Pasadena Humane Society Closes $20M Capital Campaign

PASADENA, Calif., November 24, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA announces the completion of a $20 million capital campaign. The Campaign to Save Lives funded the animal shelter’s Animal Care Center, a 35,000-square-foot addition to the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA opened in 2014.

The campaign was closed thanks to a $4 million donation to the Campaign to Save Lives by the estate of the late Remy Louis Chatain, Jr., a Pasadena resident since 2004. Chatain, a Los Angeles native, inherited his family’s design firm, C.W. Stockwell. The company is famous for its hand printed wallpapers and fabrics, which includes the iconic “Martinique” pattern wallpaper, still found on the walls of the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Chatain loved animals and had a special bond with dogs. He adopted three small dogs that he found in the alley behind the company warehouse in Los Angeles. Chatain told friends that he would leave part of his estate to a humane society because he wanted to make a difference for more animals.

“We are very thankful to Remy L. Chatain, Jr. for choosing to support the Pasadena Humane Society. His support is a testament to our community’s love of animals,” says Kristina Lamas, Vice President of Development at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.

The Campaign to Save Lives began in 2009. The campaign was co-chaired by Bob Fidler and Nancy Plamann, joined by honorary committee co-chairs Weta and Allen Mathies.

Chatain’s donation joins the more than 315 other donors that enabled the construction of the Animal Care Center. The PHS Board of Directors was among the campaign’s donors, as was the City of Glendale.

“We are thrilled by the response of our donors for making our capital campaign a success. We are now able to better serve the community with our state-of-the-art animal care facility,” adds Bob Fidler, Campaign to Save Lives Campaign Co-Chair.

The Animal Care Center includes a low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinic, a behavior and training center, boarding kennels and an expanded retail store.

Since opening, the Animal Care Center has provided over 6,000 free or low-cost spay and neuter surgeries, 11,000 pet vaccinations, and implanted 1,800 microchips. The shelter now offers dog training classes six days a week with an expanded schedule, including puppy classes, agility and nose work training, as well as instructor and pet CPR seminars.

“The Animal Care Center has exceeded our expectations.” says Steve McNall, President and CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society. “It has enabled us to provide affordable, essential services to thousands of pet owners in our community, further strengthening the bond between people and their pets.”

Contact: Ricky Whitman
Vice President of Community Relations
Tel: (626) 792-7151 ext. 113
About the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA
The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is an open door, community-funded center, which provides all animals a place where they receive a safe haven, care and respect. The agency provides essential animal welfare and control services for the cities of Arcadia, Bradbury, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena. For more information, visit


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