The community relies on the ARL Shelter and Wildlife Center as a resource to care for animals both wild and domestic. The Shelter is known for its pet adoption and foster programs, veterinary clinic, and for its legacy of animal welfare advocacy. The Wildlife Center is known as a place where sick, injured, or orphaned Pennsylvania wildlife can be rehabilitated and released back into the wild.
The ARL Shelter and Wildlife Center is also committed to educate the public on the interesting and unknown behaviors of animals. In addition to our tours and events, our education programs can come to you. Each presentation is approximately an hour long and includes a visit with a live animal. Education Program Fees begin at $150, except Bite Prevention is free. Topics include (but are not limited to):
- Animals of the Night
- Basic Pet Care
- Bite Prevention
- Digging it! A look at nature's diggers.
- Regal Raptors
- Spring Time is Baby Time
- Tucked in for the Winter
- Urban Wildlife: Pittsburgh's wild residents
- Speaker for Blue and Gold Banquet, will meet criteria for Conservationist Belt Loop
We can also offer short talks regarding animal welfare careers as part of your school’s scheduled “Career Day”.
Contact: Gilda Arroyo, Educator and Outreach Coordinator
Direct line: 412-345-7300, ext 501
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