Bold, Big-Hearted Rescuers Round Up Dogs Lost During Fireworks


Summer is one of the best times of year to be a dog. The tall grass. The warm sun. And for the really lucky dogs, there’s time fora splash in the sparkling pond. Yes, this time of year can be nirvana for man’s best friend. But, the 4th of July is aprecarious time fordogs and catswho respond in panic to the sound of fireworks.

Today we bring you good news aboutone rescue group that has decided to take proactivemeasures to help these holiday victims. Animal Friends of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania hosts an annual round-up in which they visit local animal control facilities to save the lives of dogs who have been lost and are unclaimed and slated for euthanasia. They call this Liberation Day and you’ll soon see why.

You’ll love the tremendously positive energy of these volunteers and thefour star treatment they provide to their new ‘guests.’ Enjoy this upliftingvideo! More ‘good news’ animal rescue videos here

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LMj Sunshine

Bless all who do this!

LMj Sunshine

Bless all who do this!

Stella Nobrega-Garcia

Thanks guys!


God Bless all in that organization for being so great by rescuing the animals and taking care of them , great!!!!!!!!! Wish there could be more like that in the whole world.

Melinda L.
Melinda Lozic4 years ago

I am moving to the Reading, PA area February 2013. Can you tell me if there is an Animal Care in that are so I can be involved once I move there?

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen4 years ago

Thank you for carrying :)

Marianne B.
MARIA B.4 years ago

Watched the video. God bless those people who care enough to do this. Made me proud it is my hometown. Thanks for the post

Bonnie Boduk
Bonnie Boduk4 years ago

''Lose your pet forever to these people.'' Jane, what planet are you living on? ANIMAL CONTROL picks up strays and generally keeps them for 72 hours before they are destroyed. They don't care who owns them or why the dogs are on the street. ANIMAL FRIENDS OF PITTSBURG rescues these frightened dogs from Animal Control facilities, soothes their jangled nerves and saves them from DEATH! In a perfect world, ALL pet owners would be responsible. If that was the scenario, then there would be NO overpopulation, NO neglect, NO cruelty and NO heartbreak.

Katherine Wright
Katherine Wright4 years ago

Bravo! Great work........

I hate fireworks and wish they'd be banned.

Darla Taylor
Past Member 4 years ago

Jane, according to the story, these animals were already picked up off the street by Animla Control and not reunited with their owners so most {if not all} of them were scheduled for euthanasia. That is where Animal Friends comes in. They don't steal people's pets they save these animals from euthanasia and give them a second chance. I think they're great for doing what they do and deserve kudos for doing it. They make a magnificent difference in these animals' lives.