Animal Friends’ Annual Straw Drop: Free Straw for Outdoor Pets and Feral Cats

Dec 08 2016

To prepare for falling temperatures, we’re hosting our annual Straw Drop. Free bags of straw are offered to anyone who owns or cares for outdoor animals – including feral and community cats.While Animal Friends encourages pet owners to make pets …

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Make Peanut Butter Pup-sicles

Jul 21 2015

The thermometer reads 98 degrees Fahrenheit, and your dog sprawls belly-down on the kitchen floor, panting. It’s supposed to be like this all week.  While you’re sucking down iced coffees, help your pooch beat the summer doldrums. These easy-to-make treats …

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How to Build a Feral Cat House

Jan 02 2014

Materials needed are: a large Styrofoam cooler or sheets of one-inch thick hard Styrofoam, a large box or Rubbermaid storage bin, a box cutter or utility knife, black plastic sheeting, Gorilla tape and straw. Then assemble as follows: Place the …

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Animal Friends Offers Free Straw for Cold Outdoor Pets

Oct 18 2013

 NOTE: We’ve received another shipment of straw!  This shipment was delivered on December 5th and is ready to be picked-up.  We will post another update if this delivery runs out. If you need straw for your animals in a greater …

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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 …

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