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.



The sad story of a cat left behind when her family moved and how to prevent it from happening again

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This story started when an un-spayed, female cat was abandoned by her people. They were moving and rather than taking the cat with them or to the shelter, they just left thinking, “someone will care for her.” She wandered around the neighborhood scrounging for water, food and shelter. It was an unusually cold January, and …

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The obesity epidemic: It affects more than humans

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I was walking my rescued Border collie Malee around the park when I heard those words that no girl ever wants to hear. “Now that girl is round,” said the young man in the park when we walked past him. I whisked my head around, prepared to respond the same way I did when I …

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