Pasadena Humane Society, Local Animal Lovers, Wish “Happy Trails” to Outgoing President Steve McNall at Thursday Event

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5:23 am | July 1, 2016


A group of local animal lovers gathered to thank outgoing Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA President and Chief Executive Officer for his 30 years of leadership service with plaques, commendations, anecdotes and even a bejewelled horseshoe at a “Happy Trails”-themed event Thursday.

Like McNall himself, the event was jovial and friendly.

County and city officials from a number of local cities and towns regaled the audience with praises for McNall’s leadership and the Society’s stellar services to their communities.

McNall thanked the group and briefly marvelled at how close animal care services have come, over the years, to “zero euthanasia of placeable animals.”

McNall, who started as an animal control officer and worked his way up the ranks, led the independent nonprofit through a recent period of growth. Recently added new features during McNall’s watch include the Animal Care Campus, the Neely Cat Center and the Critter House.

Under his leadership, the Pasadena Humane Society became one of the first in the region to offer a spay and neuter clinic to the public.

Society officials said their new incoming President will officially be announced in August.