For the past 16 years, Animal Friends’ annual New Year’s Eve Rescue has been a Pittsburgh tradition and a last-chance lifeline for pets. Animal Friends’ staff and volunteers travel to local shelters and animal control facilities to bring back the pets that would not otherwise live to see the New Year.
This video shows the process through the eyes of a 10 week old boxer mix named Zamboni - from her admission to her final adoption!
On Monday, December 31, Animal Friends will once again rescue pets that are slated to be euthanized by the year's end.
Rescues like this one are a shining example of why adopting from Animal Friends is so critical. For every animal who finds a home through Animal Friends, there are others who desperately await a space and a second chance.
Animal Friends is a non-profit companion animal resource center serving the needs of pets and people since 1943. Their progressive programs have been nationally recognized and include humane rescue, shelter and adoption services, humane education, pet behavior classes, pet-assisted therapy, wellness programs and more. In addition, Animal Friends is leading the way towards ending pet overpopulation in western Pennsylvania through comprehensive community-wide spay/neuter programming.
Animal Friends is supported by donors, volunteers and a staff dedicated to ensuring the well-being of companion animals, while ending overpopulation, abuse and unwarranted euthanasia. For more information, visit http://www.ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org/.