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.

Parks are for enjoying nature, not dumping pets into nature

Categories: President's Blog

On Saturday, my son went to a birthday party at a nature center in a park. It was a magical place with lots of walking trails, plants and wildlife. The park offers birthday party packages for frantic moms like me who stress trying to find the perfect party place. The group of kids who came …

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