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.



Homeless dog in Arizona finds new hope in Pasadena

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A one-year-old Chihuahua mix was found wandering the streets of Phoenix, Arizona during a warm summer evening. Barely able to see the brown dog in the blowing, sandy wind, the woman swerved as to not hit the small canine standing in the middle of the street. Her old Toyota screeched to a halt almost hitting …

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Some thoughts on military members and pet adoptions

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I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed the other morning and I came across a video showing soldiers coming home to their families. These videos make me cry. I get emotional as I watch these happy reunions. I know how hard it is for these families to say goodbye and how amazing it is …

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