Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, April 18, 2020

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Mountain Views News Saturday, April 18, 2020 


Dear Friends,

 With the developing news regarding coronavirus COVID-19, I wanted to take a moment to share 
how Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is addressing the concern at our shelter, as well as our community 
programming and events.

 We are taking all the necessary steps to protect the health and well-being of the animals in our care, 
our staff and the community we serve by modifying our services. At this time, our Adoptions Center 
will be closed to the public - but if you are interested in adopting a pet you have seen on our website, 
we will be open by appointment only during our normal business hours. 

 We have also temporarily suspended the following activities:

 Community outreach programs (including our mobile outreach events). If you are a current event 
registrant, we will communicate with you directly regarding any changes, so please watch your 
email. Updates will also be shared on our social media pages and website.

 Humane Education activities which include our Kids Club, Animal Adventure Workshops, Scout 
Sundays, group tours, Sunday Morning Helpers, and Barks and Books program. 

Public spay/neuter and vaccine clinics

Dog training classes 

Pet Boarding, except in case of emergency.

 The following services will also be available by appointment only:

Reclaiming your lost pet AND Relinquishing your pet

Please limit calls to our Field Services Department to emergencies only. 

There have also been questions about whether pets can get sick from COVID-19 or if they can make 
us sick. According to the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, there is 
no evidence that companion ani-mals such as cats and dogs have been infected or could spread the 
virus that causes COVID-19.

While animals may not be at risk from this disease, we urge all pet owners to have plans for how 
to care for their animals in case of emergency. COVID-19 is no different, and serves as an excellent 
reminder to pull that plan together now if you don’t already have one. Click here for more 

Right now, more than ever, we need your help. We have a tremendous need for community fosters. 
As the virus spreads, the number of animals in shelters and rescues will continue to increase. At 
the same time, we anticipate de-creased interest and ability to adopt a new pet. So if you’re able to 
foster a dog, cat, or rabbit for the next several weeks, you could help give animals a break from the 
shelter and make room for more animals who are in need. For more information about fostering, 

Thank you for your support!


(NAPSI)—Today, as the world struggles 
with a new health crisis, it is more important 
than ever to protect the air, land 
and water that sustain humanity.
One way is to celebrate Earth Day, now 
50 years old. In 1970, millions of Americans 
joined together and created a movement 
to address pollution that posed a 
threat to human health and the environment. 
April 22nd—Earth Day—was a 
springboard for decades of global action 
that has made a positive change for the 
planet, communities and lives. 
Looking to the future, companies, families and individuals are making their energy 
choices count—reducing their impact on the climate through energy efficiency and support 
for green power. Now, in honor of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program highlights actions Americans can 
take to make a difference for years to come. 
1) Choose ENERGY STAR certified products for your home. They’re independently 
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3) Charge your electric vehicle with an ENERGY STAR certified charger. As electric 
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Learn More For further facts and tips, visit

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