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A Century of Compassion

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									A Century of Compassion:
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Letter from the Executive Director                                                                       Issue   no.   1 / 2009 : Table of Contents




Toward a Second Century of Compassion                                                                                                  8
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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  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
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  the status of animals in our society through        education about safe, humane farm practices
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  innovative programs in intervention, education,     and food sourcing.                                                                                              26
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  and advocacy.                                      • Through a new advocacy initiative, Humane                                                                   a sEason of GivinG:  PG. 26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  



                                                       Planet, PAHS aims to encourage aware and                                                                    lEGaciEs:        27
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Intervention delivers vital assistance and                                                                                      24
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                                                                                                                                                                   ways to GivE to PaHs:  PG. 29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

                                                       conscious living regarding the treatment of
promotes spaying and neutering to ensure                                                                                                                           makE a DiffErEncE:                        30
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                                                       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
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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




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
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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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
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                                                   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.


                                                                                                                                                                          
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                                                  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 catnetwork@lists.stanford.edu 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 humanityforcats@aol.com, or
be euthanized.                                    near his hip joint, but he made nearly a full         visit her website at www.humanityforcats.com.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
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PAHS Initiatives: Education                                                                                       PAHS Initiatives: Education




                                          PA H S I n I T I AT I V E S


                              Education
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                                                                                                                  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.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
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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.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
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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.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
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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.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
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                                                                                                       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


                                                                                                                                                                              
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                                                     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;


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
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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 erin.scott@paloaltohumane.org.                                                               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


                                                                                                                                                                                                             
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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)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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                                                                                                                     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.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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                                                                                                                             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.


                                                                                                                                                                                           
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                                                                                                                                  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. Owners         Hospital for housing our new offices and
                                                                                                                                                          search engine and choose PAHS as your charity
                                                 Animal Art Gallery and providing much needed          Leave an estate gift to PAHS. Bequests and
Darren McClung and Carol Young donate                                                                                                                     of choice. Find Good Search at http://www.
                                                 discounted services for animals in our help           estate gifts provide the stability necessary
to PAHS 40 percent of proceeds from the                                                                                                                   goodsearch.com.
                                                 programs. PAHS also thanks Adobe Animal               for PAHS’ humane work to continue into the
charms’ sales.
                                                 Hospital, Alpine Animal Hospital, Burbank             future. Gifts can be provided for in a will or     Shop Good Shop online and choose PAHS
Fashioned by local jewel designer Laurie         Animal Hospital, Cat Hospital, Pacifica Pet           during the donor’s lifetime. Call PAHS or your     as your charity of choice. Find Good Shop at
Sinclair, the charms are burnished silver        Hospital, and Spruce Avenue Pet Hospital.             financial adviser to discuss.                      http://www.goodshop.com.


                                                                                                                                                                                                             
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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



                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
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                                   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 erin.scott@paloaltohumane.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.


        
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                   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

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                                  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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