Marvin & Ferdinand were surrendered to the ARL together. Adopted from another rescue group, they came to us because their previous owner had too many animals. We put them up for adoption at the Robinson Petco & that’s where they found their new home…TOGETHER! Congrats, guys!
Stay tuned for the premiere of TV’s newest & hottest sitcom, 6 Boys & a Pittie! Ok, not really. But we’d venture to guess that a script could easily write itself in this household…especially with the recent addition of this 3 month old female pittie pup. She was picked up in the Hill District by Animal Control & brought to the ARL, but this big family adopted her so fast that we didn’t even have time to name her! This puppy girl is definitely going to have more love than she could ever hope for with Mom (an ARL Paws Over Pittsburgh marathon runner), Dad, & SIX boys!
Caring about animals is in the genes! The other day, our Wildlife Center received a call from an elderly man who found a baby Red-Tailed Hawk outside of his residence. The mother was flying above crying for her baby, but couldn’t find him. The caller wanted to ensure the young hawk’s survival, but couldn’t bring him to us because he didn’t drive. As it turns out, our Assistant Rehabilitator’s dad lived nearby, so she called him to ask if he could transport the nestling. It’s a good thing that he obliged because when he arrived with the baby hawk, we discovered that it was severely dehydrated, emaciated, & had ears full of maggots! This guy should be okay, but it will take months before he’s ready to be released.
Katniss (now Maggie May) was surrendered to us because she was too much to handle for her previous owner. She was only in our shelter for 9 days when Maddie’s Angels saw her online & knew of the perfect family for her. This family had recently lost their Rottie due to some health issues & fell instantly in love with Maggie May. She is now being spoiled with all of the toys she could ever want & a new family who loves her unconditionally!
Nope. It’s not Alvin, Simon, and Theodore! But these 4 week old Eastern Chipmunks were admitted the other day after their mother was killed. They are doing well & will stay at our Wildlife Center for about 6 weeks before we can release them. Also, you might be wondering about the white blotches. We use strategically placed white-out to identify patients so that we can give them the individualized care that they need.
Meet our 1st baby bird patient of the year! This house sparrow arrived with his egg after his nest was destroyed, so we know that he JUST hatched. He’ll need to spend some time in an incubator & will have to be fed every 15 minutes for 12-14 hours each day. Our staff & volunteers actually set timers so they know when to feed the baby birds at our Wildlife Center. If all goes well, we’ll be able to release him in 8-10 weeks.
11 month old Cassius had a tough start to his life. He came to us as a stray & was severely underweight, but that didn’t matter to this nice family. They immediately fell in love with Cassius & gave him the second chance he deserves!