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Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 19. 2014 


Happy Tails


Some of you may remember an article I submitted 
for this column last year, about The Marine 
Mammal Center, a non-profit organization located 
in Sausalito, whose mission it is to rescue injured or 
ill marine mammals with the goal of returning them 
back to the ocean. And, for the many mammals they 
take in that for various reasons cannot recover well 
enough to return to the sea, they provide a healthy 
environment in captivity where they can live out the 
rest of their lives.

 The Marine Mammal Center’s main focus is to 
expand knowledge about the animals they care 
for - their health and that of their environment 
- and to inspire their global conservation. With 
kind-hearted consideration for the well-being of 
all living things, they recognize the fundamental 
relationship that binds humans, animals and the 
ocean, and encourage others to do the same.

 I recently received an e-mail from The Marine 
Mammal Center, inviting me to participate in a 
very exciting up-coming event. Run for the Seals 
is The Marine Mammal Center’s annual fun run/
walk and fundraiser, the proceeds from which all 
go to help support the amazing life-saving work 
that they do on. When I read about the event, I 
immediately thought it would be a good idea to 
share with my local readers.

 Although Sausalito is some distance from Sierra 
Madre, it seems like something our locals might 
want to do; take a nice drive up the coast, perhaps 
stop over at one of our beautiful California 
beaches along the way, then head on up to the 
Bay Area for a fun run and a little sight seeing. 
Then, when you arrive at your final destination, 
you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Marin 
Headlands with your family as you take part in the 
30th Anniversary Run for the Seals on Saturday, 
August 16, 2014!

 Help raise $130,000 to provide essential food 
and medical care for sick, injured and orphaned 
seals and sea lions. Walk or run as an individual, 
or get some of your friends together and form 
a team! There are two routes to choose from: a 
4-mile fun run or a 2-mile hill walk. The event is 
open to all ages -- perfect for families, runners, 
walkers and power-strollers. Dogs on leashes are 
welcome too! And costumed people and dogs are 
especially encouraged.

 There are great prizes for the fastest finishers, 
top fundraisers, and best costume (canine and 
human!) There are even some great incentives for 
those who raise just $25 or more! It’s an inspiring 
day to spend with your friends and family while 
helping to protect our ocean and give marine 
mammals a second chance at life.

 Your registration fee includes Run for the Seals 
AND Fun Day! So after your run or walk, come 
to The Marine Mammal Center to enjoy FREE 
food and drinks, take educational tours, listen to 
stories and learn about the important work of the 
Center. You can even see the animal patients from 
an observation deck as well as peer into the kitchen 
and chart room viewing windows. Registration 
is $40 for adults and $20 for children ages 12 and 

 All online registrants get a limited edition 
30th Anniversary Run for the Seals T-shirt, a 
ticket to Aquarium of the Bay and FREE food, 
drinks and activities at Family Fun Day after the 
race—an amazing value! Children four & under 
are FREE* and dogs are also FREE -- but they 
must be on a leash.” Visit their website at www. for details and to 
register online. 


To share lazy summer 
evening walks? Josie is too! 

Josie is quite the lady 
and will be a wonderful 
addition to someone’s life 
and family! She has so 
many amazing qualities 
for a pretty Chihuahua/
Terrier mix. She is very 
well mannered and 
easy going with a quiet, 
calm, temperament and 

 Josie is friendly with people, but is not needy, 
demanding, nor competitive for attention. Even 
when you offer her treats next to other dogs, she 
will wait her turn and chew each bite delicately 
like a lady. She has an independent spirit, but 
enjoys the company of people and pets. She 
especially looks forward to nice leisurely walks 
on a summer evening, exploring, and rolling in 
the grass. Josie gets along beautifully with other 
dogs, but particularly lights up and becomes 
more animated and playful with male dogs.

 You can take Josie just about anywhere with 
you. She is one of those good natured, ‘go 
anywhere, do anything’ gals. Because of her calm 
energy, her good behavior and friendliness to all 
people, she has become one of our shelter’s top 
dog ambassadors chosen to be taken to many of 
our public events.

 Josie is 8 years old 
and weighs about. 11 ½ lb. 
She has thick short white 
fur with beautiful light 
brown patches and is easy 
and cooperative to bathe. 
She is spayed, and ready to 
go home with her new best 
friend or friends!

 She currently resides 
at the San Gabriel Valley 
Humane Society located 
at 851 E. Grand Avenue in San Gabriel with her 
roommate. We are located off San Gabriel Blvd., 
north of Mission and south of Las Tunas. 

 To arrange a ‘Meet and Greet’ with Josie, 
please stop by any time from 10:00am to 4:30pm 
Tuesday thru Sunday. 

 Her adoption fee is $120 which includes 
a microchip, spay surgery, first vaccinations 
and a free wellness check-up at a participating 
veterinarian. She is also eligible for our ‘Senior 
For Senior’ reduced adoption fee program. 
Feel free to call us at (626) 286-1159 for more 
information on Josie. See our website at www. for information and photos of all 
our available pets. 

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