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Happy Tails 
aNImal mooN madNeSS - trutH or 
urbaN mytH?

 We’ve all heard the word “lunatic” often used to describe one who acts in an eccentric, 

by Chris Leclerc 

reckless or insane manner. The term itself was first recorded as part of the vernacular in the 
13th century AD, defined: “affected with periodic insanity, dependant on the changes of the 
moon.“ Do the phases of the moon really have an affect on human and animal behavior, or is 

this nothing more than just a myth made up to explain otherwise unexplainable occasional abnormal behavior? 
Many people do believe that animals (and humans) are indeed affected by the position of the moon, but other more skeptical thinkers 

would beg to differ. Me? Well, I tend to go by apparent changes I have experienced within myself and those I have observed in my pets, 

and based on my own experiences and observations, I believe we are affected by the various lunar positions that occur throughout the 

calendar year. 
If you ask Astrologer Dana Haynes about her opinion on the subject, she’ll tell you that lunar phases most definitely affect the way we 

and our pets feel and behave, without a doubt. Haynes has studied animal behavior as it is impacted by the moon‘s positions for many 

years, and she came up with a very specific list of the ways each lunar phase affects animals both domestic and wild, as well as how they 

affect humans. Here is what she has to say about this rather controversial issue: (Source - Article by Dana Haynes, How Does the Moon 

Affect Your Pet: Lunar Phases & Animals, I find it very interesting, and I hope you do to. 
FULL MOON - The Full Moon influences the psyche of animals with noticeable intensity. It has been said to increase chaos and 
even cause the Earth to shake. Veterinary staff and Animal Control keep very busy during this phase. When an animal is upset during 
the full moon, they tend to be restless. Dogs and wolves are known to howl during the Full Moon phase, while birds become agitated 
and disoriented. Cats hide. The Full Moon tends to rattle both humans’ and our pets’ emotions.
NEW MOON - For a sensitive animal, the New Moon, not unlike the Full Moon, supports intention and therefore it is a time to 
change old habits which block awareness. It is a time to tune into nature’s vibrations-which many cats, dogs, other domestic animals 
and wild animals may do. Animals seem to naturally tune into the New Moon phase, understanding it is a time to chill even though 
this can be a challenge. The animal’s senses are heightened and sensitivity will be seen in each New Moon phase.
SUPER MOON - Unlike a Full Moon or New Moon, this phase is when an alignment of the Sun, Moon and the Earth called 
perigee-syzygy occurs when the Moon is at its closest to Earth (perigree). Animals tend to be ultra sensitive during this time of a very 
big full moon. Like humans, the power of the electromagnetic fields during a Full Moon phase interacts with our own magnetic field 
increasing the ability to sense of feel the stress around us. Animals tend to notice the interaction quicker, as it is part of their survival 
instincts to stay away from danger or snuggle with a caregiver.
WANING MOON - Waning Moon is a time when sensitive animals will tune into their sixth sense and know it is time to hunt, 
gather food, and build their homes in order to protect their family and be prepared for the future. The Waning Moon, unlike Full, 
New and Super Moons acts like a brake. For an animal, domestic or wild, it is a time to put natural instincts and the nesting mode 
into action for self preservation. 

BLUE MOON - The Blue 
Moon occurs when there are 
two Full Moons in one month. 
In other words, the lunar phase 
is much like the Full Moon 
and repeats its patterns. The 
difference between the two 
Full Moons comes from the 
astrological sign the moon is 
passing through, therefore the 
intensity of one Full Moon 
would affect an animal’s psyche 
in one area of life and the second 
one in another area of life. It is 
like our companion animals and 
wild animals get a double dose 
of the Full Moon and its intense 
vibrations on Earth. But note, 
emotions are no more on edge 
than at any other Full Moon. 


aNdy: #a4603904 

Andy: Animal ID #A4603904

Meet a cute and happy dog, Andy (A4603904). Andy is an even-
keeled six year old white neutered male Poodle who was found 
covered in foxtails and in extremely matted condition in La Puenteon July 9th and brought to the Baldwin Park Shelter. Weighingfifteen pounds, this medium energy dog has been shaved downso he could be comfortable. He walks beautifully on leash, andis well socialized. Good with other dogs, we think he will enjoy 
the company of children. Andy will make a remarkable indoorlapdog and companion for anyone in any living situation. To 
watch a video of Andy please visit the following link: www. 

To meet Andy in person, please see him at the Baldwin ParkShelter, located at 4275 N. Elton, Baldwin Park, CA 91706 (Phone:
626-430-2378 or 626-962-3577). He is currently available now.
For any inquiries about Andy, please reference his animal ID 
number: A4603904. The shelter is open seven days a week, 12pm-7 pm Monday-Thursday and 10am-5pm Friday-Sunday.
This is a high-intake shelter with a great need for adoptions.
For more information about Andy or the adoption process, 
please contact United Hope for Animals Volunteer AdoptionCoordinator Samantha at To 
learn more about United Hope for Animals’ partnership withthe Baldwin Park Shelter through its Shelter Support Program,
as well as the many dogs of all breeds, ages, and sizes available foradoption in local shelters, visit http://www.unitedhope4animals.