julie bank kittenJulie Bank is President/CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. Her animal welfare career spans almost thirty years working in leadership roles in local and national nonprofit and governmental animal control organizations in New York, Arizona, Oklahoma City and California. She is a nationally recognized speaker and writer on animal issues, and has traveled extensively educating and supporting organizations and communities with their animal welfare efforts. Each blog post originally appeared as part of Julie’s weekly column for the Pasadena Star News and San Gabriel Valley Tribune.



CatCon: The Convention with Catitude

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Last weekend I attended CatCon, the convention with catitude.  The pop culture event was held at the Pasadena Convention Center where more than 20,000 cat enthusiasts converged over two days to enjoy cat-centric merchandise, cat-related presentations, meet celebrity cats and see cats available for adoption. The Pasadena Humane Society was the official adoption agency for …

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When one love dies, another begins

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Phil had just turned 50 when his wife asked for a divorce.  It was a normal day. He arrived home from work at 5:30, grabbed a drink from the fridge and put the leash on Bob, their Lhasa Apso, to take him for a walk. It had been a stressful day at work and he …

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