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.



Good reasons why you should adopt a senior pet

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Fourteen-year-old Graysea arrived at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA in November of 2017. His owner fell ill and was no longer able to provide him with the care he needed. While Graysea was in good shape, he was a senior, which automatically made it difficult for him to find a home. Fearful of medical …

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Guess who’s using Lyft? This cute guy.

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It’s Kitten Season and shelters are full of tiny, homeless felines. To do my part, I recently fostered a litter of four, 4-week-old, beautiful, orphaned kittens. The experience was a great one and I wanted to share it with you. The four kittens started their journey when they were found somewhere near Baldwin Park without a mom. …

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A census of a different kind: butterflies and how you can help count

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My son is a volunteer at Canyon Park in Monrovia. He enjoys helping to keep the park clean, interacting with the visitors and feeding the resident animals at the nature center. Recently, at a volunteer “thank you” picnic, I heard about an upcoming event that sounded wonderful. It is the National Butterfly Count! For those …

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