Almost Time for Summer Lovin’

Just waitin' for the hot weather to roll in.

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Animal on the field

Summer is fast approaching, and there’s nothing like the love of a pet to make those lovely, long summer days and balmy nights even sweeter and more fun.  This coming Saturday, May 25th, it’s Free Adoption Day at Pasadena Humane is a great opportunity to open your heart and your home to a new friend.

Adoption fees are waived from 10:00 a.m until 2:00 p.m on May 25th. Cats, dogs and all of critterdom – including a four-week-old neonate female hamster, unnamed, #A514251, a gorgeous female red-eared slider turtle named Cilantro #A514645, several bunnies including mini-lop Roger, #A514446, pigeons and guinea pigs – are eligible. 

Depending on the pet you adopt, some licensing fees may apply.

Meet Miss Celie

A cat with its mouth open
Celie bounces back. Photo:

Thanks to our good friend Darlene Papa for this great post about Celie!  And many thanks to Darlene and for agreeing to write ANIMAL HOUSE for a few weeks this summer.

Darlene writes: “In mid-December, we pulled this stunning calico off the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA) kill list, where she landed after being struck by a car. The incident left her with extensive injuries. To say that this young lady was in a world of hurt would have been an understatement. After three weeks in the hospital and an additional four weeks of crate rest, this resilient baby is very nearly as good as new. She does have an ever-so-slightly odd gait, but that doesn’t keep her from running and playing and climbing onto your lap. It does, however, preclude her from jumping onto your kitchen counters, which for many, may be a plus.

Despite all the trauma she has endured, she wants nothing more than to lie on her back and soak up all the belly rubs and chin scratches we can deliver. Like her namesake from ‘The Color Purple,’ she is tough as nails and resilient as hell but has a heart of gold that only wants to love. Celie is vaccinated, microchipped, FIV/FeLV negative, spayed and would prefer to be an only cat. Her foster mom says, ‘She actually IS okay with other cats with a proper introduction. but she would also be happy to be an only cat. Really loving and desperate for belly rubs. Able to jump on a bed no problem.’”

Does this sound like the right cat for you? If so, please fill out an application and come meet her today,

Meet Six New Friends

several cats
Photos: Devore Shelter

We don’t have details. These six cats, four in the melting Creamsickle colorway, were recently trapped at the same location, and are available for rescue/adoption now.

Ferenc #A798431, Mafe #A798432, Espoir #A798433, Surray #A798434, Sundara #A798435, and Sadiyak #A798436.

19777 Shelter Way
San Bernardino CA 92407
(909) 386-9820. Press 2 for Devore Shelter, 3 to speak with a shelter agent, 1 if you are a rescuer, to speak with the rescue coordinator.

Meet Simba #A513361

A small dog on a leash
Photogenic Simba is ready to be your new best friend. Photo: Pasadena Humane

Thanks to our good friend Kevin McM for this notice!

  • Male canine
  • Age: Four years old
  • Breed: Pitbull/ Pittie mix
  • In fine health
  • House-trained; Chipped, vaxxed, neutered
  • Mellow, gentle, playful; Tentative with new dogs

Pasadena Humane
361 S. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena CA 91105

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Victoria Thomas

Victoria has been a journalist since her college years when she wrote for Rolling Stone and CREEM. Victoria describes the view of Mt. Wilson from her front step as “staggering,” and she is a defender of peacocks everywhere.
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