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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 2, 2014 


Happy Tails

by Chris Leclerc

At the risk of over-doing it by writing too much 
about fun run events designed to help save the 
lives of would-be forgotten animals (I refer to 
last week’s article about The Marine Mammal 
Center’s Run for the Seals event this month), 
this week I decided to write about yet another 
up-coming event focused on rescuing homeless 
shelter pets that would otherwise most likely be 

 Best Friends Animal Society is a well-known 
non-profit organization with a no-kill mission. 
Their goal is to prevent the senseless and untimely 
death of thousands of shelter animals each year 
in our country. Through their own sanctuary and 
in close coordination with numerous shelters 
and animal care volunteers and professionals 
throughout the country, they have succeeded in 
helping save and place countless homeless pets 
into forever loving homes where they will receive 
the compassionate care they so desperately need 
and deserve.

 As part of Best Friend’s endeavor to carry 
out their mission, they hold an annual Strut 
Your Mutt fun run campaign, for all animal 
advocates to participate in and raise funds for 
the many animal-life-saving programs they have 
established over the years. Using the slogan, 
“Dogs just want to have fun”, they invite any and 
all who wish to take part in the fun run/walk 
event, with several to choose from across the 

 This year, Best Friends has arranged for twelve 
separate Strut Your Mutt events, to be held on 
various dates and in different cities in the United 
States. The variety of dates and locations provides 
the opportunity for animal lovers across the 
nation to get on board with this amazing fund-
raising, life-saving project. Here is the event 
schedule line-up for the 2014 Strut Your Mutt 

August 23 - San Francisco, CA

September 6 - Jacksonville, FL & Los Angeles, 

September 13 - Austin, TX, Portland, OR & 
Salt Lake City, UT

September 20 - Houston, TX

September 27 - Kanab, UT, Maryland/D.C., 
Minneapolis, MN, New York, NY & St. Louis,


 All Strut Your Mutt events include a festival 
along with a walk and fun run, so participants 
get to enjoy lots of exciting activities with their 
family and friends, along with the company of 
their own pets, while helping save the lives of 
animals who are in need of a loving home. Even 
if you are unable to attend one of the events in 
person, you can still be an important participant 
by taking the Strut Your Mutt Challenge, a virtual 
fundraiser for rescue groups and shelters across 
the country. No matter where you are, or no 
matter where you live, you can join the challenge 
and raise funds for either Best Friends or for the 
rescue group of your choice by registering on 
line in the comfort of your own home.

 Best Friends is one of the most revered and 
respected animal rescue organizations in the 
country. During the time they have been in 
operation, they have succeeded in saving more 
animals’ lives than any other single animal rescue 
group in the US. The proceeds from their annual 
Strut Your Mutt campaign all go directly toward 
rescuing shelter animals. Through the good 
work of hundreds of volunteers and the pro bono 
assistance of various animal care professionals, 
they do whatever it takes to prevent pets from 
meeting a pre-mature death.

 If you are interested in participating in this 
year’s Strut Your Mutt fund-raising campaign, 
or simply wish to learn more about this 
fantastic group and the awesome work they 
do, please visit, or go to 
Best Friends Animal Society’s web site at:

 There is no better feeling than that which 
you get by knowing you have done your part to 
help save the life of a helpless, homeless shelter 
animal. We all love to talk about our pets; how 
cute they are, how funny they are and how 
much joy they bring to our lives. So, let’s not 
forget about the ones still waiting for that loving 
human to take them home, love them and brag 
about them to their friends! Thank you for 
caring about the animals and don’t forget to love 
and let live.


Community dog walk, fundraiser for the 

Pasadena Humane Society sets $375,000 goal


 Who wants to be part 
of your summer fun? So 
is Trisha! Trisha is very 
irresistible and easy to fall in 
love with! She is an adorable, 
sweet, fun and lovable white 
long haired terrier mix with 
loads of personality! She was 
found as a stray in the streets - 
dirty, skittish and frightened, 
but once she was bathed, 
fed, taken care of and loved, 
it didn’t take long for her to 
relax, come out of her shell 
and be her true, sweet, fun-
loving self! 

 Trisha can be shy when she 
first meets you, but she loves 
people, warms up quickly, and 
enjoys attention, receiving 
loving pets and being 
cuddled in a lap. She is also 
comfortable with other dogs 
and would be very happy to 
share her life with another dog 
or two in the home. During 
the walks and time spent 
with her, she has blossomed 
into a social butterfly, always 
greeting and initiating play 
with other dogs. It is very 
entertaining to watch her in 
action, and adorable the way she smiles, bows 
and flirts with other dogs Trisha has average, 
happy energy! She is easy to manage on a 
leash and very pleasant to walk with. She will 
occasionally get a little nervous around loud 
and busy street activity, but she loves rolling 
in the grass, running and exploring. But most 
of all, she loves spending time socializing with 
the volunteers and the other dogs she walks 
with or meets along the way.

 Trisha is young and has a lot of living to do 
and would love to share it with fun-loving 
people. She approximately 1 1/2 years old and 
is looking for an active and loving family or 
couple that will give her a safe, secure, fun and 
happy home. If you have another dog or two 
for her to hang out with, she would love that 

 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 Trisha, 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. Feel free to call us at (626) 
286-1159 for more information on Trisha. 
See our website at for 
information and photos of all our available 

PASADENA, Calif. (July 30, 2014) - - Animal 
lovers are invited to put their best feet forward 
at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s 16th 
Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk – a community 
fundraiser for animals – at Brookside Park 
adjacent to the Rose Bowl. Organizers hope 
to raise $375,000 through the event, which 
will provide food, shelter and medical care to 
homeless animals, nearly 12,000 of which are 
taken in by the PHS every year. The walk will 
start at 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 28.

 Thousands of people and their dogs are 
expected to take part in the walk. Walkers 
and their dogs can choose either a one-mile 
or three-mile route around the outside of the 
Rose Bowl stadium before enjoying a free Pet 
Expo at Brookside Park. Participants do not 
need a dog to join the fun—just a desire to help 
animals—and they can walk individually or 
form teams.

 “The Wiggle Waggle Walk is a community 
event for animal lovers,” says Steve McNall, 
president and CEO of the Pasadena Humane 
Society & SPCA. “This is our biggest fundraiser 
of the year. We would not be able to provide the 
level of care to all the animals in our nine-city 
service area without the community’s support.”

 Participants are encouraged to fundraise for 
the animals by creating personal web pages 
through the Wiggle Waggle Walk website 
and asking family, friends and co-workers for 
donations. Non-walkers, and those unable to 
attend the event, can also create fundraising 
web pages through this site. Entrants who 
raise $50 will receive an official Wiggle Waggle 
Walk T-shirt. Registration is free.

 Check-in starts at 8 a.m. at the entrance 
to Brookside Park. The walk will begin at 
9:00 a.m. and the Pet Expo will take place 
immediately after the walk until 1 p.m. The Pet 
Expo will feature K-9 demonstrations, a variety 
of pet product booths, food trucks, paw-
tapping music and canine contests. Brookside 
Park is located at 480 North Arroyo Blvd in 
Pasadena. Sponsors include Wells Fargo, 89.3 
KPCC, VCA Animal Hospitals and Boehringer 
Ingelheim. For more information, visit www.


Animal ID #A4734337

Puppies do not get any cuter than JoJo 
(A4734337)! JoJo is a three-month-old 
brown-and-black male Short Haired 
Chihuahua Mix puppy who was found in 
Baldwin Park and brought to the Baldwin 
Park Animal Care Center on July 16th. 
Weighing 7 lbs, JoJo is a classic puppy: 
playful, kissy, and sweet. He is a blank slate 
for training and is excited to start learning. 
JoJo will be a delightful indoor pet and best 
friend for an individual or family eager to 
train and socialize a young puppy. He has 
the perfect personality and is ready to be 
your best friend. Meet JoJo today! To watch 
a video of JoJo please visit the following 

To meet JoJo in person, please see him at 
the Baldwin Park Shelter, 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 JoJo, please reference his animal 
ID number: A4734337. The shelter is open seven days a week, 12 pm-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 JoJo or the adoption process, contact United Hope for Animals Volunteer 
Adoption Coordinator Samantha at To learn more about United 
Hope for Animals’ partnership with the Baldwin Park Shelter through its Shelter Support Program, 
as well as the many dogs of all breeds, ages, and sizes available for adoption in local shelters, visit

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