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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Happy Retirement, Glenn Cole! Thank You for 14 Years

September 29, 2020

By Maddie Aicher, Volunteer Coordinator Glenn Cole is a man that needs little introduction here at Animal Friends. For over 14 years, Glenn has been a beacon of light, providing entertainment for our staff and volunteers and excellent care for …

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For the Love of Senior Dogs

September 29, 2020

By Monique Serbu, Communications Coordinator Marlene Cornelius has been an avid supporter of Animal Friends for the past 33 years. And, it all started with a love for dogs and an appeal letter she received in the mail. Marlene began …

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Libre’s Law

September 29, 2020

By Krista Sobecki-Koontz, Humane Investigations Coordinator In 2017, Pennsylvania’s animal cruelty laws were amended after a case involving a young Boston Terrier puppy named Libre. Libre was just eight weeks old when he was rescued from a dog breeder in …

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Inspire the Next Generation of Animal Lovers

September 29, 2020

By Ann Ensminger, Chief Programs Officer If you are holding this magazine in your hands, chances are that you have a special place in your heart for animals. Now, take a moment to think … what is your first memory …

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It Takes a Village

September 29, 2020

By Katie Vecchi, Adoption Coordinator We often say that it takes a village when it comes to raising children, but it applies to caring for the shelter residents at Animal Friends, too. Each of our homeless animals interact with staff …

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Peace of Mind with Animal Friends’ Lifesaver Society

September 29, 2020

 By Heather Pisano, Director of Individual & Foundation Giving For many of us, our pets are part of the family and in some cases, they are the only family we have. So, what happens when we are left with the …

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The Power of Body Language

September 29, 2020

By Veronica Rigatti, VSA-CDT, Canine Behavior Specialist At one time or another, we have all wished that our animals could speak to us. But our pets do use another form of communication to tell us what they are thinking – …

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Saving Lives on the Road

September 29, 2020

By Jenn Geibel, Director of Clinic & Community Services At Animal Friends, ending pet overpopulation is at the core of our mission. We work every day to facilitate as many spay and neuter appointments as our busy schedule allows. With …

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Teach Your Pet a Puzzle

September 29, 2020

By Suzanne Denk, Dip.FBST, Animal Enrichment Specialist Puzzle time with your pet shouldn’t be confusing – it should be fun! Follow these simple tips to get the most out of this entertaining and stimulating activity. When introducing a new puzzle, …

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Animal Behavior Book Club

September 28, 2020

By Liesl Wiesen, Behavior Coordinator Last year, our Behavior Wellness Department started a book club for staff and volunteers at Animal Friends. The group explores dog, cat and rabbit behavior, animal-focused fiction, the latest thoughts on the animal/human bond and …

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Cats Need Entertainment!

September 28, 2020

By Suzanne Denk, Dip.FBST, Animal Enrichment Specialist Providing entertainment for your cat is fun and can easily fit into any household routine. We often think of a cat as a low-maintenance pet compared to a dog who has to be …

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Meet Our Celebunnies!

September 23, 2020

Earlier this year, Animal Friends welcomed over 20 rabbits into our care. Their owner had purchased what they thought to be two male rabbits, but they quickly learned otherwise! As you can imagine, two unalter rabbits soon became many, many …

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Protecting Pets from the Summer Heat

July 16, 2020

Heading outside with your dog during the dog days of summer? With many families enjoying outdoor adventures and exercise with their canine companions, we wanted to share some tips from our friends at the Humane Society of the United States …

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Prepare Your Pets for More “Alone Time”

June 17, 2020

By: Barb Grosch, CPDT-KA, Animal Friends University Dog Trainer Our pets have provided wonderful companionship during our extended time at home. They provide laughter, cuddles and – for dog owners – a chance to exercise and enjoy the outdoors with …

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Telehealth: Providing Comfort from a Distance

June 16, 2020

By Amanda Zetwo, DVM, Medical Director of Clinic & Community Services Veterinary staff working in the nonprofit community are some of the most creative thinkers. We are always seeking new ways to provide the highest level of care while working …

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