Farm each of us toward others who live in our society, teachers, to help them satisfy the requirement PAHS is pleased to continue its century-old PAHS seeks to establish an educational center including the animals with whom we share of ethics education according to established tradition of teaching the values of humanity to introduce children to farm animals and our earth. standards. Mow Wow has developed and will and humaneness to animals. teach children about the special considerations soon introduce a curriculum for kindergarten To help teachers fulfill this mandate, the Palo of these animals and their welfare. The PAHS through fourth grades; a curriculum is under- Alto Humane Society is enhancing its award- Farm will complement PAHS’ education and way for older students as well. “Each teacher shall endeavor to impress winning Animals Everywhere elementary school advocacy programs, providing the indelible program to include new curricula and new Mow Wow has been developed and tested upon the minds of the pupils the principles of lessons of hands-on experience to children formats for teachers to use. The PAHS teaching by a consortium of educators from the Palo morality… and the meaning of equality who otherwise would have little to no contact program is based on the principle that imagi- Alto Humane Society, Palo Alto Unified and human dignity, including the promo- with farm animals. PAHS is seeking an inter- nation encourages empathy; if children can School District, the San Francisco Unified tion of harmonious relations, kindness ested resident of Woodside, Portola Valley, or imagine animals’ lives and learn to recognize School District, and Stanford University, with toward domestic pets, and the humane other mid-Peninsula community to house that animals hold a place in the balance of funding from a gift by Stanford University treatment of living creatures.” the PAHS Farm in a tax-deductible partnership. life, they will retain throughout their lives an Professor Virginia Walbot to the Palo Alto From the Education Code of the California Department To discuss, contact Carole Hyde, executive inherent empathy for animals. Humane Society. of Education director of PAHS. pg . 8 compassion Palo Alto Humane Society Palo Alto Humane Society compassion pg . 9 PAHS Initiatives: Education PAHS Initiatives: Advocacy PA H S I n I T I AT I V E S Advocacy From its beginnings, PAHS has advocated for animals’ rights and welfare. Today’s Humane Planet observations from a Classroom By Christy Wishon advocacy initiative gives a voice to the many animals adversely affected by industrialized systems and On March 18, 2009, Christy Wishon and Susan Stienstra visited a preschool class at Stanford planetary destruction. Madera Grove Children’s Center. They presented ” “Henry Discovers a Happy Farm, a new feature they need veterinary care just like cats and of PAHS’ humane education program. This unique dogs do, and that they should be kept inside story, featuring Henry the dog and his five The initiative has three areas of focus: the house and treated like members of the animal friends, offers lifelong lessons to children family and given a nice soft place to bounce • Humane Living encompasses education in kindergarten through third grade classrooms around on (not hard metal wired cages that about human–animal relationships, problems, about caring humanely for animals. hurt their feet). Also, she let the children know and solutions. Twelve 3-year-old children gathered in a circle that rabbits can be litter-box trained (which • Humane Commerce provides humane on floor cushions, eagerly awaiting our puppet is always a plus in cleaning after them!), and consumer information and ethical options. show. After a brief introduction, Susan and I how to properly pick up and hold a rabbit. • Humane Eating addresses food production, set up behind a bookshelf with our puppets We also reminded them not to choose a rabbit large animal agribusiness, and the power and proceeded with the show. The children for Easter and to choose a stuffed bunny or a of choice. loved the puppets and laughed out loud at the chocolate one instead — unless they are going voices we used. They especially loved Chuck Humane Planet reveals the inherent unsustain- to provide full care year-round with their the Chicken, with his funny cluck-cluck. ability in current patterns in modern life, parents for the rabbit, and then of course Humane Planet After the show, we talked with the children adopting a bunny would be wonderful! After especially those based on human dominance With Humane Planet, PAHS aims to educate and answered questions. The children enjoyed the demonstration, we invited the children over other life. Humans are only one strand in the community on interconnections among telling us how many dogs or cats they had, to touch Missy gently, one at a time, as Susan the immense web of life, as many philosophers, animals, people, and the planet while and we told them how to properly take care of held her. They enjoyed it so much when they scientists, and spiritual leaders have pointed simultaneously addressing the humane issues them (with their parents’ help, of course). got to see “eye to eye” with the bunny and out. Understanding that we are one of many that arise from this interconnectedness. This We reminded them to always provide fresh touch her soft fur. and not one over many is crucial to developing initiative identifies solutions that will improve food, water, bedding, clean litter boxes, love a more humane planet and requires attention I gave the teacher 12 coloring pages of a the lives of domesticated, farmed, and wild and attention, and exercise. One curly headed to equality, cooperation, and relationships — bunny sniffing a tulip for springtime and four animals. blonde girl got excited about everything and fundamental principles of living systems. flash cards that had numbers from one to said she wants to become a veterinarian when Humane Planet rests on the tenet that a holistic four on them and farm animals, to help the Humane Planet reflects a new and evolving she grows up. understanding creates a humane under- children as they learn to count. The children paradigm based on the wisdom of nature and We headed outside with Missy the bunny and and teachers thanked us for coming and gave standing: by imparting the ways animals are imbued with natural ethical action. put her in an enclosed pen so that the children us another round of applause as they said integral to people’s lives and lifestyle choices, could gather around and Missy couldn’t hop goodbye to us and to Missy the bunny. We PAHS aims to foster the creation of a more PAHS’ research provides the community away. Susan talked about how to properly take also received a wonderful thank-you card humane community, which in turn contributes with a holistic understanding that makes earth- care of rabbits in particular. She explained that hand-decorated by the children. to the evolution of a more humane planet. friendly, animal-friendly choices effortless. pg . 10 compassion Palo Alto Humane Society Palo Alto Humane Society compassion pg . 11 PAHS Initiatives: Advocacy PAHS Initiatives: Advocacy HuMAnE PLAnET CERTIFICATIon Alkemie Ice Cream Campaigns millions of animals bred, raised, and killed for www.alkemieicecream.com food as part of industrialized systems. Now PAHS has launched Back to Earth (Catering and more) officially renamed Standards for Confining Farm restaurant and (510) 652-2000, www.backtoearth.org Animals, the state law requires that by 2015, business certification Calafia Cafe & Market A Go Go breeding sows, egg-laying hens, and veal calves as part of the Humane 855 El Camino Real in Palo Alto be given enough space to sit, stand, turn Eating prong of Loving Hut around, and extend their limbs. Humane Planet. With 165 University Avenue in Palo Alto a worldwide population PAHS worked hard to promote Prop 2, as it 516 Barber Lane in Milpitas of 6.7 billion people, MAkE RooM FoR onE MoRE reflects a fundamental step in alleviating some Thrivin’ Edibles (Catering and more) a globalized market- In recent years, between six and eight million of the suffering of animals raised for food. (408) 712-5000, www.thrivinedibles.com place, and a few multinational corporations animals have found themselves in shelters The proposition passed with 63 percent of Vegetarian House International Cuisine dominating sustainable agriculture models, throughout the country annually. About half votes in favor. 520 E. Santa Clara Street in San Jose awareness of non-sustainable and inhumane are euthanized due to space or budgetary However, much remains to be done. Millions practices in animal food production is more PAHS welcomes all nine of Hobee’s California restrictions. of animals in the food industry remain in important than ever. PAHS offers two types of Restaurants as GoVeg Certified partners, which Our current times provide additional pressure. unnatural, stressed, and toxic environments. annual certification to support patronage of offer exemplary vegetarian and/or vegan menu Critical financial situations are forcing individuals Inhumane practices common in animal community businesses while fostering much- options, do not offer veal or foie gras on their to surrender not only their homes but often agribusiness are unhealthy for animals, people, needed change for animals, people, and menus, and invite expanding vegetarian and/ family pets as well, due to relocation restrictions and the planet. the planet: Humane Planet Certified and or vegan menu choices further. or inability to afford veterinary care. Shelters GoVeg Certified. Hobee’s are overwhelmed with surrendered dogs, cats, PAHS worked hard to PAHS welcomes the following Humane Planet 1101 Shoreway Road in Belmont and other animal companions. promote Prop 2, as it Certified partners, which offer exemplary 800 Ahwanee Avenue in Sunnyvale vegetarian and vegan menu options; do not 1875 S. Bascom Avenue in Campbell PAHS encourages individuals with the space, reflects a fundamental step means, and heart to “make room for one offer veal or foie gras on their menus; invite 2312 Central Expressway in Mountain View more” and adopt a second or third shelter in alleviating some of the expanding vegetarian and vegan menu choices, 4224 El Camino Real in Palo Alto animal. Doing so will provide relief for many suffering of animals raised if they are not already offering them exclusively; 67 Town & Country Village in Palo Alto use local and organic ingredients, which are 165 Los Gatos Saratoga Road in Los Gatos animals while simultaneously bringing great for food. The proposition joy to new households. passed with 63 percent of naturally more humane, whenever possible; 680 River Oaks Parkway in San Jose and use cage-free, free-range, and humane 21267 Stevens Creek Boulevard in Cupertino To participate, visit our website for a list of Bay votes in favor. However, certified ingredients whenever possible. Area shelters. Being an animal caregiver is More about our partners can be found at much remains to be done. an important responsibility, so PAHS urges www.paloaltohumane.org/advocacy/planet. you to thoroughly consider the time, energy, PAHS is exploring two areas of focus within compassion, and money it takes to care for an industrial animal agribusiness: egg production adopted pet during the animal’s entire lifetime. and foie gras production. These campaigns InDuSTRIAL AnIMAL AGRIBuSInES S address practices in the Bay Area, where your “[F]actory meat production, with all its attendant informed daily choices and actions can have a pollution, cruelty, and economic and social significant positive impact on animals’ lives. disruptions, is unnecessary; we can choose to raise Eggs: Information Is Everything farm animals in ways that are environmentally Undercover footage collected by East Bay sound, healthful, humane, and consistent with Animal Advocates (EBAA) of an egg farm America’s historic mission as an exemplary nation.” owned by NuCal Foods, a supplier to many Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. of our community’s markets, shows hens Proposition 2, the Prevention of Farm Animal confined in cages so small the birds are unable Cruelty Act, passed by California voters in to behave in any way naturally and, in fact, November 2008, brought attention to the can barely move. pg . 12 compassion Palo Alto Humane Society Palo Alto Humane Society compassion pg . 13 PAHS Initiatives: Advocacy PAHS Initiatives: Advocacy These conditions are standard in so-called Foie Gras: A Disease, Not a Delicacy our community choose to continue supporting a crippling, unsustainable demand on shark battery-cage, or laying-cage operations. To The production of foie gras, the fatty liver of the abuse. Ask restaurants that still serve foie populations. It takes seven to 20 years for sharks maximize profit, the five multinational corpora- ducks or geese, by a traditional force-feeding gras (or offer it on request) to stop. Show your to reach maturity, and thus many years to tions that own most of the nation’s chicken method, though relatively small in scale, is appreciation by patronizing these restaurants recover from ecological imbalance. The current growing operations have crowded more and distinct in its inherent cruelty. only after they have permanently eliminated demand for their fins makes it impossible for more chickens into each cage and stacked foie gras from their kitchens and menus. populations to return to previous levels. Sharks International outrage at this cruel production the cages several high in narrow rows. Battery are top predators: when they are removed from practice has resulted in bans of foie gras in SHARk FInnInG cages are generally housed in metal tunnels, the ocean, entire ecosystems suffer. Denmark, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Shark fin soup, a dish of Chinese origin con- where the hens receive no sunlight or fresh air. Israel, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, sidered to be a “delicacy,” can easily cost $100 Shark finning is highly inhumane, completely and the United Kingdom. a bowl. The fin itself has little flavor and is wasteful, and destructive on many levels. What’s primarily used to add texture to the soup. Its more, it’s unnecessary. PAHS urges you to Closer to home, Governor Arnold cost adds to its cachet. In recent years, demand ask your local Chinese restaurants if they serve Schwarzenegger recently signed a bill that for this product has swelled as prosperity has shark fin soup, and if they do, boycott them will ban the production and sale of foie gras increased in China and the Far East. until they stop. Like other businesses, restau- from force-fed birds in California in 2012. rants will often hide the practices they know This measure refutes the claims of foie gras producers that their industry is not inhumane. Sharks are critical to the to be offensive to some patrons; as with foie health of ecosystems. gras, restaurants may serve shark fin soup Robert Julian, attorney for Sonoma Foie Gras, selectively without listing it on the menu. Be was quoted in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat Increased demand for shark your own investigator and make a difference. as saying, “Just because an animal suffers, it’s fins has placed a crippling, not a violation of animal cruelty laws.” unsustainable demand on PAHS asks you to vote for healthier food for San Francisco’s Mayor Gavin Newsom has removed foie gras from all eight of his Bay shark populations. you and more humane conditions for animals by purchasing only eggs that are certified Area PlumpJack restaurants. His action No evidence exists to support claims that the organic and labeled “free-range” or “cage-free.” followed a resolution passed by the city’s soup offers health benefits, such as increasing You can also play an important role in Board of Supervisors both condemning foie appetite or improving kidneys, lungs, and promoting animal-friendly business practices gras production for its inherently abusive bones. In fact, shark meat is barely fit for human by asking local schools and markets that still nature and commending restaurants that do consumption: it contains very high mercury purchase eggs from large producers to stop not serve this cruel product. levels, and the U.S. Environmental Protection and adopt an exclusive cage-free egg policy. Several retailers in the region, including Considered by some to be a Agency advises women and young children not to consume it. Andronico’s Market, Whole Foods Market, New delicacy, foie gras is in fact Leaf Community Markets, and Wild Oats a disease. Shark fins are obtained by the inhumane Natural Marketplace, have already adopted practice of slicing off the fins of a live shark and cage-free policies. To produce foie gras, farmers force-feed ducks dumping the finless shark into the ocean, or geese two to three times a day for several where it can take several days to die. Fishermen It is important to note that many current weeks. The force-feeding induces a pathological take only the fins, because shark meat is of “organic” and “free-range” egg products in fatty-liver condition and further subjects the little value and takes up too much space on markets come from large producers with birds to lameness, choking, scarring, respiratory boats. Some finless sharks starve, others are industrial facilities that adhere only to the disorders, and organ rupture. slowly eaten by other fish, and many drown absolute minimum requirements for these because they cannot swim adequately to force labels. “Free-range” can mean that chickens PAHS encourages you to join the humane ban water through their gills for oxygen. The have access only to a small opening leading of foie gras. Do not wait until 2012 to alleviate urea in dead sharks becomes ammonia and to a 6-foot-by-6-foot confined outdoor space. the unnecessary suffering of ducks and geese. contaminates other fish. A local farmer’s market with eggs from Most chefs have followed the lead of those organic farms in the community is optimal like Wolfgang Puck and have already removed Sharks are critical to the health of ecosystems. PHoto: PAHS advocated for Proposition 2 with newspaper for animals, people, and the planet. foie gras from their menus. However, a few in Increased demand for shark fins has placed and magazine ads featuring archival PAHS photographs. pg . 14 compassion Palo Alto Humane Society Palo Alto Humane Society compassion pg . 15 A Century of Compassion A Century of Compassion 1908 – 2008 A Century of Compassion tHE Palo alto HumanE sociEty’s PAHS has built a tradition of success on the pioneering accomplishments of Palo Alto and Mayfield residents who organized at the turn of the last century to protect farm and draught animals as well as stray dogs and cats. Something to Celebrate Stanford and Stanford University’s first The Palo Alto Humane Society has celebrated president, Dr. David Starr Jordan. The Palo its 100th year of service. During its first century, Alto SPCA advocated establishing a city the organization founded the city’s animal pound, improving enforcement of dog license shelter, managed animal control for surrounding ordinances, and providing watering troughs communities for many decades, and led local for horses. After its name change, the Palo Alto efforts in education, advocacy, and intervention Humane Society began inspecting conditions on behalf of animals. of farm animals and established the city’s first watering trough. Official incorporation of the PAHS has built a tradition of success on the organization followed later, in 1924. pioneering accomplishments of Palo Alto and Mayfield residents who organized at the turn Over the years, the Palo Alto Humane Society of the last century to protect farm and draught has provided the mid-Peninsula with a variety animals as well as stray dogs and cats. of services. Officers assisted in the rescue of farm animals in the 1940 floods in Sacramento With the assistance of the Palo Alto Historical and traveled many thousands of miles to save Association archives, PAHS is able to date its animals left behind by Japanese Americans formation to a meeting on June 19, 1908, at who were interned in 1942. Gerald Dalmadge, the city hall, when members of an early Palo Alto PAHS’ visionary mid-century director, led a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals successful public campaign to protect Palo voted to change their name to the current Palo Alto’s shelter animals from a Stanford initiative Alto Humane Society. The early SPCA, founded to seize them for medical research. in 1902, included such luminaries as Mrs. Jane pg . 16 compassion Palo Alto Humane Society Palo Alto Humane Society compassion pg . 17 A Century of Compassion A Century of Compassion PHotos clockwisE from toP: Shelter built in 1937 by Palo Alto Humane Society on University Avenue, at the current site of the Sheraton Hotel; Gerald Dalmadge, superintendent of the Palo Alto Humane Society shelter circa 1950 (photo courtesy of Palo Alto Historical Association); Gerald Dalmadge PHotos clockwisE from toP: Hoover Tower; Stanford’s with shelter cat (photo courtesy of Palo Alto Historical first president Dr. David Starr Jordan with his dog Jock; and Association); Baron, a mascot at the Palo Alto Humane Stanford University founder Mrs. Jane Stanford (photos Society shelter circa 1938. courtesy of Stanford University Archives). Stanford university’s Involvement In 1972 the Palo Alto Humane Society ceded educating the public on humane issues; and Stanford University has had a long relationship a Palo Alto Humane Society parade featuring management of the shelter to the city and intervening for the welfare of animals through with PAHS and the humane movement in Palo Sheik, the humane society’s pony, and the drum concentrated on providing education and its subsidized spay-neuter services for home- Alto. The university’s first president, Dr. David and fife corps of the Palo Alto Military Academy, subsidized spay and neuter services to the less animals and pets in financial need and its Starr Jordan, shown here with his beloved dog, Jordan talked about the “intelligence and love public. PAHS continued to provide night and funding of rehabilitation for stray animals. Jock, held an honorary membership in the early of the animal world for mankind and of man’s weekend emergency animal pick-up services Palo Alto Humane Society. A renowned ichthy- duty to the dumb animals who serve him in The Palo Alto Humane Society welcomes for a number of years. ologist, Jordan participated in the local humane every need, often with greater devotion than archival materials, including photographs and movement until at least 1924, when he spoke that of human brothers.” Mrs. Jane Stanford In recent decades, the Palo Alto Humane anecdotes, to help continue the recognition and at a parade in Palo Alto before boarding a train and Stanford Professor Charles Marx were also Society has carried on the vision of its founders celebration of a long history of compassionate for a peace and disarmament conference in honorary members of the early Palo Alto Humane by advocating for the welfare of animals service to the mid-Peninsula community. Los Angeles. Before a crowd of 400 who attended Society and SPCA. through public policy and legislative initiatives; pg . 18 compassion Palo Alto Humane Society Palo Alto Humane Society compassion pg . 19 A Century of Compassion A Century of Compassion PAHS’ Centennial paloaltohumane.org is beautiful, user-friendly, Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo huge success, featuring Hollywood-style search- A Renewed Commitment to Compassion and full of useful information and resources. and author of The Rhino with Glue-On Shoes; lights, a red carpet, some fabulous actors in author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, whose 40s attire, and comedian Michael Riley. Guests nEW HoME Sections devoted to each area of PAHS’ books include best sellers When Elephants enjoyed a screening of film classic National As PAHS celebrated its milestone centennial mission — intervention, education, and Weep and Dogs Never Lie about Love, Velvet for the nostalgic price of 50 cents. We year, a new office and revised website signaled advocacy — are packed with informative and most recently, The Face on Your Plate; are grateful to our sponsors and supporters. its renewed commitment to another century features. For example, under “education,” ecofeminist scholar Marti Kheel, co-founder of compassion. PAHS relocated to a street-side, you’ll find PAHS’ collection of fact sheets on community-oriented location, at 520 Santa of the influential Feminists for Animal Rights; disaster preparedness — crucial information Cruz Avenue, in Menlo Park. for every home with animals. and environmental lawyer Nicolette Hahn Niman, former attorney for the National An addition to PAHS’ office, the Animal Art The website features new interactive means of Wildlife Federation and author of Righteous Gallery, features whimsical creations of many learning about animals and animal welfare, in Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food local artists. PAHS receives between 30 and creation of a more humane planet. Check out Beyond Factory Farms. 100 percent of the proceeds, and the income these innovative additions: – Kids! Stories & Stuff is another magical goes directly to our humane programs. Our – Ewe Tube is PAHS’ own version of You Tube, place on PAHS’ website. With an under- unique artworks change every three months. with a humane theme. Ewe Tube offers an standing of how important stories are in animal-loving video library full of interviews, shaping the hearts and minds of children, Generous donations and contributions from video favorites, and short films. Interviews PAHS created a special place for children the community (see inside back cover) made with various experts cover a spectrum of to read storybooks about animals, people, PAHS’ new home beautiful and fully functional humane issues and highlight a range of and planet online. Our first storybook, for our humane work. To receive gallery perspectives. “Trees are Never Lonely,” about a tree and announcements by email, you are invited to Current interviews, conducted by PAHS’ contact gallery curator Erin Scott at (650) the animal friends who depend on it, is own Erin Scott, include holistic educator 424-1901 or email@example.com. perfect for children ages 3–5. Satish Kumar, a former Jain monk who once nEW WEBSITE made an 8,000-mile peace pilgrimage STEPPInG ouT PAHS’ 100th year presented the perfect oppor- from India to the United States without any To cap a year-long celebration of its illustrious tunity to update our website. Thanks to the money; film director Joe Camp, creator of first century, PAHS threw a festive, fun, unique generosity and talent of Jill, Geoff, and Shawn the blockbuster Benji film series; veterinarian party. “Oh! For the Love of Critters,” PAHS’ of AKA Creative Group in Palo Alto, www. Lucy Spelman, former director of the centennial gala on December 4, 2008, was a pg . 20 compassion Palo Alto Humane Society Palo Alto Humane Society compassion pg . 21 PAHS news PAHS news sold vegan sweets while educating the public PAHS Recommends about California’s Prevention of Farm Animal For humane inspiration and information Cruelty Act. PAHS Yearbook 2008 After 100 remarkable years of humane service Dr. Lucy Spelman spoke to an enthusiastic and community engagement, PAHS’ centennial crowd about her latest book, The Rhino With year was eventful. Besides a new home, addition Glue-On Shoes, at the Menlo Park Library on of the Animal Art Gallery, and a vibrant new October 18. To purchase the book, visit Kepler’s website (see page 20), PAHS experienced several and mention PAHS at the cash register to FILMS AnD VIDEoS Satish Kumar, Spiritual Compass: The Three Qualities firsts and other memorable events in 2008. direct 10 percent of the sale to PAHS’ programs. Arctic Tale (2007) of Life (2007); You Are Therefore I Am: A Declaration Death on a Factory Farm: Animal Rights on Trial, HBO of Dependence (2004) Georgie Gleim, president of Gleim the Jeweler, Carole Hyde, PAHS executive director, spoke (2009) Frances Moore Lappe, Diet for a Small Planet (1971, held a fundraiser for PAHS. The jeweler to members of the Palo Alto Historical Earthlings (2003) 2008) donated to PAHS a percentage of proceeds Association about the rich history of PAHS and Eating (2002) Eugene Linden, The Octopus and the Orangutan (2002) Food Matters (2008) Erik Marcus, Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money from “the world’s largest doggie charm show,” how an organization survives a century of March of the Penguins (2005) (2005) which featured more than 400 beautifully change. How many institutions do you know Peaceable Kingdom (2004) Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Altruistic Armadillos and crafted 14K-gold dog and cat charms. of that were part of Palo Alto life 100 years Planet Earth, BBC series (2006) Zenlike Zebras (2006); The Cat Who Came in from ago? Her talk was broadcast on local cable Sharkwater (2007) the Cold (2004); Dogs Have the Strangest Friends: For the first time, PAHS entered the Palo Alto Why We Love Cats and Dogs, PBS Nature series (2009) (Comcast) public access channels on the Other True Stories of Animal Feelings (2000); Dogs Chili Cook-Off. Our “Veggies Gone Wild: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2005) program, Heritage. Never Lie About Love (1998); Emperor’s Embrace: Centennial (100 Bean) Chili” (recipe available Winged Migration (2001) The Evolution of Fatherhood (2001); The Nine on PAHS’ website) won second place in the Dr. Irene Pepperberg spoke to a huge crowd The Witness: A Tribe of Heart Documentary (2000) Emotional Lives of Cats: A Journey into the Feline Wolves: A Legend Returns to Yellowstone (2007) vegetarian category! at a PAHS’ co-sponsored Kepler’s author talk Heart (2002); The Pig Who Sang to the Moon: The on November 18. PAHS earned 10 percent of AuTHoRS AnD B ookS Emotional World of Farm Animals (2004); Raising Throughout the summer, PAHS participated Ted Andrews, The Animal-Speak Workbook (2002); the Peaceable Kingdom (2005) the sales from customers who bought her in Menlo Park’s Connoisseur’s Marketplace, Animal-Wise (1999) Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Susan McCarthy, book, Alex and Me, and requested a 10-percent Palo Alto’s Festival of the Arts, and three of Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of donation to PAHS at the sales counter. Minds About Animals and Food (2008) Menlo Park’s Healthy Communities block Animals (1995) Marc Bekoff, Animals Matter (2007); The Emotional Susan Chernak McElroy, Animals as Teacher and Healer parties. At the August 20 party, filmmaker Joe Author Patricia O’Connor and mother Lauren Lives of Animals (2007); Encyclopedia of Animal (1996) Camp and canine superstar Benji joined PAHS O’Connor made our office lively when Patricia Rights and Animal Welfare (2009); Minding Animals Sy Montgomery, The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary to introduce Camp’s film Benji Off the Leash signed her popular book, The Tale of Socrates, (2002) Life of Christopher Hogwood (2007) at our first-ever Film in the Park event, “Benji Cat Philosopher. She donated the total proceeds Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce, Wild Justice: The Moral Nicolette Hahn Niman, Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Under the Stars.” to PAHS, earning us $120 for our humane Lives of Animals (2009) Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms (2009) Joe Camp, The Soul of a Horse (2008) programs. Additional signed copies are available Michael Pollan, all articles: http://www.michaelpollan. Joe and Benji also enthusiastically contributed Paola Cavalieri and Peter Singer, eds., The Great Ape com/write.php; In Defense of Food: An Eater’s for purchase at the Animal Art Gallery. Project: Equality Beyond Humanity (1994) their time to a fundraiser brunch at the Manifesto (2008); The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Karen Dawn, Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way Woodside Village Church, catered by Thrivin’ Beautiful notes filled the Palo Alto Art Center Natural History of Four Meals (2006) We Treat Animals (2008) Edibles. They ended the day before a full house when PAHS member and renowned flutist Monica Diedrich, What Animals Tell Me (2002) Matthew Scully, Dominion: The Power of Man, The at Kepler’s, where Camp spoke about his latest Takashi Hidai held a concert on November 9 Suffering of Animals, and The Call to Mercy (2003) Roger Fouts, Next of Kin: What Chimpanzees Have Lucy Spelman, The Rhino With Glue-On Shoes (2008) best seller, The Soul of a Horse. to benefit PAHS. Takashi and his wife, Mitsu Taught Me About Who We Are (1997) Kathy Freston, Quantum Wellness (2008) Amy Stewart, The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Fujii-Hidai, are passionate about the welfare Achievements of Earthworms (2004) Artist Ilona Hindt created her first hand puppets Tim Friend, Animal Talk: Breaking the Codes of Animal of animals and have donated their annual Nick Trout, Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, just for PAHS, bringing a new cast of characters Language (2004) concert to PAHS since 1997. Mark Hawthorne, Striking at the Roots: A Practical Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon to our staff. Chuck the Chicken, Bertha the Guide to Animal Activism (2008) (2008) Bunny, Henry the Dog, Carlotta the Cow, Felicity PAHS’ Yuletide Magic and Merriment Gallery David S. Wilcove, No Way Home: The Decline of the Elizabeth Hess, Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would the Cat, and Pettigrew the Pig help teach Open House on December 12 received old Be Human (2008) World’s Great Animal Migrations (2008) humane issues to children. and new friends to a bit of champagne and Marti Kheel, Nature Ethics: An Ecofeminist Perspective Erin E. Williams and Margo Demello, Why Animals sales of gorgeous custom holiday cards and (2007) Matter: The Case for Animal Protection (2007) PAHS joined thousands of groups on World Nathan Winograd, Redemption:The Myth of Pet Over- other gallery goodies. Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (2007) Animal Day, October 4, to celebrate and Verlyn Klinkenborg, Timothy; or, Notes of an Abject population and the No Kill Revolution in America advocate for animals. Volunteers baked and Reptile (2007) pg . 22 compassion Palo Alto Humane Society Palo Alto Humane Society compassion pg . 23 PAHS news A Poem I Rescued a Human Today. Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them. As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past. I PHotos clockwisE from toP: Movie poster, actor Shelley Long, director and producer Philip Griffin, and actor Bruce Greenwood. only have the future to look forward to and my only desire is to make a difference in some loving human’s life. Hollywood Lends Talent to PAHS’ The project gave Giffin a rare opportunity to She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds to me. I shoved my shoulder Centennial Celebration “wear three hats, he said. Serving as producer, ” and the side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips Hollywood composer Philip Giffin, Emmy director, and composer allowed him to “get caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek nominee for his score for NBC’s Boomtown, into all kinds of arguments with myself” on the and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. created a movie to help recognize the Palo Alto film’s artistic questions, he said, adding that Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped Humane Society’s centennial. If Animals Could it was an experience he enjoyed. into her arms. I promised to keep her safe. I promised to always be by her side. Speak for Themselves is a still-life short film I promised to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her The film, which debuted at PAHS’ centennial featuring PAHS’ history and contributions. eyes everyday! celebration in December 2008, highlights Shelley Long (Diane Chambers in the television the fact that while animals do have voices, I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who series Cheers) and Bruce Greenwood (Captain humans often don’t hear or understand them. haven’t walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one. Christopher Pike in the 2009 Star Trek) give The film celebrates PAHS’ vital advocacy to voice to the film, speaking for the animals that prevent cruelty to animals and to better their I rescued a human today. PAHS has helped during its first century of lot in society. — Anonymous service to the humane movement. The actors If Animals Could Speak for Themselves can generously donated their time and skill to be viewed on PAHS’ website (www.paloalto the project. humane.org). Giffin directed and produced the PAHS film Stanford Cat network Turns 20 and provided the original score. Out of five The Stanford Cat Network celebrates its 20th scripts submitted to PAHS, Hollywood writer anniversary in 2009. Formed to rescue Graham Yost (Speed and HBO’s Band of free-roaming cats on the Stanford University Brothers) selected a script written by David campus, the Stanford Cat Network is an Goldsmith. Freelance editor Sharan Daniel internationally known model for addressing and PAHS staff members also had a hand homeless cats through spaying and neutering, in creating script content. Director Jon Amiel adoptions, and providing daily care. Patricia (Sommersby, Copycat, Entrapment) helped Elsen Morgan, then president of the Palo Alto with casting. Humane Society, led negotiations with university A close friend of PAHS, Giffin worked many administrators on the fate of the cats, laying long nights bi-coastally with New York–based the groundwork for the voluntary association artist Serkan Ertekin to produce the visual of faculty, students, and staff who formed the effects, which include many of PAHS’ archival Stanford Cat Network. and old photographs. Giffin’s associate producer Emir Isilay also assisted. pg . 24 compassion Palo Alto Humane Society Palo Alto Humane Society compassion pg . 25 Compassionate Giving Compassionate Giving PHotos: Photographs of spring, summer, and winter by Devon Cattell; autumn by Dolores Arnold/AnimalSnaps. A Season of Giving A Lasting Legacy Burris Endowment Fund — and with it, the Marcella Louise Burris gave annual gifts to the foundation for the future health of PAHS and Palo Alto Humane Society during her lifetime, its work for the wellbeing of animals. The financial health of the Palo Alto Humane Society frequently dedicating her donations to PAHS’ The Second Century Fund lays the foundation for its expansion and growth in the program of veterinary assistance for pets of The Palo Alto Humane Society’s Second elderly people on 21st century and its continued commitment to acts of fixed incomes. Burris, Century Fund will fuel the organization’s new initiatives for animals. The fund is created loving kindness and mercy. PAHS’ goals for its second a certified public with a bequest from the late Stephanie Wood- century of compassion will be reached with the help of accountant working in Smith, a dental hygienist and resident of Palo Alto, retired to public interest and support. Palo Alto who was the stepdaughter of singer Davis, California, and Tennessee Ernie Ford. She was also the dedi- Your gift in any season, any time of year, is welcome. To spent her last days at cated caretaker of her canine friend, Boadicea, the University and an advocate of humane societies. On give, or to discuss estate planning, contact the Palo Alto Retirement Community. When she died in 2007, her death, Wood-Smith left $900,000 to the Humane Society at (650) 424-1901 and ask for Carole she left a final gift to the Palo Alto Humane Palo Alto Humane Society. The Second Century Hyde, executive director. Society — a parcel of commercial real estate Fund will seed the capital campaign for a worth $1.9 million. From this bequest, the spay-neuter mobile unit and other efforts that Palo Alto Humane Society has created an will help PAHS meet community needs now endowment for its future — the Marcella L. and well into the future. pg . 26 compassion Palo Alto Humane Society Palo Alto Humane Society compassion pg . 27 Compassionate Giving Compassionate Giving Ways To Give To PAHS The Virginia Walbot Education Fund representations of a cat, dog, horse, bird, rabbit, The Palo Alto Humane Society is pleased to and turtle, plus a PAHS banner charm. They announce the establishment of the Virginia may be purchased separately or collectively on Donate a car through Car Donation Program Walbot Education a bracelet. Each year a new animal will be added LLC. A donation form can be downloaded on Fund. A gift of to the line. Also available to benefit PAHS are our website. $75,000, from dog bones, designed by Pedro Boregaard, in silver or 18-karat gold, hand-textured and Make monthly contributions, through Just Virginia Walbot, accented with full round brilliant-cut diamonds. Give. Visit JustGive.org and enter Palo Alto professor of biology Humane Society as your charity of choice. at Stanford Darren McClung Jewelry and the benefit for University, is PAHS are profiled in the March 2009 edition Donate by mail. Send a check to PAHS, P.O. dedicated to of Gentry. The jewelers said they are motivated Box 60715, Palo Alto, CA 94306. innovative humane by a sense of community service, a love of Become a PAHS Life Saver. Donate $65 to education. The fund animals, and the desire to create art and beauty. cover the cost of spaying one momma cat, supports modernization of humane education, As McClung and Young celebrated their 15th which in turn prevents an average of 15 kittens with development of technology and curricula anniversary in business, they wanted to help from being born each year and contributing to that can reach more classrooms and adults PAHS mark its centennial and inaugurate its animal overpopulation and the euthanization with lessons in compassion. second century of service to animals. of 1.5 to 2 million cats annually. You can find Darren McClung Jewelry in the Join or encourage your employer’s matching Stanford Barn, 700 Welch Road, Palo Alto; gift program. Ask your employer about their phone (650) 321-5994. charitable giving programs and request to add us to their list. PAHS Receives Pro Bono Legal Financial contributions continue to be PAHS’ Contribution greatest need and help. Donations allow us Put PAHS on your wish list. Whether a birthday PAHS is honored to be selected for pro bono to staff our help line, create and manage or a bah mitzvah or anything in between, gifts legal services by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & humane programs, speak on behalf of critical celebrate special people and unique occasions. Rosati and their award-winning public service animal issues, affect public perceptions and In lieu of more “stuff,” consider asking friends program. The firm, founded in Palo Alto, action, save animals’ lives through emergency and family to donate to PAHS, and be secure provides a wide range of legal expertise from and need-based veterinary funding, and in the knowledge that your contributions will eight offices nationwide and in China. prevent shelter overpopulation and euthanasia directly impact and create positive change for through spay and neuter funding. Kindly animals in our community. PAHS Funds consider giving as generously as you can. All Shop at the Animal Art Gallery. Thirty to 100 The Palo Alto Humane Society’s funds are donations, large and small, are life-giving, and percent of all proceeds directly benefit PAHS invested with the Silicon Valley Community all are 100 percent tax-deductible. programs. Foundation, a comprehensive center for Become an annual donor, at any level. Our Shop at Kepler’s Books & Magazines. Mention philanthropy in San Mateo and Santa Clara recommended life-saving levels: PAHS at the counter and we earn 10 percent. counties. • Circle of Life: $5,000 or more PAHS “Charmed” by Local Jeweler Visit Kepler’s at 1010 El Camino Real in Menlo • Compassionate Giving: $1,000 –$4,999 Darren McClung Estate and Precious Jewelry PAHS’ Veterinary Partners Park or at http://www.keplers.com. • Advocate: $500 –$999 has created a unique line of animal charms PAHS acknowledges Mid-Peninsula Animal • Benefactor: $200 –$499 Use Good Search as your default Internet for the Palo Alto Humane Society. 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Find Good Shop at Sinclair, the charms are burnished silver Hospital, and Spruce Avenue Pet Hospital. financial adviser to discuss. http://www.goodshop.com. pg . 28 compassion Palo Alto Humane Society Palo Alto Humane Society compassion pg . 29 Compassionate Giving Compassionate Giving Beyond the Pocketbook — Donations of goods and services can help Special thanks in 2009 to the following Ways to Make a Difference PAHS in many ways. To help our network of people and organizations: Beyond financial contributions, there are committed animal rescuers, PAHS can use cat For assistance with PAHS’ special events countless ways you can make a difference for food (by far, cat food — wet or dry — constitutes • The Daily News animals in our community. the largest need for our local rescuers); cat • Kepler’s Books & Magazines • NYR Organic litter; black or dark plastic pet food dishes — Support for humane work comes in many • Peet’s Coffee & Tea forms. Whether you become a PAHS humane round or rectangular — with flat bottoms; pet • The Pet Place ambassador, join us as a volunteer, or donate carriers and traps (used for trap-neuter-return, • Nicolette Hahn Niman goods to meet the needs of PAHS or the net- or TNR rescues); clean pet beds; scratching • Lauren Ornelas posts; and cat toys. To support PAHS events, • Wayne Pitts work of rescuers we help support, it all matters. we welcome vegetarian or vegan catering; • Trader Joe’s Menlo Park PAHS also acknowledges heroines and heroes • VIP Petcare Mobile Vaccination and who step in and act compassionately on their advertising space in magazines and news- Microchip Van own to address urgent situations in our papers; and marketing, graphic, professional • Whole Foods Palo Alto community involving animals. photography, or creative services. To support PAHS’ Angel Club Saves Lives • WowGreen our Animal Art Gallery, we welcome unique Donations to the Palo Alto Humane Society’s Humane Ambassadors find creative ways to For general financial support animal-themed works by local artists. Angel Club save the lives of injured animals • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation help PAHS help animals. For example, innova- Heroines and heroes take necessary action on in need of urgent, vital veterinary care. The • The Flora Family Foundation tive children have forgone traditional birthday • Microsoft Giving Campaign the spot, unprompted, to save animals. We support of our Angels is often lifesaving and or holiday gifts, instead requesting that friends • On Shore Foundation get calls daily from women and men who need always important to the homeless animals and family make donations to PAHS. Scout • Rock Paper Scissors Foundation advice before or after taking action to rescue who incur injury or illness and are rescued by • The Cotter Family Foundation, an advised fund of troops or classrooms have managed donation animals in danger. Examples include the man our non-shelter network of volunteers. For Silicon Valley Community Foundation drives, bringing in funds, pet food, and other who called authorities to rescue an abandoned animals who are companions to the elderly necessities, which PAHS distributes to a For help with the development of and others in financial distress, Angels’ network of animal rescuers in the community. and injured kitten trapped on the Dumbarton PAHS’ educational puppet theater donations for veterinary care allow loving • Dolores Arnold Humane ambassadors also represent the many Bridge, a teenager and her mother who sought bonds to be preserved. • John and Catherine Doxsee people who take the time to inform PAHS of advice from PAHS after gathering orphaned • Marilyn Kanes and “A Mystery by Design” humane issues needing attention. ducklings left in traffic, a man on a bike who PAHS’ Angel Club is more important than ever players Patty St. Clare, Lenoir Kieve, Michael Riley, risked his own safety to follow and protect a dog before. An ailing economy makes veterinary Tony Santucci running loose in traffic. costs prohibitive. The results are more animal • Stanford Center for International Security and PAHS thanks the Girl Scouts who led a abandonment and more pets facing hardship Cooperation staff members Kate Chadwick, successful food drive during Be Kind to These heroes saved lives. The kitten on the in households on low or fixed incomes. Michelle Gellner, Tracy Hill, Justin Liszanckie, Animals Week. Troop 30541 and leader Cathy Dumbarton Bridge found a new home with Phyllis Mayberg, Megan McCullough, Rupal Mehta, Petersen organized the event, and Oak Knoll Members of the Angel Club provide resources the man who discovered her. The ducklings Jenny Pong, Jennifer Schweisinger, Linda Yu Girl Scout Troops 33178, 33170, 31486, and to help animals survive these difficult times. • Susan Stienstra went to Wildlife Rescue to be nurtured before 31959 also contributed to the successful drive When PAHS finds a sick or needy animal, we • Bob Stankovic Tailoring being released to their original home. After for food, treats, and toys, including over 700 call on Angel Club donors and ask for a exhausting “Tyler,” the loose dog, the bicyclist For contributions to PAHS’ Animal Art Gallery meals for cats and 50 meals for dogs. contribution for the animal’s rehabilitation. • Kenney Mencher for contributing extra rested with Tyler to wait for animal control Angel Club contributions range from $100 funds through sales of his artwork officers, who reunited the dog with his Menlo to $1,000, at the donor’s discretion, and are • Virunga Artisans for contributing extra Volunteers help PAHS by researching issues, Park family. tax-deductible. If you would like to be an Angel, funds through sales of their craftwork writing letters, leafleting, staffing events, If you have your own heroic story to share, please call the Palo Alto Humane Society at For acts of loving kindness and generosity providing needed office skills, putting on puppet please write us. (650) 424-1901. • Jyotin Hayes for hearing a plea and taking action — shows, and more. Volunteers also work directly by giving to PAHS with animals by helping friend organizations For more ideas about creative contributions • Elise Most for gathering donations for animals in Peninsula CatWorks and Stanford Cat Network. to PAHS, see the classified ads near the back lieu of receiving birthday gifts PAHS is always seeking committed volunteers of this issue, or visit PAHS’ website and click • PACCC’s Duveneck Kids Club for “Be Kind to who can be called upon when needs arise. on “Make a Difference. ” Animals” week fund drive pg . 30 compassion Palo Alto Humane Society Palo Alto Humane Society compassion pg . 31 Classified Ads Classified Ads With Gratitude We thank the following community partners for generously Real Estate Wanted 7) Research and write puppet show scripts. supporting our new Earth-friendly humane center and Animal Art Gallery. Have a vacation home or timeshare you are 8) Make a short film or videotape an expert We simply could not have done it without you. willing to donate for a week? PAHS could interview on an important animal issue. use your donation for a fundraising raffle or 9) Contact the PAHS gallery to host a student auction. Contact PAHS at (650) 424-1901, or animal art show. email firstname.lastname@example.org. 10) Gather friends to brainstorm solutions to • Harvest Home Stores’ Bryn and team have generously • Smith & Hawken’s Kenneth and team at Stanford issues facing our animal family; create donated two pieces and substantially discounted Shopping Center donated our welcome mat and Animal Farm. PAHS seeks to establish an three pieces of new, fully functional, and eco-conscious bird feeder. a Humane Ambassador Book Club; read, educational center to introduce children to “old lumber” office furniture. discuss, advocate, and raise money for • Best Buy’s Tony in Mountain View greatly discounted farm animals and teach children about the • Artist Adrian Litman we thank for partnering with a new and needed Officejet machine. humane issues. special considerations of farm animals and PAHS on design details and virtually donating 11) Host PAHS tables at community events. • ComTech’s Dave O’Neal we thank sincerely for his their welfare. PAHS is seeking an interested the creation of our uniquely fun and very beautiful 12) Help organize and put on PAHS events. help and discounts on a new functional computer resident of Woodside, Portola Valley, or other copper animal storefront signage. system. 13) Become a temporary foster parent to mid-Peninsula community to house the • Cost Plus World Market’s Pattie Tangney happily rescued animals who are waiting for • Roger Reynolds discounted and provided a gift PAHS Farm in a tax-deductible partnership. donated many needed office and gallery items. permanent homes. Apply directly to friend certificate to literally “green” up our new space. To discuss, contact Carole Hyde, executive • Pivot Interiors donated two real Herman Miller organizations Peninsula CatWorks and • Ed and Susan Shaw discounted our ultra-healthy director of PAHS. desk chairs. Stanford Cat Network. Nikken water filtration system. Jobs 14) Feed homeless cat colonies. • The Great Frame Up’s Marci (and her dog Buddy!) • Peet’s Coffee & Tea at Charleston of Palo Alto donated donated the framing of our antique photos elaborating For all voluntary job listings, respond to PAHS 15) Learn TNR (trap-neuter-return). This our first batch of fundraising coffee. the rich 100-year history of PAHS. at (650) 424-1901, or email erin.scott@palo- important work with homeless cats is • Wordsmith and editor Sharan Daniel and graphic altohumane.org. direly needed and requires maturity and • Painter Peter Woo repainted our new space with designers, SIX14 and AKA Designs we thank for their eco-conscious No VOC paint for “bare bones,” and commitment. dedication and attention to timing and cost. Humane Ambassadors help PAHS make a we are so appreciative. 16) Be creative. Let us know what you are difference in our communities. Ambassadors doing on behalf of animals. Ask how PAHS are needed to: can help nurture your idea. 1) Research and report on local, California- Earth-friendly is animal-friendly. based, and nationwide veterinary cost Angels. PAHS works hard to help pets and assistance funds. homeless animals. As an Angel, you can help our center reflects the understanding that maintaining a balanced, 2) Research and write exposés on Palo Alto a sick or severely injured animal get vital healthy environment inherently supports life, in all its forms. and Bay Area restaurants that offer shark medical attention by making a special donation fin soup, foie gras, eggs from caged hens, for the necessary care and rehabilitation. Your Many avenues allow a softer and more Earth-friendly footprint, such as: and veal from calves contained in veal donation will go directly toward saving the life • Purchasing consciously, considering the details of materials and products chosen (natural?, sustainable?, recycled?, biodegradable?, made locally?, was excess carbon emitted with coal manufacturing or crates. of the animal in need. For more information, was production at the expense of socially responsible action?) 3) Sign animal action petitions emailed see page 31. • Reusing what you already have. from PAHS and disseminate to friends and Veterinary Partners. PAHS seeks veterinarians Ways that PAHS is Earth- and animal-friendly: colleagues. and veterinary hospitals willing to offer donated • Use of “old lumber” office furniture (reclaimed wood from old buildings, eliminating destruction of new trees). 4) Communicate with businesses in support • The storefront sign was made using reclaimed copper paneling. or discounted services for ARF (Animal Rescue of Humane Planet initiative; approach • The donated desk chairs were previously owned. Fund) and PetHelp financial assistance cases. local restaurants, caterers, and markets • Natural fibers, such as raffia and jute, were selected as decorative accents. and get them certified with PAHS’ Humane • Non-toxic, no-VOC paint was used to repaint this space. Planet Certification program. • Change of web hosting service to AISO which is 100 percent solar powered. • Dell Optiplex 755 replacement desktop computer is Energy Star 4.0 energy efficient. 5) Serve as Saturday shopkeeper for Animal • Haier mini-refrigerator is Energy Star 4.0 energy efficient, and CFC-free. Art Gallery. • Usage of remaining existing stock of light bulbs and office supplies. Outdated stationery 6) Prepare communications in support of Cert no. SCS-COC-002193 was made into writing pads. humane legislative measures. • Updated stationery and business cards have been printed with soy inks on 100 percent PCW recycled paper. pg . 32 compassion Palo Alto Humane Society PAHS PO Box 60715 Nonprofit Org. Palo Alto, CA 94306 U.S. Postage p 650.424.1901 PAID f 650.462.0306 Palo Alto, CA www.paloaltohumane.org Permit No. 337 A Century of Compassion Since 1908 Return Service Requested A Season of Giving The financial health of the Palo Alto Humane Society lays the foundation for its expansion and growth in the 21st century and its continued commitment to acts of loving kindness and mercy. PAHS’ goals for its second century of compassion will be reached with the help of public interest and support. Your gift in any season, any time of year, is welcome. To give, or to discuss estate planning, contact the Palo Alto Humane Society at (650) 424-1901 and ask for Carole Hyde, executive director.
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