Happy Tails: Cindy Lou

Nov 27 2013

Guest Blogger: Carolyn AmorosoI met Cindy Lou when I volunteered at Animal Friends in Pittsburgh years ago. At first she was not eligible for adoption because she was being held for court. When I adopted her about a year later, …

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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

Ruby’s Story

Aug 07 2013

Guest Blogger: Sharon Mariani Ruby’s story is filled with as much concern as it is human kindness. An American Diplomat was in a small village in Suriname, formerly known as Dutch Guiana.  It’s on the northeastern coast of South America. …

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Lost Dogs to be Rescued! Animal Friends’ Liberation Day, July 9

Jun 12 2013

What:                    On Tuesday, July 9, Animal Friends will hold the 16th annual “Liberation Day Rescue” to offer a second chance to lost and unclaimed dogs who are slated to be euthanized at animal control facilities. Because of loud noises and …

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And Then My Dog Showed Up

Apr 25 2013

By Jolene Miklas, Director of Communications  I adopted a dog this year. It’s not a big deal, I know. Especially because I work at Animal Friends. You’d think I’d be tempted to adopt dogs every day. But I wasn’t tempted, …

Posted in adopt, adoption, Beagle, by jolene miklas, Happy Tails, rescue, staff

Animal Friends’ 16th annual New Years Eve Rescue

Dec 28 2012

Eeyore came to Animal Friends during the 2011 New Years Eve Rescue For the past 16 years, Animal Friends’ annual New Years Eve Rescue has been a Pittsburgh tradition—and a last-chance lifeline for pets. On Monday, December 31, Animal Friends …

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Shelters Unite to Rescue Pets from Triangle Pet Control

Oct 08 2012

Pittsburgh’s three major shelters – Animal Friends, the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center, and the Western PA Humane Society – have stepped up in a united front to save pets caught in the middle of a licensing suspension …

Posted in adopt, arl, dog, rescue, triangle rescue, wphs

Jules the Cat: A Rescue Story

Aug 01 2012

By Jeff Geissler, Communications Assistant   For a feral cat colony caretaker, a routine case of TNR – Trap, Neuter and Release – turned into a lifesaving mission. Sarah McKean, a board member at Animal Friends, cares for two feral …

Posted in By Jeff Geissler, cat, feral cats, jules, rescue, TNR

Animal Friends to hold annual Liberation Day Rescue on July 9th

Jun 15 2012

The Fourth of July is coming soon and for many that means picnics, outdoor barbeques and family get-togethers.  Another big part of the Fourth celebrations are fireworks.  For many dogs, the Fourth of July is a frightening day.  Because of …

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My Dog Inspired Me to Change the World…at Animal Friends!

Mar 19 2012

Allie with one of her favorite toys By Katie Kurylo, Communications Assistant for Animal Friends Every little kid dreams about adopting a dog.  My younger brother, Sam, and I were no different. However, many years passed without a pet, as …

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