Second Annual Event Honors PHS Board Member Steve Johnson
By Phil Space
Looking to add a new furry friend to your family? The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA will hold its Second Annual “Free Adoption Day” on June 30. The shelter, located at 361 S. Raymond Ave in Pasadena, will be open for adoptions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This year’s event will be held in honor of board member Steve Johnson. Adoption fees will be waived for all available animals – including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, pocket pets and reptiles – for the entire day. As the shelter fills to capacity during the warmer months, it is important to find new homes for pets as quickly as possible. The 2014 “Free Adoption Day” resulted in the adoption of 29 cats, 13 dogs, one parakeet, one lovebird and one chicken.
“After last year’s rousing success, we are incredibly excited to be hosting another free adoption day,” said Kevin McManus, adoptions supervisor. “We hope to have just as many, if not more adoptions, this year.”
All dog and cat adoptions include the spay or neuter surgery, a microchip and a set of vaccines. The 2015 “Free Adoption Day” coincides with the implementation of a mandatory spay and neuter ordinance in the City of Pasadena. As of July 1, all dogs and cats six months of age and over must be spayed and neutered. Pasadena residents will have one year to comply.
The event is open to anyone looking to adopt a pet, and not just residents of our service cities. Regular adoption policies and screening apply. To expedite the adoption process, download and print an adoption application in advance on our website. If you rent, bring proof you are allowed to have a pet at your residence. Ample parking is available onsite. View all animals at the shelter at pasadenahumane.org/adopt.