Rescued from Neglect: What Happens Next?

June 23, 2022

By Krista Koontz, Humane Investigations Coordinator People often ask our Humane Society Police Officers what happens to animals seized as part of a Humane Investigations case. Many are concerned that these animals will be euthanized or required to spend the …

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A Shared Love and Lasting Legacy

June 14, 2022

By Cody Hoellerman, Chief Community Engagement Officer One of the many ways that generous animal lovers in our community support Animal Friends is through estate planning. By leaving a gift in a will, trust or other account, donors have the …

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Spotlight: Mobile Resource Center

June 6, 2022

By Dr. Jessica Serbin, Clinic Services Associate Veterinarian Have you seen our truck out on the road? It’s actually much more than just a vehicle – we call it our Mobile Resource Center (MRC), and it’s a fully functioning surgical …

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How to Transition Your Pet to a New Diet

June 2, 2022

By Liz Moser, Community Resource Coordinator While it is usually recommended that you maintain a consistent feeding regimen for your pets, you may find yourself needing to switch to a new food at some point. This may be due to …

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A Place to Call Home: Porter’s Story

May 25, 2022

Donate Two brown eyes peer through the window of a room just across the hall from the dog adoption floor at Animal Friends. Porter, a young and affectionate dog patiently waits for a familiar face to come through the door …

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It’s Just a Walk in the Park

May 25, 2022

By Veronica Rigatti, VSA-CDT, Canine Behavior Specialist One of the many highlights of adopting a dog is taking your new best friend for walks. The activity allows both of you to bond, exercise in the fresh air and explore different …

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The Cat Lover’s Guide to Litter Box Aversion

May 19, 2022

By Suzanne Denk, Dip. FBST, Animal Enrichment Specialist Litter boxes are often located where don’t have to look at them, but sometimes that means we forget to scoop the box! When a medical issue is not the cause, litter box …

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What Do Rabbits Eat?

May 9, 2022

By Erin Graham, Animal Friends Volunteer A first-time rabbit adopter may have questions concerning how best to care for your new family member. One of those questions may be what diet to feed a rabbit. First and foremost, a rabbit …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Potter

May 2, 2022

Potter is a very smart and loyal dog who will want to be by your side non-stop if you’ll let him! He gets along with other dogs and is also cat friendly. Potter can be wary of new people and …

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Combatting Pet Food Shortages

April 28, 2022

By Liz Moser, Community Resource Coordinator Over the past few months, you may have encountered empty pet food shelves at the grocery store or noticed back-ordered products when shopping for food online. Perhaps you’ve even faced the upsetting realization that …

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Trainer’s Spotlight – Debbie Thomas, CPDT-KA, IAABC- ADT

April 28, 2022

Debbie Thomas, CPDT-KA, IAABC- ADT Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer and Hersenwerk Enrichment Mentor Which classes do you lead at Animal Friends? Adult and Puppy Manners classes. I’m very excited to be offering a new course for shy dogs called Bashful …

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Sniffing Mats Are for Everyone

April 28, 2022

By Suzanne Denk, Dip.FBST, Animal Enrichment Specialist Our pets’ sense of smell is far superior to our own. Sniffing is not only a natural behavior for them but it is also enriching and stimulating for their mind. A sniffing mat …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Pepsi

April 25, 2022

Pepsi is very affectionate, goofy and loyal. She enjoys spending time with her people and will often follow you from one room to the next. Pepsi is very high energy and does best when she is able to get lots …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Noah

April 19, 2022

Noah can be shy when you first meet him, but he is the sweetest cat! He loves to sit by you on the couch and would love to be your best friend if you let him. Noah does have to …

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Rabbits and the Law

April 14, 2022

By Katlyn Weiser, Development Database Coordinator While domestic rabbits are the third most common pet in the United States, there is a disconnect in how we think about and classify them pertaining to animal cruelty laws. Our Commonwealth’s animal cruelty …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Reuben

April 12, 2022

Reuben is about 3 years old and is looking for a new home. He is very shy and can take some time to open up, but once he trusts a human, he will be your shadow. Reuben loves to snuggle …

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What is Giardia?

April 7, 2022

By Dr. Jessica Serbin, Clinic Services Associate Veterinarian With spring just around the corner, it is likely that we will return to spending time in the great outdoors with our pets. However, more time spent enjoying nature also means more …

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30 Years of Service and a Lifetime of Achievement

March 30, 2022

By Sarah McKean, Animal Friends’ Board Chair Marleen Ashton has served Animal Friends and the Board of Directors since 1992. Under her leadership as Chair of the Board of Directors, Animal Friends launched a Capital Campaign in 2003 to build …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Sissy and Junior

March 28, 2022

Sissy and Junior are siblings who would like to find a home together! Both are a little shy, so they who would love a home that is quiet and a family who is patient with them as they become more …

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Important Women in Animal Welfare History

March 10, 2022

By Ann Ensminger, Senior Director of Impact & Programs One of our goals at Animal Friends is to encourage children and teens to become the next generation of animal lovers and compassionate leaders in animal welfare. In honor of Women’s …

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