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Angels and our Animal Cops

Aug 16 2013

By Jeff Geissler, Communications Assistant As I write this, two small Yorkies in the Pittsburgh area are living in an empty house, not sure when their caregivers will show up again. Neighbors say the owners occasionally stop by – maybe …

Posted in By Jeff Geissler, dog, dogs, humane investigations, humane officer, rescue

How to Report Animal Cruelty Cases in Allegheny County and Beyond

Jan 25 2013

With the recent drop in temperatures, Animal Friends’ Humane Investigators have been receiving lots of calls about animals being left outdoors in the inclement weather.  With temperatures as cold as we have had recently, it is important that animal companions …

Posted in animal cruelty, how to report cruelty, humane investigations, humane officer, reporting, weather

Life as an Animal Friends Humane Investigations Officer: Abandoned Pets

Jun 25 2012

Photo by: Harry Giglio It is a sad situation when owners move away and cannot take their pets with them.  Most responsible pet owners will leave their pets with a family member or friend or even take them to a …

Posted in by Valerie Polka, humane investigations, humane officer, staff

Animal Friends Investigating Possible Dog Poisonings in McKeesport Area

Jun 20 2012

Animal Friends’ Humane Officers are investigating the possible poisonings of dogs in the McKeesport area. As of June 20, 2012, five dogs are showing signs of potential poisoning and are in critical condition. One dog has passed away. Officers are …

Posted in animal welfare, dog, humane investigations, humane officer