By Siri Espy

Volunteer Nancy Barylak: A Friend to Feral Cats

Jun 29 2012

By Siri Espy  Many busy people manage to squeeze in some time to volunteer. But talking to Nancy Barylak, it’s hard to imagine how she fits the rest of her life around her volunteering.   Nancy has an unparalleled passion for …

Posted in By Siri Espy, cats, feral cats, nancy barylak, TNR, volunteer

Every Pet’s Fairy Godmother: Volunteer Alda Walker

Apr 30 2012

By Siri Espy  No, Alda Walker has not discovered the secret of human cloning! She really has worked in nearly every department of Animal Friends during her 11-year stint as a volunteer. Living out her childhood ideals, she got a …

Posted in alda walker, By Siri Espy, volunteer

February is Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month at Animal Friends!

Feb 02 2012

By Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Communications Team February is Adopt a Rabbit month, and Animal Friends is hopping with special events to celebrate bunnies! Last year, nearly 60 of these interactive, adorable, often misunderstood companions were adopted, up from only …

Posted in Bun Runs, Bunnies, By Siri Espy, classes, rabbits, toys

Zapper Finally Let His Guard Down! …and Found a Forever Home

Jan 12 2012

By Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Communications Team Zapper arrived at Animal Friends nearly two years ago, completely terrified. Rescued along with dozens of other cats from a hoarding situation, he hissed, swatted and threatened to bite when approached. While some …

Posted in black cats, By Siri Espy, Happy Tails

A Happy New Year for Chester (and his mom!)

Jan 11 2012

By Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Communications Team For Chester the cat and his new mom, Christmas came a few days late. At 11:00 on December 30, right at shelter opening, a woman appeared at Animal Friends’ door, cat carrier in …

Posted in adoption, By Siri Espy, cats, Happy Tails

Two Residents Became Best Friends — and Found a Home Together!

Jan 10 2012

By Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Communications Team Visitors to Animal Friends often stopped to see a touching scene: two residents of a free-roam room cuddled up together in a flower-shaped bed, sleeping intertwined, arms around one another. But there is …

Posted in By Siri Espy, cats, Happy Tails, Twice as Nice

61 Animals are Being Readied for New Homes!

Jan 03 2012

By Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Communications Team TV cameras and newspaper reporters caught the action at Animal Friends’ annual New Year’s Eve Rescue, where this year 61 animals were saved from euthanasia at other facilities and brought to a new …

Posted in By Siri Espy, grooming, New Years Eve, rescue

New Years Eve Rescue Saves 60 Pets’ Lives!

Dec 30 2011

By Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Communications Team Many of us have cried happy tears at the endings of Disney movies. Today, those fairy-tale stories came. true for 60 animals that were part of Animal Friends’ New Year’s Eve rescue. Each …

Posted in By Siri Espy, cats, dogs, New Years Eve, rescue

This is the perfect week to adopt!

Dec 12 2011

Bebe, pictured above, needs a home! Guest Blogger: Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Communications Team This is the perfect time to adopt – we’re coming up on the last weekend before Christmas! Animal Friends will be closed on the 24th and …

Posted in adoption, By Siri Espy, priceless

Most (un)Wanted: Poor Eponine Deserves a Chance

Dec 06 2011

Guest Blogger: Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Commuications Team Tis the season for holiday miracles. And poor Eponine is dreaming that her own special miracle awaits! This adorable, friendly cat came to us after being found as a stray with one …

Posted in By Siri Espy, cats, kidney failure, special needs