October 5, 2001
We read the article in the Glendale News-Press about (the city's) latest decision to have the (animal) shelter operate at no charge to the city until it turns around. Who are you punishing? Think about it. Animals are going to suffer because of your decision. Do any of you have pets? Whoever made this mess, punish them, not the animals. How can the shelter function without money? Are you for real? Staff has to be paid. Lack of service will directly effect the animals.
August 31, 2002
Water board to meet Tuesday LA CRESCENTA -- The Crescenta Valley Water District Board of Directors meets Tuesday. The board generally meets the first and third Tuesday of the month, and agendas are available at 3 p.m. the Friday prior to the meeting. Agendas can be found in the glass display case at the district office or online at www.cvwd.com. Meetings are at 7 p.m. in the administrative office at the district, 2700 Foothill Blvd. For more information, call the district at 248-3925.
October 18, 2006
Cheryl Yamashita stood next to the sea-lion habitat and watched the mammals glide through the water. "On a hot day, this is where you want to be," Yamashita said, pointing down at a sea lion swimming on its back. "You want to be in the water with them." As a touring docent at the Los Angeles Zoo, Yamashita, 62, of Glendale, gets to visit with all her favorite animals and share her knowledge of them with students. For 18 years, she's been coming to the zoo on Tuesday mornings for a little over an hour to put on her khaki uniform and spread the word about animal conservation, information and care.
October 17, 2001
I would like to offer my comments and opinions on the recent happenings with the Glendale Humane Society. I have visited the shelter often, have donated time, money and articles to be sold at fund-raisers and have always found the shelter to be very clean and well taken care of. As Kristen Keen stated in her letter ("Animals need care, not criticism," Oct. 9), the emphasis should be on the animals and not on disagreements of who should pay or not pay, and why the City Council will or will not give the shelter its much-needed funds to operate.
April 8, 2002
Janine Marnien GLENDALE -- Peach, Tahiti and Pirate -- along with some of their other furry, four-legged friends -- spent four hours at Petco Sunday in the hopes of finding a human family to call their own. As part of the Glendale Humane Society's Mobile Pet Adoptions, the animals are taken to the pet store so that people can see how they act outside of a shelter. "We bring the dogs and cats that don't show well in a cage," said Christina Kilby, director of communications for the Glendale Humane Society.
January 8, 2003
Karen S. Kim The cats at the Glendale Humane Society might not have a place to call home, but they at least have a soft place to rest their heads. Glendale resident Sarah Biggs, a 14-year-old Cadette Girl Scout, has donated 131 cat beds to the shelter as part of her Silver Award project. The teenager spent several weeks sewing together soft pieces of fuzzy fabric in bright colors like pink, blue and orange for the cats. "I just like animals, and I wanted to do something to help them," she said.
October 16, 2001
To all the pet owners who have not sterilized your animals, please, please neuter your animals. I am a foster mom for the Glendale Humane Society. We foster the too-young kittens that people find in their yard or garage. They think all they have to do is turn them over to the Humane Society and everything will be OK. Let me tell you, all is not OK. It's a lot of work to keep these kittens alive. They don't have the natural immunity they would get from their mothers.
September 8, 2001
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- The animals will be out for more than a walk in the park this weekend. The Festival of the Animals will be held from noon to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 Riverside Drive in Burbank. Several animal organizations will participate in the event, include the Glendale Humane Society. The event will include a pet fair, horse shows, dog contests, a chariot race and Frisbee-catching dogs.
October 25, 2001
Tim Willert CITY HALL -- A former Glendale Humane Society employee admitted euthanizing animals and falsifying records to improve shelter adoption rates, then resigned before a city audit uncovered the discrepancies, according to an affidavit Glendale Police used to obtain a search warrant for Gerald Gracian's home. Gracian, 35, pleaded not guilty Sept. 6 to a charge he embezzled more than $3,000 from the shelter. The alleged embezzlement occurred over a seven-month period, from December 2000 to July of this year.
February 22, 2002
With the help of a little imagination and the appearance of a few friends of the feathered and scaly variety, J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series came alive for children at the Grandview branch of the Glendale Public Library on Thursday. Representatives from Wildlife on Wheels, a nonprofit organization that rescues injured animals, brought a burrowing owl, an American bullfrog and a boa constrictor to the library and discussed what kind of roles these animals played in the magical books.