Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Malcom and Bentley

January 4, 2021

Bentley and Malcom are a bonded pair who have been together since Bentley was adopted as a puppy at 7 weeks old.  They are both social dogs and good with people, kids and other dogs. Bentley and Malcom are house …

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Keep Your Dog Off the Naughty List!

December 7, 2020

By Veronica Rigatti, VSA-CDT, Canine Behavior Specialist You worked for hours preparing your perfect holiday meal. You begin to set the food out on the table only to find that when you return with the next dish the first one …

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May I Have Your Reservation?

December 7, 2020

Providing the Best Quality Dining Experience for Your Cat By: Suzanne Denk, Dip.FBST, Animal Enrichment Specialist Cats have a reputation for being picky eaters. While they may be choosy about whether they prefer pate or shreds, there are simple steps …

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The Middle

December 7, 2020

By Kathleen Beaver, President & CEO Dear Friend, I have a slightly frayed, red dog bed under my desk. It’s filled with matching, slightly frayed dog toys.  They belonged to Bella. I never met Bella but I know she was …

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The Next Generation of Animal Lovers…What Can You Do Now to Help the Animals?

December 7, 2020

By Ann Ensminger, Sr. Director of Impact & Programs There are many young people in the community who are inspired to help Animal Friends, and the dogs, cats and rabbits in our care. And, we are so grateful! Although many …

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Wellness Services are Coming!

December 7, 2020

By Jenn Geibel, Chief Community Resources Officer This year has been challenging to say the least. But, despite the many bumps in the road, our Animal Wellness Center continues to serve as a lifesaving resource for the pets and people …

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Happy Tails: A Perfect Match

December 7, 2020

By: Katie Vecchi, Director of Care & Placement Services One of the many programs at Animal Friends that truly makes an impact on the animals in our community is the work of our dedicated Humane Investigations team. This incredible and …

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Holiday Safety Tips from Dr. Zetwo

December 7, 2020

By Dr. Amanda Zetwo, Medical Director of Clinic and Community Services Due to the pandemic the CDC recommends not gathering with extended family and friends that don’t live in your immediate home for the holidays this year. But, this could …

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Supporter Spotlight: Amy Bacik

December 7, 2020

By Jaime Greenwald, Director of Development Animal Friends is so fortunate to have dedicated and passionate supporters. Whether it’s donors, volunteers or people in our community who help spread the word about our lifesaving work, their support of our mission …

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How to Interest Your Pet in Play or Treats

December 7, 2020

By Suzanne Denk, Dip.FBST, Animal Enrichment Specialist “My cat is not food motivated … my dog does not like to play or do puzzles.” These are a few assumptions we have, but they may be the wrong expectations of our …

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Meet Our New Humane Society Police Officer – Officer Justin Galvin

December 7, 2020

By Krista Sobecki-Koontz, Humane Investigations Coordinator Tell us about yourself. Growing up I always had an interest in law enforcement. I would watch crime shows with my mother and be able to figure out how something was done and who …

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Extending our Reach to Save Lives

December 7, 2020

By Lindsey Chadwick, Admissions & Transfer Coordinator Although dog overpopulation isn’t nearly as big of a challenge as it was 10 years ago in our area as a result of the success of spay/neuter efforts, there are other parts of …

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Veterinary Forensics Training for Law Enforcement

November 11, 2020

While Humane Society Police Officers (HSPOs) enforce and investigate the anti-cruelty laws in our state, they rely on the expertise of veterinarians to determine the extent of abuse and neglect as evident by the animal’s medical condition. A mutual relationship …

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Community Cat Colony Care

October 26, 2020

It is no longer enough to just set out food for community cats, a community cat colony caregiver must also actively practice Trap Neuter Vaccinate Return (TNVR) as well as work alongside neighbors to mitigate any nuisance behaviors. As the …

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Winter Care

October 22, 2020

Proper colony management includes proving a safe and warm shelter for cats during the colder winter months. This year Animal Friends is offering a DIY winter shelter kit for $5. The kit includes a Styrofoam cooler, plastic sheeting in which …

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Trapping Tips and Tricks

October 22, 2020

Never ever trap a cat without first having a plan! Most veterinary clinics require an appointment for spay/neuter surgery or exams, even for community cats. It’s not difficult to establish a routine with your community cats which will improve your …

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Trapping Cats for TNVR

October 22, 2020

Animal Friends is unable to provide physical assistance with trapping of cats. At Animal Friends we understand the importance of TNVR and support community cat colony caregivers by providing reduced pricing for spay/neuter, rental for humane box traps, supplies for …

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Mitigating Nuisance Behaviors

October 22, 2020

It is important for the well-being of the community cats for you to listen to neighbors and resolve complaints. Here are some helpful tips for managing common nuisances: Cats are spraying, yowling and fighting. Spaying and neutering the cats will …

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Ineffective Methods of Controlling Cat Populations

October 22, 2020

The term community cat includes feral cats (outdoor cats not socialized to humans), stray cats (social with humans but have been lost or abandoned) and owned cats with access to the outdoors. But, they are all the same species regardless …

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Help Is Just a Phone Call Away

September 29, 2020

By Kaley Kaczynski, Clinic Services Coordinator Some days it may seem like our Clinic & Community Services administrative team simply answers questions and schedules spay/neuter appointments. The truth is, our incredibly dedicated staff takes each and every call to heart …

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