3/17: Change in Services

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PASADENA, Calif. (March 17, 2020) – Following the increased and overwhelming concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA has decided to close to the public beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. Animal control officers will continue to respond to emergency animal welfare and public safety calls. 

We value the health and safety of our residents, their pets, the animals in our care, and our employees, and hold these health considerations at the forefront of all operational decisions.

During this time, service changes will include:

  • Our Adoptions Center will be temporarily closed to the public.
  • If you believe your lost pet is being cared for at PHS, please call to schedule an appointment to bring your pet home.
  • PHS will not be accepting “stray” healthy cats.  Sick or injured cats can still be brought in by appointment.
  • PHS asks that if you can no longer keep your pet that you try to rehome the pet without bringing it to the shelter. We will only accept owner relinquishments in cases of emergency.
  • We ask the public to renew pet licenses by mail only.
  • All community outreach activities and events have been temporarily suspended, including: After-school Kids 4 Animals Club, Sunday Morning Helpers, Barks & Books, and community workshops.
  • Pet behavior classes have been postponed.
  • Our “Shelter Shop” for retail pet supplies will be closed to the public.
  • Pet Boarding will not be accepting any new appointments at this time.
  • In lieu of drop-off donations, we are asking our supporters to donate an item off our Amazon wishlist.

With the outpouring of staff, volunteer, and community help in taking in animals to foster, we have very few animals at the shelter at this time. Those animals are still under the watchful eyes and care of the Veterinarian Health Staff and Animal Care Attendants.

Should our population suddenly increase, or if we need to operate with fewer staff, we may need to ask for more foster volunteers. We will continue to assess our needs and let you know in the event we need additional help.

Just as the animals are being cared for, we ask that you do the same for yourself and those around you.

During this closure, the health and safety of the animals in our care remains our top
priority.

We commit to updating our communications as conditions change.