Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Dakota

October 19, 2021

Dakota is a lab mix in good physical shape who enjoys relaxing and roaming inside and out. She is a very laid back dog who enjoys routine but also loves attention. She would do well in households that are much …

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Fostering Good Behavior

October 14, 2021

How Foster Homes Help our Rabbit Residents By Natalie Shearer,  Animal Friends Volunteer Rabbits have complex emotions and behaviors just like dogs and cats. But in the wild, rabbits are prey animals and when they are brought into a shelter …

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Let the Music Play!

October 12, 2021

By Suzanne Denk, Dip.FBST, Animal Enrichment Specialist Music may provide relaxation for our pets – just like it can for humans – whether it is light classical music for dogs, nature sounds for cats or soft chimes for rabbits. Every …

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Water Safety Tips

September 30, 2021

By Dr. Amanda Zetwo, Medical Director of Clinic & Community Services The dog days of summer may be over, but there are still plenty of warm and sunny days left to enjoy some water activities with your pup. Whether you’re …

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Destination: Animal Friends

September 24, 2021

By Kathleen Beaver, President & CEO Each year, Animal Friends is a destination for thousands of animals who have nowhere else to go. Some come to us from the communities we call home, some from neighboring states while others travel …

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2021 Summer Camp Recap

September 20, 2021

That’s a Wrap! By Mandy Revak, Therapeutic Programs Coordinator There’s something truly magical about meeting a puppy for the first time. Who benefits more in the interaction? Is it the puppy who feeds off your smile and attention and quickly …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Shiloh

September 16, 2021

Shiloh is a grey-haired beauty who is looking for a fresh start. He has lived with other cats and dogs so he wouldn’t mind having these four-legged friends in his new home, too. Shiloh loves to be pet, but don’t …

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Here to Help

September 16, 2021

By Liz Moser, Community Resource Coordinator At Animal Friends, we know that life can get complicated sometimes … this was the case for Geena. When a close family member was hospitalized, she needed to spend as much time with her …

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Dog Law Funding

September 14, 2021

By Carol Whaley, Director of Humane Programming Across the state of Pennsylvania, there are currently fifteen vacancies for Dog Wardens due to a lack of funding. This includes Lancaster County which is home to 356 kennels – that’s double the …

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Scratch This, Not That!

September 7, 2021

By Suzanne Denk, Dip.FBST, Animal Enrichment Specialist Scratching is a natural and normal behavior for cats, but it is also a behavior we may not always find desirable. Understanding why cats scratch and how to encourage appropriate scratching can help …

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BunRuns: A Slice of Rabbit Utopia

September 2, 2021

By Naomi Weissman, Adoption Counselor Nearly every day, our rabbit residents spend quality time outside of their kennels at BunRuns – an activity that takes place in one of our multipurpose rooms with several enrichment stations. These sessions are great …

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Create a Bond with Your Pet Through Enrichment

August 31, 2021

By Suzanne Denk, Dip.FBST, Animal Enrichment Specialist You may be wondering how you can provide enrichment for your pets while they are home alone so they don’t get bored. Music, Kongs or other pet-safe toys are good choices for pets …

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Foster Fails and Happy Tails

August 26, 2021

By Danielle Delzer, Volunteer Coordinator Lately, some of our kennels haven’t been as full as they normally are. Many of our animal residents have found their new families and some are spending time with our incredible foster volunteers. When COVID-19 …

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A Family That Saves Lives Together

August 24, 2021

by Cody Hoellerman, Chief Community Engagement Officer The Engle family – Carey, Michael and their son Riley – are animal lovers through and through. Especially when it comes to their beloved cats … all nine of them! Although cats have …

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Thumper

August 19, 2021

By Krista Koontz, Humane Society Police Officer Our Humane Investigations team is on the road daily, investigating suspected cases of animal cruelty and neglect. When necessary, our Humane Society Police Officers are ready to step in and provide rescue for …

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May I Please Pet Your Dog?

August 17, 2021

By Ann Ensminger, Senior Director of Impact and Programs Do you love dogs? I do! I have loved dogs since I was a little girl. When I am out for a walk, at the park or at a friend’s house, …

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A Family Bond

August 12, 2021

By Corrie Stallings, Adoption Coordinator In fall of last year, we received a call about an unexpected litter of rabbits. In total, there were eight baby bunnies who needed a safe place to grow, and we welcomed them with open …

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Meet the Vet

August 11, 2021

Our New Lead Wellness Veterinarian: Dr. Donald Consla Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born and raised in Meadville, Pennsylvania and went to Allegheny College for undergrad and majored in Biology. My wife of ten years and I …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Chloe

August 2, 2021

Chloe is a gorgeous, small blue point Siamese mix with beautiful blue eyes. Sadly her first year of life was spent in an apartment basement because her owners weren’t allowed to have animals. So the lack of socializing has caused …

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Summer Safety Tips from Dr. Zetwo

July 15, 2021

By Dr. Amanda Zetwo, Medical Director of Clinic Services As the summer weather continues to heat up over the next couple of months, you may be wondering how you can keep your pets healthy and safe. Here are some tips …

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