Thursday, April 11, 2013
Where can I care for my pet in Peters Township? Or should I adopt?
National Pet Day is Thursday, April 11, and what better time to care for your critter? Or perhaps this is the right time to adopt a new pet. According to petdayusa.com, the day was started by celebrity pet lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige in order "to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create public awareness about the plight of many different kinds of animals awaiting a forever home in shelters all across the nation." There are a few popular Pittsburgh-area shelters where you can adopt pets, including Animal Friends along Camp Horne Road in Ohio Township and the Animal Rescue League along Hamilton Avenue in Larimer. If adoption's not for you, the immediate Peters Township area still offers many …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Meet Gladys, who was just brought into Animal Friends this month!
Meet Gladys, a senior cat who was just brought into the Aminal Friends shelter this month. Gladys is a spayed black-and-white domestic medium-hair female, and the shelter staff believes that she is almost 15 years old. She weighs about 8 pounds. For more information about Gladys, call Animal Friends Inc. at 412-847-7000 Ask for information about animal ID number A034695.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
See how you can contribute!
Calling all animal lovers! The McMurray Elementary Student Council is running a collection drive to benefit Animal Friends. The drive will run through Feb. 22—and McMurray students and families can contribute to the service project by donating the following items requested by Animal Friends: Animal Friends asks that:
Friday, September 7, 2012
The South Park haunted house attracts residents from all over the Pittsburgh area.
In operation for nine years as the largest not-for-profit haunted house in Pennsylvania, Hundred Acres Manor in Bethel Park will open its doors for the 2012 Halloween season on Friday, Sept. 14. Hundred Acres Manor, officially located at 100 Acres Dr., Bethel Park, PA 15102, in Allegheny County's South Park, is considered by many critics, including those at TopHaunts.com and at HauntWorld.com, to be one of the world's top haunted houses. Hundred Acres is also a top philanthropic organization, as proceeds from the yearly attraction benefit two major charities in western Pennsylvania—the Homeless Children's Education Fund and Animal Friends. According to a news release, two new attractions will hit Hundred Acres Manor on its opening night, …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
A roundup of the region's top weekly stories.
Here's a look at the top stories this week from Patch sites in your area: Couple Accused of Abusing Baby No Injuries Reported in Dormont Blaze UPDATE: Crews Continue to Repair High School Phone Outage B-W's Eligibility Policy Actually Stricter than PIAA's Feral, Stray Cats a Problem in Canonsburg, Cecil Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter where you can get breaking news alerts.
Monday, January 2, 2012
More than 50 animals were rescued from being euthanized and went up for adoption Monday.
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Monday, January 2, 2012
Animal Friends continued a 15-year New Year's Eve tradition this weekend as staff members and volunteers traveled around the area rescuing animals that otherwise would be euthanized by the end of the year. The New Year's Rescue involved transferring animals from animal control facilities and other shelters to the Animal Friends shelter in Ohio Township, where the animals receive appropriate care. The volunteers saved animals from shelters around Allegheny, Greene, Washington and Westmorland counties. Each rescued animal was vaccinated, bathed, groomed, evaluated medically and behaviorally, and spayed or neutered. Aside from being treated to a primping session, these animals are given another chance at life. Friday's New Year's Eve Rescue …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories for Wednesday, Dec. 21.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your area: VIDEO: Two Drivers—One Pregnant—Wreck on Streets Run Road Prayer Vigil Planned for Jimmy Slack New Club Available for Animal Lovers Santa Visits Keystone Oaks Nursery School Gallery: Spirit of Christmas Contest Winners Announced Deck Your House and Win $100,000 for Upper St. Clair Schools
Monday, October 3, 2011
It was too late for a would-be bride and her mother to get their money back after the wedding was called off, so they held a fundraiser for a pit bull advocacy group.
As Cinderella stories go, a recent soiree in Bethel Park tells an extra-special "tail," featuring a pit bill named Hazel and many fairy godparents. The event at the Crowne Plaza on Fort Couch Road Saturday was made possible by a young woman who canceled her wedding, and then donated the reception to a local pit bull advocacy group, Hello Bully, to raise funds for its new shelter in Cranberry. The party was dubbed “There’s No Place Like Home.” Hazel was a guest of honor because she represents the kind of rescues that Hello Bully and the Humane Society of United States perform. She arrived in a feminine frock that hid her distended nipples—an indication she had been repeatedly bred—and with paws still slightly swollen from fire ant attacks …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Stray found last month in Mt. Lebanon was adopted this week.
The owner of a 4-year-old stray found last month in Mt. Lebanon was never located, but the dog has a new forever home. The white dog with black spots was found in Mt. Lebanon on July 10 and taken to Clair’s Kennel near Upper St. Clair’s Municipal Building as workers tried to locate the owner. The kennel held the dog for 48 hours before handing him over to the Animal Rescue League of Pittsburgh. A worker at the East Liberty shelter on Wednesday said he was adopted a few days ago and now has a new forever home. Roy Hayward, a county animal control officer, said their Lost Pet Project works to locate the animal’s owner before turning them over to the Animal Rescue League, Animal Friend or the Humane Society. “Without their help, we would have…