Animal Friends

Social service agencies are always struggling to find the best way to reach those who need help and the same holds true for agencies that care for animals.

Animal Friends is hoping to reach thousands of dogs and cats in some of Pittsburgh’s poorest neighborhoods using a door-to-door approach funded through a $50,000 grant from the PetSmart Foundation.

Starting in 2014, Animal Friends will send crews into a few North Side neighborhoods to offer free spay and neutering, vaccinations and flea treatments.

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When families are going through a tough time economically, many turn to food banks to help keep meals on the table. But sometimes furry and/or feathered family members are part of the equation and families can struggle to feed them as well.

Enter Animal Friend’s Chow Wagon program.