Doing What Comes Naturally

May 13, 2021

By Suzanne Denk, Dip. FBST, Animal Enrichment Specialist We all want our pets to have the very best quality of life. Even if we don’t know it, what we really want is for them to fulfill their species-typical behaviors. In …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Bandit

May 12, 2021

Meet Bandit! This sweet guy was found abandoned on the streets and now is looking for a home and family of his own. Bandit is four years old, neutered, updated on all vaccinations and microchipped. He is a very sweet …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Moose

May 12, 2021

Meet Moose – who also goes by Moo Moo! – a fun and active 8-year-old cat who’s looking for a new home. He would like to be your one and only pet and in return he’ll offer you lots of …

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Whatever it Takes

May 5, 2021

By Katie Vecchi, Director of Care & Placement Services Homeless pets come to Animal Friends for many reasons and from all different backgrounds. Each one has a story to tell of their own unique journey. Sometimes, these animals arrive with …

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving

April 28, 2021

A Monthly Gift to Animal Friends By Cody Hoellerman, Chief Community Engagement Officer Take a minute to think about some of the charges that appear on your credit card statement each month. A streaming service (or two, or three!) to …

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Best Buddies: Hercules and Calliope

April 22, 2021

By Katie Vecchi, Director of Care & Placement Services  Everyone needs a friend to be by their side and animals are no different. Sometimes pets come to Animal Friends with their best friend and we call these duos bonded pairs. …

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Remembering Eula Houston

March 31, 2021

By Kathleen Beaver, President & CEO If you think about it, our lives are the ongoing construction of a big patchwork quilt. Each patch or square is a dream, a friendship, a moment or a joy that, woven together, tells …

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Our Roadmap for Every Animal Friend

March 25, 2021

By Kathleen Beaver, President & CEO Animal Friends does so much for so many. In our quest to engage, improve and save lives, we reach in to so many communities, meet so may people and animals and develop an understanding …

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Kitten Season: How You Can Help

March 24, 2021

By Ann Ensminger, Senior Director of Impact & Programs It’s spring – my favorite time of the year – when the weather gets warmer, the sun shines brighter and the days become longer! And at Animal Friends, and many other …

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Spring has Sprung! Refresh Your Pet’s Healthcare Routine

March 22, 2021

By Dr. Donald Consla, Lead Wellness Veterinarian As the flowers begin to bloom and the sun is shining again, it is the perfect time to take a closer look at how we can give our pets’ healthcare a refresh. Consistent …

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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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