Enrichment: Supporting the Human-Animal Bond

January 31, 2023

By Suzanne Denk, CSB-C, Dip.FBST, Animal Enrichment Specialist Enrichment activities are often looked at as a way to occupy your pet while you’re at work or busy with other chores outside the house. A Kong for a dog, pellets rolled …

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Aggression in Rabbits: What it Means and How to Help

January 26, 2023

By Jade Perry, Behavior Specialist Aggression in rabbits may be alarming to pet owners as we tend to think of rabbits as timid, sweet creatures. They are also prey animals in the wild, so naturally their first instinct is flight, …

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Biting Kittens

January 18, 2023

By Suzanne Denk, CSB-C, Dip.FBST, Animal Enrichment Specialist A sassy kitten can be amusing but a biting adult cat is not! With planning and consistency, biting can be stopped early on before it becomes a problem. Getting ready … Have …

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Cloudy Eyes

January 12, 2023

By Dr. Donald Consla, Lead Wellness Veterinarian As dogs and cats age they can start to develop changes in their eyes just like people. One of the most common misconceptions I observe in day-to-day practice is that all changes in …

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Meet Our Cover Star: Kimba!

January 5, 2023

At our annual Black Tie & Tails gala this year, one of our live auction items was the opportunity to have your pet on the cover of an upcoming issue of Petsburgh Magazine. It was such a popular prize that …

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Tax Return Non-Itemizers Cannot Deduct Charitable Contributions, Unless …

December 21, 2022

By Robert Fragasso, Treasurer, Animal Friends’ Board of Directors Taxpayers who itemize deductions can deduct charitable contributions within specified limits. Standard deduction users cannot. Even the itemizers may find their charitable contribution deductions limited by various other IRS regulations. There …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Daisy

December 19, 2022

Sweet Daisy comes from a home where her owner went into a nursing home after suffering from health issues. A friend and fellow animal lover has been caring for and rehoming his pets into forever, loving homes. Daisy is truly …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Bridgett

December 19, 2022

Bridgett is one of the sweetest kittens you could ever meet. She is five months old, socialized and full of energy. If interested, contact Brenda at 724.809.8578 or 1brendarupert@gmail.com

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Patsy

December 19, 2022

Pasty is one of the sweetest kittens you could ever meet. She is five months old, socialized and full of energy. If interested, contact Brenda at 724.809.8578 or 1brendarupert@gmail.com

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Laddie

December 19, 2022

Laddie is a beautiful marbled tabby and as sweet as could be. He is five months old, socialized and full of energy. If interested, contact Brenda at 724.809.8578 or 1brendarupert@gmail.com

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Mr. Will

December 12, 2022

Mr. Will is the biggest mush this side of Texas and will steal your heart faster than a New York minute. But the good news is, he’s looking for his forever home right here in Pittsburgh, PA. Between his little …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Olivia

December 12, 2022

This angelic princess, Olivia, is going to make her new forever family very happy. She is sweet, gentle and as delicate as a rainbow. Olivia would do best in a home with a feline companion or her main squeeze, Mr. …

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Gift Guide: Gear for Your Dog

December 8, 2022

By Veronica Rigatti, VSA-CDT, Canine Behavior Specialist With the holidays approaching, you might be wondering what gift to get for your pup! They probably already have so many toys and treats they don’t know what to do with, so how …

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Laser Therapy for Pain Management

December 8, 2022

By Dr. Donald Consla, Lead Wellness Veterinarian Laser therapy, also known as “class IV laser” or “cold laser,” is an anti-inflammatory treatment that our Animal Wellness Center can offer pets for pain management. The medical term is photobiomodulation, which means …

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Introducing Cats

December 6, 2022

By Suzanne Denk, CSB-C, Dip.FBST, Animal Enrichment Specialist Properly introducing a new cat into your home can set the household up for lifelong success, but it could take days to months to see the progress. The most uncomfortable cat, whether …

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‘Tis the Season for Giving

December 5, 2022

By Liz Moser, Development Coordinator While the holiday season is a time of joy for many, it can also be a time of stress and uncertainty. For many families in our community, the winter months mean higher utility bills and …

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To Those “In the Middle”

December 1, 2022

By Kathleen Beaver, President & CEO We all know that the holidays are about family and those we love. Being  the animal lovers we are, our families typically include the four-legged variety as well. At Animal Friends, we are honored …

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Black Tie & Tails Celebrates Humane Legislator of the Year

November 30, 2022

By Tara Czekaj, Animal Friends Humane Legislation Committee Member  The 25th annual Black Tie & Tails gala in September introduced an inaugural award, Humane Legislator of the Year, presented to City of Pittsburgh Councilman Bobby Wilson for his work in …

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I am The Lorax

November 29, 2022

By Katie Vecchi, Director of Behavior & Placement In March, a beautiful senior kitty named The Lorax was surrendered to us. Unfortunately, his owner could no longer care for him or the other cats in the home. When he arrived, …

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Giving Tuesday: Every Act of Generosity Counts

November 29, 2022

By Animal Friends’ Development team The end of the year is always a busy time for nonprofits, as attention turns to the final stretch of fundraising before the new year. To kick this off, Giving Tuesday takes place each year …

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