Thursday, April 11, 2013
Where can I care for my pet in the Upper St. Clair area? 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 Upper St. Clair 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. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Friday, October 12, 2012
Animal Friends, the Animal Rescue League and the Western PA Humane Society are all at capacity with dogs as a result of the recent state shut down of the Triangle Pet Control Services.
Pittsburgh’s three major animal shelters are uniting to save pets caught in the middle of a licensing suspension at a McKees Rocks animal control facility, according to a news release. Animal Friends, the Animal Rescue League and the Western PA Humane Society are all at capacity with dogs as a result of the recent state shut down of the Triangle Pet Control Services. The shelters are asking for immediate help from the public. All three are running an adoption special called "$30@3," meaning any dog over the age of 2 years is available for just a $30 donation--at all three shelters. All adoptions will be thoroughly screened to ensure the right matches, according to a news release. Thirty-four dogs have been surrendered to the Humane …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Astorino was the oldest member of Muse Italian Club and came to the United States at age 14.
Peters Township's Joseph Astorino died peacefully at the age of 101 on Wednesday. Known as "the family gem" of McMurray, he was the beloved husband of 75 years to the late Jennie Gaudio Astorino. Born on Feb. 27, 1911, in Cosenza, Italy, Astorino came to the United States at 14 to work at Vimco Macaroni Company in Carnegie. He and his family were one of the last families to live on Route 19. In fact, he was very proud to have been the owner of a farm, which was located where Sharp Edge Brasserie is now. He is the loving father of Marion (the late Leo) Kaylor of Peters; Antoinette (Creighton) Hottel of Peters; and the late Dolores (Jack) Marcey of Carnegie. Beloved grandfather of Dennis (Debra) Hottel of Bethel Park; Jeffrey Hottel of …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The owner of a West View Borough dog owner faces charges in a case that might be of interest to Upper St. Clair pet owners this time of year.
West View police, based on a recommendation by humane officers, are expected to file animal neglect charges against the owner of a two-year-old American Bulldog, which died from heat stroke Tuesday. Temperatures were much like conditions in Upper St. Clair and the greater Pittsburgh area today. According to West View police, a young man was seen placing the dog inside a car parked outside. “We had gotten a call from Arnold’s Market at 1498 Center Avenue, telling us that the dog was in very bad shape,” said Kathy Hecker, Animal Friends Humane Officer. Onlooker Jesse Sprague told WTAE-TV’s Bob Mayo that he was horrified when he saw the dog, the same breed as his own, clearly overcome by the heat. “I come out and look and the thing was …
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
Monday, February 20, 2012
The free sessions are offered every month to assist parents as they prepare to bring home baby.
Dog trainer Mary Papik has heard many horrific stories of newborn babies being seriously injured or killed by a family pet. Most times, those cases have involved a pit bull, Doberman, Husky, Akita, or another large dog breed considered by some to be aggressive—but smaller dogs also can pose a danger to newborns. “We’ve even heard of Yorkies mauling kids in car seats,” said Papik, who with her husband Ron teaches classes on newborn and pet safety at Animal Friends. The shelter in Ohio Township offers free “Baby-Ready Pets” safety workshops every month to assist parents in making those preparations. Its next open class is scheduled for March 21. In their classes, one of the strongest messages the Papiks try to drive home is to never leave a …
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
A biology teacher at Upper St. Clair High School started Cause for PAWS for students.
There's a new club available for animal-loving students at Upper St. Clair High School. The one-month-old club is called Cause for PAWS, sponsored by teachers Laura Carlino and Monica Erwin. Carlino said she started the club because she loves animals and a number of students expressed their love for animals as well. The club has already gathered donations for Animal Friends' food banks, and on Tuesday, listened to an Animal Friends volunteer and speaker, Dr. Bob Dell. "I applaud you for starting this club. It's very cool. There's a need for what you're doing. Very few high schools have a program like this," said Dell, who is a retired Peters Township High School band director. Dell explained the ins and outs of Animal Friends and how you …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
...and for a good cause.
Hundred Acres Manor, a haunted house in Bethel Park, is open for the 2011 Halloween season. The attraction, officially located at 100 Acres Drive, Bethel Park, PA 15102, in Allegheny County's South Park, has been open sporadically since Sept. 16 and will finish its run this year with nightly openings from Oct. 19-30. Hundred Acres Manor closes at 10 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and at 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. It opens at 7 p.m. The house will not be open on Halloween night, Monday, Oct. 31, because, as the attraction's official website states, "It is far too dangerous to allow visitors beyond the manor gates on All Hallows' Eve." Hundred Acres Manor is considered by many critics, including those …