Angel Ridge News

May 9, 2018

Invisible Fence Promotion


Invisible Fence Brand Special Offer

Angel Ridge Animal Rescue has partnered with them to offer invisible fence to you at a $100 off savings and a $50 donation to our Rescue.

Invisible Fence will custom design the fence to suit your specific needs and has designed the Perfect Start Plus Training System to ensure your pet’s safety. A certified trainer will assist you in the implementation of your new Invisible Fence.

Contact Michele Bell for a no obligation consultation @ 724-420-2589 and be sure to mention Angel Ridge Animal Rescue for your $100 discount and our $50 donation.

Apr 17, 2018

Washington County Mon Valley Companion Animal Project

Introducing The Washington County Mon Valley Companion Animal Project

For the last four years the Fluffyjean Fund for Felines has partnered with WAHS to attack the problem of homeless cats in Washington County thru TNVR (trap-neuter-vaccinate-return to care taker). As a result of data collected, several issues have been empirically identified as contributing factors to the problem of homeless animals.

Based on the data collected and ethical considerations, it can be argued that TNVR does in fact provide the most humane, effective and just solution to the problem of cats who are currently homeless and living in our 90 managed colonies. However, it has also become obvious that addressing the issue of homelessness at the end of the homeless animal pipeline, while effective in terms of cats currently in the homeless pipeline, it does not address the issue of stemming the tide of new animals entering the homeless animal pipeline.

Data collected has identified several causes that contribute to beginning the transition of a beloved companion animal to a neglected or homeless animal. Based on our research, the socioeconomic status of both a community and the individuals residing in that community play a significant role in setting the transition from beloved companion animal to homelessness or neglect in motion.

The WCMVCAP has identified the Mon Valley as an area of Washington County in most need. In order to address the problems of homelessness and neglect and enable individuals to maintain their pets in their homes, the Fluffyjean Fund for Felines and Washington Area Humane Society have joined in a collaborative effort to create the Washington County Mon valley Companion Animal Project(WCMVCAP). Along with the assistance of Animal Friends mobile resource unit the project will focus on reducing neglect and homelessness by providing residents of Mon valley assistance with spaying, neutering, food and vaccinations.

The project will launch in May with a free feline only spay/neuter clinic on May 11, 2018. This clinic is sponsored by the WAHS. The clinic will be held at the New Eagle Community Center. Free clinics are restricted to cats owned by Washington County residents of the Mon Valley. There is a limit of 2 owned cats per family and an appointment is required. Please contact Faith at or 724-941-5683 for further details and to setup an appointment. We are currently pursuing funding to provide residents with canine spay/neuter vouchers. Those feeding colony cats may also contact Faith to determine their eligibility for the Colony Cat Project. Washington County senior citizens are encouraged to contact Kelly Proudfit CEO at WAHS to determine their eligibility for Senior Paws program. Kelly may be reached at 724 222-7387.

The WCMVCAP has secured funding for 3 owned cats spay/neuter clinics and a free vaccine clinic for dogs and cats. All to be held at New Eagle Social Hall. It is the hope of WCMVCAP that that through our collaborative efforts we will be able to provide Mon Valley residents with the assistance needed to keep pets in their home. Thereby reducing animal homelessness, and improving the quality of life for both companion animals and their human companions.

Faith Bjalobok Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy Duquesne University
Fellow Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics
Founder Fluffyjean Fund for Felines

Apr 17, 2018

Spay and Neuter Clinics

Action for Animals
386 Route 217
Latrobe, PA 15650

Humane Animal Rescue:

Western Area PA Humane Society
1101 Western Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Animal Rescue League
6620 Hamilton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Fix Ur Cat
18 W. Pike Street
Canonsburg, PA

Nose 2 Tail Cat Rescue
McDonald, PA

Animal Friends
562 Camp Horne Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Frankies Friends Vet Clinic
421 9th New Kensington, PA 15062

Spay/Neuter Clinic
11675 Frankstown Road
Penn Hills, PA 15235

Washington Area Humane Society
1527 Rte 136
Eighty Four, PA 15330

Homeless Cat Management
207 Allegheny Street
Tarentum PA, 15084

Mar 14, 2018

Darla's Journey / An update!

Darla’s Journey, An Update

Ms. Karen Davison’s poignant quote summarizes our Darla’s journey:

“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”

In only three month’s time, Darla has made the transformation from an abused and suffering dog to one that has found healing, love and happiness. For those of you who are not familiar with pit mix Darla, she came to Angel Ridge from an impoverished shelter in December with her ears brutally cut off, open sores around her neck, a malignant tumor and heartworm disease. This is a brief update and a heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported Darla’ s journey with financial contributions, needed supplies and prayers.

Darla was adopted by Tim, and his daughter, Kaylee, a  blind, special needs child. Darla is now

Kaylee‘s BFF and quite the support dog, sensing Kaylee‘s needs and moods and responding to help her. Darla has inched her way into Tim’s heart, too, and she is charming everyone that she meets. As a result, Tim has made many new friends, including the mail carrier, allof the customers at his barber shop, and people in all of the places that he visits with Darla.

Darla has had her first heartworm injection. She will be tested soon to determine if she still has the disease. If she does, she will get another injection. Her tumor has been removed, and the sores on her body have healed.

Darla is one amazing angel, an angel who can help the people in her life to heal and be happy. I believe that Darla has proven that Ms. Davison’s quote should go on to say:

“And for the humans who love that dog, their world will change forever, too.”

Thank you and God Bless,

Nancy Shannon, Director

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