I have very good news to report! You came through for me. Thanks to your generosity, I have enough money for my surgery with a bit left over. My friend, Meg, is being evaluated at a specialist and she may need an expensive procedure so she can be healthy. I am looking forward to my surgery on May 16th. I can then put my best paw forward and find my forever home. Don’t forget about me! Here is my story. My name is Ramona. I came to the shelter in May, 2014 with my litter of young kittens. My babies kept me very busy and I was happy to see them find their forever homes. I’ve made many friends here but still haven’t met that one special family. It’s stressing me out and now I have stomatitis, a periodontal disease. When the inflammation is severe, it is very painful for me. I don’t feel I can be my best every day and I am missing out on meeting my forever family. I need specialized surgery in order to relieve my pain and sore gums. They tell me that feline stomatitis is a painful and chronic condition of the tissues in my mouth. My only relief is specialized surgery that can’t be performed by the shelter clinic staff. I need a veterinary specialist do to the surgery and need your help to raise $950. With your help and the surgery, I can look forward to a happy life in a furrever home. My surgery is scheduled for May 16th and I don’t want to suffer any longer. Please follow this link and type Ramona in the message box and your generous donation will go toward my surgery. If I get more money than I need, (thanks to you), I will make sure that any extra goes to my other animal friends who need special medical care.
I am a 4 year old girl with torbie markings, big eyes and a great sense of curiosity. I love head scratches, being brushed and full body massages. I respond with a big yoga stretch reaching my back high to the sky with a contented smile on my face. After playing with my favorite string toys, I am happy to sit on a favorite lap for attention. My friends say I am well behaved and a pleasure to be with. I don’t even get fussy when my nails are trimmed! By now, you are probably wanting to meet me. If you are the perfect family for me, please stop by the shelter and let’s get to know each other!
Mark your calendar!
Saturday, May 6th
9am to 3pm
Whittier Narrows Park
Meadows Picnic Area
750 Santa Anita Avenue
South El Monte 91733
We will be joining animal lovers for this year’s Healthy Pet Expo. Bring your dog or cat and take advantage of the many free services for your pet, including nail trims, vet consults, giveaways and free and low cost vaccines.
There will be a dog contest with prizes for the best outfit, coolest trick and pet owner- look alike. Spend a fun day with your best friend and learn how to keep your pet healthy!
The 2017 calendars are here! Filled with adorable photos of man’s best friends, you will want one for yourself and a few for your friends!
Pick one up at the shelter today or order on line using our Paypal account.
If you would like to order a 2017 calendar on line, you can do so through Paypal. Toward the top of the Home Page in the ‘How To Help’ section, click on the Donate link. This will take you to the donation page. Then click on the Paypal logo and fill out all requested information. Select the option to ‘review your donation and continue’ and in the box labeled ‘add special instructions to the seller’, write in that you want to order calendar(s) and list the address(es) you want them shipped to. Calendars are $15 to cover the cost of mailing.
Our 2016 and 2017 calendar girls, June and Cookie, wish you and your pets a Happy Halloween. They want to share some safety tips for your ‘best friends’ so they enjoy a safe holiday.
Cautious Costumes: If you dress up your pet, choose your costume with care. Make sure it fits well and doesn’t restrict his breathing, movement, eye sight, barking or meowing. Be mindful of and dangling pieces of fabric or buttons that can be chewed off and swallowed. If your pet seemed distressed when dressed up, it’s best to avoid the costume.
Stash the Goodies: Keep the Halloween candy far out of reach of Fido and Fluffy. Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, is dangerous for pets, and Xylitol, an artificial sweetener found in sugar free candy and gum, can also cause very serious medical problems for your pets. If you think your pet has eaten something toxic, call the ASPCA Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 immediately.
Prevent Spooked Pets: With ghosts and goblins knocking on your door, this can be a scary and stressful time for your pet. To reduce anxiety and keep your pet from fleeing, most pets do best when kept in a separate room away from the front door. Remember, the best dressed pets this Halloween are wearing a collar with an ID tag and a microchip!
Thank you to Dr. Walter Cailleteau at the Sierra Madre Animal Hospital for these great tips! Check them out on their website at http://www.sierramadreanimalhospital.com/
Don’t miss this weekend’s Family Health Fair at the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center.
Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9am to 1pm in the hospital parking lot at the corner of Broadway and Santa Anita Street. The address is 438 W. Las Tunas Drive.
There will be Free Flu shots, health screenings, raffle prizes and face painting!! Fun for the whole family.
Everyone knows how beneficial pets are for our health and we will be there to let you know how great it is to have a best friend! They keep us in shape, help reduce our blood pressure and bring a smile to our faces. See you then!
Meet your friends this Saturday, September 10th at the Irwindale Speedway. The shelter will be there with an outreach booth spreading the word about our good work.
Gates open at 4; first race at 7pm. Look for number 41 with the SGVHS logo! Cheer driver Todd Conrad to victory!
Love pizza! So do we!
Animal lovers will help raise funds for the shelter on Sunday, September 19th at the PizzaRev on 3455 E. Foothill Blvd in Pasadena from 1100am to 10:00pm.
Mention the shelter when you check out and 20% of your purchase will support shelter animals!
See you there!
Join us in La Crescenta on October 29 from 10 am to 2pm for the 4th annual Dog Park Festival in celebration of their community Dog Park!
There will be free giveaways, raffles, dog boutiques, mobile grooming, veterinary care and much more.
Come to the Crescenta Valley Park at 3901 Dunsmore Avenue and bring your dog for a special day out!!
See you then!
Don’t miss the Grassroots Health Expo at the Grassroots Market & Kitchen, located in South Pasadena on Saturday, October 1 from 11 AM to 4 PM. This major health expo features many local businesses and organizations including the shelter.
Stop by and learn more about the vegan movement. Check out their website for more information at http://www.veghelp101.com. For event information, check out this link: http://www.grassrootsnmk.com/event/grassroots-health-expo/