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October 16, 2001
Tim Willert CITY HALL -- While city officials consider the future of the Glendale Humane Society, the shelter board appears to be distancing itself from the past. Executive Director Leslie Eppick, placed on paid leave in the wake of a city audit and police investigation, is no longer on the shelter payroll, Humane Society Interim Director Nicholas Gilman said Monday. Neither Gilman nor board President Jon Georges would say whether Eppick quit or had been fired.
September 28, 2001
Folks around here were ready to agree nobody whips up an outraged head of steam, ranting with a barely-in-control sense of indignation, quite like I do. But this week the City Council challenged my title. I demand a rematch, because Tuesday was the council's first chance to address revelations in an analysis by city auditors of the Glendale Humane Society, and with a report like that, even timid amateurs become wild-eyed madmen. No one can accuse the council of downplaying the problems uncovered.
August 13, 2002
Say hello to Xena, a feral kitten who has been in the news quite a bit recently. Last month, the kitten was dropped off at the Glendale Humane Society along with her mother and two sisters. Each of the animals was stricken with an upper respiratory illness, but only Xena survived, partly because she was the only one who received medical care. She was released from a veterinarian's care Thursday. The lack of care the animals received at the Humane Society has been called into question by some residents and the city, which is investigating the deaths.
June 14, 2002
Betty Evans, who resigned last week from the Glendale Humane Society board of directors, has decided to keep hosting the organization's popular pet adoption show. "The Dog House" is produced by the city and airs on GTV6, Glendale's government access channel. The 30-minute program is taped every other Monday and is replayed twice daily. The show's future has been in question since the Humane Society board voted June 7 to discontinue providing the city with animal control services.
May 21, 2001
The following programs will be broadcast on Glendale Government Access Channel 6 on Charter Cable. For more information, call 548-4844. TODAY 6 a.m. - Veteran's Memorial Documentary 7 a.m. - Weaver's Dog House 8 a.m. - Community Calendar 9 a.m. - Issues & People: "Humane Society" 10 a.m. - Community Calendar 11 a.m. - Community Calendar Noon - Community Calendar 1 p.m. - Community Calendar ...
December 30, 2003
A goat that was found near death Friday in the hills above a Glendale neighborhood appears to be making a complete recovery, Pasadena Humane Society officials said. Part of a herd that was brought to the city in September to clear hillsides of combustible brush, the goat was found along with two other goats that had already died. The goats were from EZ Bar Ranch in Tehachapi. A couple from San Francisco walking in the neighborhood found the goats.
November 26, 2001
Hooray! I finally get to say, "Ginger Bremberg for president!" As recently reported in the Glendale News-Press, Ms. Bremberg has graciously accepted the nomination as president of the Glendale Humane Society. As an area homeowner, local political activist and new member of the Humane Society, I tip my hat to the board for nominating such a forthright and honest (pardon my expression) little firecracker. There will be no one more capable of looking you in the face and presenting the facts than Ginger Bremberg.
November 27, 2001
Tim Willert CITY HALL -- After weeks of discussions, the city and the Glendale Humane Society appear to be in agreement on a new contract, the shelter's interim leader said Monday. "We finally feel as though we're on the same page with the city in terms of expectations of staffing levels and the financial picture," Acting Executive Director Nicholas Gilman said Monday after meeting with City Manager Jim Starbird. "It does appear that the city and the Glendale Humane Society are going to reach agreement."
October 4, 2004
HUMANE SOCIETY TACKLES PET PEEVES Unruly puppies and old dogs will learn new tricks at the Glendale Humane Society's canine-training class Saturday. The six-week course, taught by Marsha Perloff of Devil Dog Ranch, will begin at 8:30 a.m. at 717 W. Ivy St. The course will teach basic commands, good leash manners, street safety and how to eliminate common behavior problems. The cost is $120 for the public, $100 for humane society members. For more information, call 242-1128 or visit www.glendalehumane.
September 5, 2001
Tim Willert CITY HALL -- Glendale City Councilman Bob Yousefian said he didn't trust Glendale Humane Society Executive Director Leslie Eppick on Tuesday, minutes after an emotional shelter employee alleged systematic animal abuse by past and present society employees. "At this point I need to have somebody step in and take over operation of that facility," Yousefian said during Tuesday's City Council meeting. "I do not trust the executive director there."
February 1, 2013
Lois Grover (Barrett) 97, of Glendale passed away peacefully on Monday, January 28th in Glendale, CA. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT. She attended Utah State University and graduated from USC. She had a 30 year career teaching with the Los Angeles Unified School District. While at USC she met her first husband Wesley Hooper. Her second husband was Larry Grover. She is survived by her daughter Nancy (Hooper) Fertig. Grandchildren John Dietz, Kris (Dietz) Colosi, and Marc Fertig, great grandchildren Corie, Sara, Deyne, Spencer, and Connor, two great great grandchildren and niece Donna.
December 11, 2012
I feel concern should be directed toward a free-roaming bear in the area of Chevy Chase Estates. This bear has been seen recently raiding garbage cans on the street, on Sheridan Road. Perhaps the same method could be used to trap this bear as was used with “Meatball.” I feel this bear remains a danger to people and pets living in the area. If it is necessary to contact a state game warden, the Humane Society could contact them and get the bear back to the area where it should be. Betty Paul Glendale
October 1, 2012
The Pasadena Humane Society beat its fundraising goal of $300,000 this weekend for the nonprofit's annual Wiggle Waggle Walk at the Rose Bowl. Zahra Nealy, a spokeswoman for the shelter, which provides animal control services for Glendale, said more than $316,000 had been tallied as of Monday. A final figure likely wouldn't be reached until later this week, she added. Roughly 2,000 people participated in the 14th annual Wiggle Waggle Walk on Sunday, raising money among friends, family and co-workers.
By Kelly Corrigan, | September 26, 2011
Hundreds of people and their dogs outfitted in bandanas, sports jerseys and knit sweaters helped raised more than $260,000 for the Pasadena Humane Society during its 13th annual Wiggle Waggle Walk on Sunday. The event at Brookside Park in Pasadena featured two walking routes - dog water bowls included - as one of the society's major fundraisers. Pasadena Humane Society provides animal control services for Glendale and other areas. “Thank you for being a part of this great community event to witness your support in the care and treatment of pets,” Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard said.
By Timothy Rutt, | August 11, 2011
Reader Theresa writes: Found dog on the corner of Allen Avenue and Altadena Drive on Tuesday night around 8:30pm. He is very friendly and follows commands, but has no leash or dog tags.  He appears to have sight disabilities as well. We live on Altadena Dr. and will keep him one more day before we call the humane society. If he is your dog, please call  213-500-6549  to make arrangements for pick up. Read more at .
January 29, 2011
When my wife and I wanted children, we did what comes naturally and were successful. Twice. We're now at the comfortable stage in our lives when we'd like to add to that family. But we're finding it difficult this time around. Perhaps it's human genetics. Perhaps it's my urologist's scalpel skills. But something tells me that no amount of marital intimacy is going to place a puppy in my wife's womb. With human offspring there were no agreements to sign, no social or governmental watchdogs to impress, before partaking in the baby-making process.
By Max Zimbert, | August 20, 2010
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Two youngsters raised more than $120 for charity Wednesday and Thursday, mostly by swooping in on their scooters and yelling "charity bake sale" at any and all pedestrians and motorists. Their tactics might have been aggressive, but they said they were simply trying to raise money for the Glendale Humane Society and the K-9 unit of the Glendale Police Department. "If we give money to them they can buy more things to train the dogs," said 10-year-old Mary Vischer.
By Max Zimbert, | August 5, 2010
GLENDALE — All three dogs that were found abandoned in a foreclosed north Glendale home last month have not found new families yet, officials said. All the dogs are in good health after being abandoned for weeks at a home on Delisle Court off North Verdugo Road. Families have expressed interest in two of the dogs, but one, a King Charles spaniel mix, needs some behavior training before he can be adopted, said Ellen Leyda, a coordinator at Glendale Humane Society. Someone had been leaving water and food for the dogs until rescue arrived.
By Max Zimbert | June 16, 2010
P anting and jumping, Rosie, Olivia and Vinny left their marks on the new dog play area Tuesday at the Glendale Humane Society. The sheltie mix, Maltese poodle and bichon poodle mix ran around the new grounds, digging holes in the shade and playing with nearby workers. After about six months of construction and $40,000 in donations, Maggie's Barkyard was unveiled this week, giving Glendale Humane Society residents — all 37 dogs — valuable play and exercise space, said Tina Marie Ito, the group's president of the board of directors and director of administration.
By Joyce Rudolph | August 15, 2009
Girl Scout Kelly Arthur, 17, looked to her passion when deciding what volunteer project she’d like to explore for her Gold Award. Arthur is a member of Troop 2801 and she received the award, which is similar to becoming an Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts, in June. “It’s a culmination of all you’ve learned in Girl Scouts and you apply that to a project,” she said. The La Cañada High School senior has raised funds to purchase cleaning supplies and toys for the Glendale Humane Society since ninth grade as an officer of the Animal Aid Club, a campus organization, she said.
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