Bringing Home a Scaredy Cat

January 20, 2022

By Suzanne Denk, Dip.FBST, Animal Enrichment Specialist Many cats can be shy and even fearful when entering a new home. As their family, you know that your new cat is safe and loved but they don’t know that yet and …

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Understanding Rabbit Body Language

January 13, 2022

By Karen MacDonald, Animal Friends Volunteer Rabbits have a complex way of communicating, despite the fact that they have few vocalizations. By observing and understanding rabbits’ body language, we can ensure that our domesticated bunnies are living happy and healthy …

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Remembering Animal Friends’ Cat Whisperer, Lillian Abernethy

January 13, 2022

By Maddie Aicher, Volunteer Coordinator If you have surrendered, adopted, fostered or volunteered with a cat or kitten at Animal Friends in the past 15 years, chances are Lillian Abernethy touched your life in some way. On any given day …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Potato

January 13, 2022

Potato is a large gray, lion of a cat who is almost three years old. He is a vocal and energetic fluffball who loves to play and run around. He’s also not opposed to cuddling and sleeping on your lap …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Kalliope

January 13, 2022

Kalliope is a sweet young cat with a lot of energy. Though she was found outside, she immediately liked to be held and cuddled. She is very playful, so having many toys to keep her occupied is a must! Kalliope …

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Yana’s “Special” Felines Fund

January 11, 2022

By Cody Hoellerman, Chief Community Engagement Officer Growing up, Carol Meal’s parents wouldn’t allow her to have a cat. But, that didn’t stop young Carol from venturing to the farm next door to adopt a kitten from her neighbor. It …

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Returning Home

January 6, 2022

By Liz Moser, Community Resource Coordinator At Animal Friends, we know that pets are family – they help us through difficult times and provide us with unconditional love. Because we believe so deeply in this, we will go to great …

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Laila

January 6, 2022

By Dr. Donald Consla, Lead Wellness Veterinarian This October, Nancy brought her sweet 8-year-old dog, Laila, to our Animal Wellness Center because she was urinating frequently, even during the night. Nancy was very familiar with Animal Friends, as she had …

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The Best Cure for Grief is Action: Introducing Rosie’s Rule

December 17, 2021

It always hurts when we lose one of our own. But, losing a little dog named Rosie was particularly hard. She was one of those dogs with one of those stories who just weaves their way into your heart. She …

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Flea Season is Here!

December 16, 2021

By Dr. Donald Consla, Lead Wellness Veterinarian While fleas like to feast on our pets all year long, the late fall season is when they tend to be at their worst. As the temperatures drop, fleas like to find warmer …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Wolfie, Spotty and Void

December 14, 2021

These three beautiful black kittens are from the same litter and would like to find a home together! Wolfie, Spotty and Void are all sweet and love to cuddle and will give you endless hours of fun! All three kittens …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Ellie Mae

December 7, 2021

Ellie is a small, shy, tiger cat. She is good with friendly dogs but hasn’t been around other cats. Ellie Mae is friendly, likes attention and loves her scratching post and perch! If interested, please contact Tammy at 412.708.3291 or …

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Get Your Dog on the “Nice List”

December 6, 2021

By Veronica Rigatti, VSA-CDT, Canine Behavior Specialist With the holiday season in full swing, you may want to brush up your dog’s manners to secure their place on the “nice list” this year. After all, dogs aren’t born with household …

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Paws Need Claws

November 22, 2021

By Carol Whaley, Director of Humane Programming Tuesday, Sept. 28 was a big day in Pittsburgh as the City Council unanimously voted to ban the surgery used to declaw cats for non-therapeutic reasons. Two days later, Mayor William Peduto’s office …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Troy

November 15, 2021

Meet Troy! If you would like to have a playful little boy to keep you company during the cold winter season, look no further. Troy is fun, friendly and happy but a little shy. Similar to other cats, Troy prefers …

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Touching Hearts with Wagging Tails

November 11, 2021

By Erica Cebzanov, Animal Friends Volunteer For 24 years, Matt and Clara Jacob have participated in Animal Friends’ Therapets program, introducing shelter dogs and cats to assisted-living residents. The Jacobs prioritized these sessions over the years and never cancelled a …

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Introducing: Animal Friends for Veterans

November 11, 2021

Founded in 1943 as an avenue of support for soldiers leaving for World War II who had no place to safely leave their beloved companion animals, Animal Friends has a longstanding commitment to the brave individuals serving in our Armed …

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On the Move

November 10, 2021

Moving or Traveling with your Cat By Suzanne Denk, Dip.FBST Cats may not be as enthusiastic as dogs about going for a car ride, but there are steps you can take to help your cat when traveling or moving to …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Leia

November 8, 2021

Leia is a 3-year-old Black Mouth Cur who has been with us since she was 9 weeks. Her breed is known for being a working breed and she does best when given a job or task. This also means she …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Roxy

November 4, 2021

Roxy is, simply put, a beautiful little girl who is so sweet but yet a little on the sassy side.  She loves to explore her space and is especially curious of any bug that crosses her path. Roxy gets along …

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