Pasadena Humane Receives $5,000 ASPCA® & Subaru Loves Pets Grant

Adopters were surprised with fee-waived adoptions over the weekend

PASADENA, Calif. (October 27, 2020) – On Saturday, October 24, Pasadena Humane surprised 10 new pet parents with fee-waived adoptions thanks to a grant from the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and Subaru Loves Pets. Two dogs and eight cats were adopted as part of the event. Adopters also received a welcome home gift bag courtesy of local Subaru dealer Sierra Subaru of Monrovia.

“The pandemic has been emotionally and financially challenging for many of us,” said Dia DuVernet, President & CEO of Pasadena Humane. “We are grateful for the ASPCA and Subaru Loves Pets for giving us the chance to bring some additional joy to 10 families by waiving their adoption fees.”

Adopted pets include Thor, a 5 year-old lab, and 11-week-old sibling kittens Teddy and Tiger. One of the sweetest adoptions of the day was Triana, a 4-month-old kitten with only three legs. Triana’s adopter had been looking for his “purr-fect” match for months before finding this adorable tripod kitty.

All dogs and cats adopted from Pasadena Humane are spayed/neutered, microchipped and have received age-appropriate vaccines. Adopters also receive a discount at the organization’s pet supply store, as well as a voucher for a free wellness exam at a participating veterinarian.

Pasadena Humane is now offering adoptions by virtual appointment. To view adoptable pets online and learn more about the adoption process, visit


About Pasadena Humane

Pasadena Humane is a donor-supported, non-profit organization that provides animal care and services for homeless and owned animals in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The organization is dedicated to promoting humane treatment and compassionate care for all animals. The animals in its care come from 11 animal control service areas, as well as partner shelters across the Los Angeles-area and beyond. Pasadena Humane also offers lifesaving programs and services to the community that support the human-animal bond and keeps pets healthy and safe.