Animal Friends Celebrates Wellness Center Grand Opening

July 15, 2017
Photo by Patty Bumbaugh Howard Ash Animal Wellness Center. July 15, 2017. Howard Ash Animal Wellness Center. July 15, 2017.
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On Sat., July 15, Animal Friends celebrated the grand opening of the new Howard Ash Animal Wellness Center, an $8.5 million, 18,400-square foot facility on Animal Friends’ 75-​acre campus in Ohio Township.


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The grand opening festivities began with a ribbon cutting featuring Allegheny County Treasurer John Weinstein, Animal Friends Board Chair Gina Carlos and Animal Friends President & Chief Executive Officer David Swisher. The Wellness Center augments Animal Friends’ efforts to end the cost and suffering of pet overpopulation, through a commitment to low-​cost spay/​neuter services and other wellness resources. The center also features new storage and drop-​off/​pick-​up areas so that donated food is quickly distributed to the regional food pantries where it is needed most. “Our experience and hands-​on work in our local communities has made it abundantly clear that there are still too many limited-​income pet owners who cannot afford care for their pets. And, it’s the pets who are suffering,” said Animal Friends Board member and Campaign Honorary Chair, Howard Ash.


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