Prepare Your Pets for More “Alone Time”

June 17, 2020

By: Barb Grosch, CPDT-KA, Animal Friends University Dog Trainer Our pets have provided wonderful companionship during our extended time at home. They provide laughter, cuddles and – for dog owners – a chance to exercise and enjoy the outdoors with …

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Telehealth: Providing Comfort from a Distance

June 16, 2020

By Amanda Zetwo, DVM, Medical Director of Clinic & Community Services Veterinary staff working in the nonprofit community are some of the most creative thinkers. We are always seeking new ways to provide the highest level of care while working …

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Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Neighbors During Unprecedented Times

June 16, 2020

By: Valerie Polka, Humane Investigations Resource Liaison and Officer Angie Fry, Chief Humane Police Officer COVID-19 has turned our world upside down and has made helping the most vulnerable members of our community more of a challenge than ever. But …

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Happy Tails: Hank Makes Himself at Home

June 16, 2020

By Katie Vecchi, Adoption Coordinator Every day at Animal Friends, our goal is to match our homeless residents with loving families. Even with the unique circumstances that arose with COVID-19, this dedication never faltered. Instead, this unprecedented time lead to …

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Thank You to Our Helpers

June 9, 2020

Springtime is usually a very exciting time for volunteering at Animal Friends with an increase in the number of volunteers who are taking advantage of the nicer weather and longer days to come and spend some time with our animal …

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FeLV and FIV: Understanding Feline Retroviruses

May 31, 2020

By Carol Fellenstein, DVM, Medical Director – Shelter Medicine At a time when we are feeling confined and restricted, a special group of cats at Animal Friends has gotten a new lease on life. In February, Animal Friends made exciting …

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Foster Heroes: Tala’s Story

May 24, 2020

By: Lauren Leffakis, Chief Operating Officer Tala came to Animal Friends after she had been abandoned in a home. When we first met her, Tala was so timid and fearful that she wouldn’t come out of her transport carrier. We …

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Enrichment: Sheltering at Home

May 24, 2020

Creating an Enrichment Routine for Your Pets By Suzanne Denk, Animal Enrichment Specialist, Dip.FBST One of the perks of being home during this difficult time is spending more time with our pets. This time can be enhanced by providing enrichment …

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A Day in the Life During COVID-19

May 24, 2020

By Maris Seto, Behavior Care Technician When the quarantine began and the effects of the COVID-19 crisis hit Animal Friends, we saw an impact on the animals that we never could have imagined … We were blown away by the …

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Chow Wagon Pet Food Bank

May 24, 2020

By: Jenn Geibel, Senior Director of Clinic & Community Services At Animal Friends, we know that pets are valued members of the family. We also recognize that many families in our region suffer from food insecurity, and if people are …

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