Owlsome news, you guys! After being admitted to our Wildlife Center with a pretty bad wing injury, this Red-phase screech owl is healing up nicely & was able to be moved to our Small Flight Aviary today. He should be ready to return to the wild in about one more month!
Featuring your favorite Pittsburgh Penguins® players with some of area’s homeless pets, the 2014 Penguins & Paws Calendar is now on sale! Check out scenes from the photo shoot & order your calendar today at www.animalrescue.org/penguins-paws-calendar! All proceeds benefit the animals at the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center - the Official Animal Shelter of the Pittsburgh Penguins®!
Thanks to the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation for making this fundraiser possible. Video courtesy of the Pittsburgh Penguins®.
Check out Hank (formerly Greystone) with his new baby sister! This photo, you guys. We just can’t.
Hank’s new family tells us that he’s the most polite dog you could ever meet! He loves people of all ages, as well as other dogs. His mom writes, “There are so many wonderful things I have to say about Hank & all of the things I love about him. My favorite thing is when my daughter Sophia reads, he sits & whines when she doesn’t show him the pictures. When she puts her book away to go take a nap, he sits and cries until I read it to him once more. For such a huge dog, he is the biggest softie I have ever met!”
Pregnant women: You don’t need to get rid of your cats to avoid toxoplasmosis. Follow our tips for keeping yourself and your baby safe.
Pregnancy of an owner & the fear of toxoplasmosis is a major reason for cat surrenders at our shelter. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “people are more likely to get [toxoplasmosis] from eating raw meat or from gardening. Click the link to learn more & for tips to protect yourself.
Reblog widely! It might result in a cat staying in its home!
Dog fighter no more! Our beloved Mikey (right) came to the ARL after he was rescued by the Humane Society of the United States during a Wilkinsburg dogfighting raid in February 2012. After over 20 long months of rehab (much of which occurred at the ARL), Mikey recently found the best family of good folks & a dog sister, Layla (left), who will never make him fight again. In fact, his new mom serves as volunteer for us! As for Mikey’s former owner, he was sentenced to up to 6½ years in prison, followed by 11 years probation during which he may not have any interaction with animals. It’s one of the steepest sentences every handed down to a dog fighter in the nation.
It’s finally the moment you’ve all been waiting for! The 2014 Penguins & Paws Calendar is now on sale! Featuring your favorite Pittsburgh Penguins players with some of our area’s homeless pets, you can order yours today at www.animalrescue.org/penguins-paws-calendar
All proceeds benefit the animals at our shelter & wildlife center! Thanks to the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation for making this fundraiser possible.
Back at the end of September, 5 puppies came to us from an overcrowded shelter near Charleston, WV. That shelter requested our help with puppy placements because they just didn’t have enough people looking to adopt. Well, we recently received a wonderful update on one of the puppies (now named Sassy)! Her new mom, Susan, tells us that Sassy had a blast on her first visit to the pumpkin farm! She writes, “She had a lot of fun chasing my little nephews down the paths of the pumpkin patch & meeting the owner & other people picking pumpkins too.” Congrats, Sassy! You hit the jackpot!
This Veterans Day, we’re honoring the brave men, women, & animals who valiantly served our country to protect freedom. Thank you! We salute each & every one of you!
We’re also proud to partner with Pets for Patriots every day of the year to help pair deserving veterans with companion animals AND assist with their care after adoption. If you know a vet who could benefit from this program, find out more at www.petsforpatriots.org
BREAKING: This cat & her 4 kittens were just brought to us this morning after they were found in a box beside an industrial dumpster in Lawrenceville. They were thrown away & left to die. Two kind construction workers found them & brought them to our shelter for care. One told us, “I just cant stand to ever see an animal suffer.” In Pittsburgh, our construction workers may be as tough as steel, but their hearts are made of gold. Thankfully, mom & her kittens appear to be okay.