Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh hosts a digital wildlife child bathe

Every spring, hundreds of baby animals, some injured and abandoned, arrive at Humane Animal Rescue at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburgh.

In preparation for and welcoming the newcomers, Humane Animal Rescue (HARP) from Pittsburgh is hosting a Wildlife Baby Shower on April 10th. Rather than holding a face-to-face event, HARP invites the public to participate virtually in the baby shower and help them stock up on supplies needed to care for the kittens.

Gifts and monetary donations for the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will ensure the smallest animals get the care they need, according to Katie Kefalos, Senior Clinic Manager.

“While our baby shower is virtual this year to keep everyone safe, our needs are just as great,” said Kefalos. “Public support is critical to our efforts to enable hundreds of baby animals, from raccoons and rabbits to squirrels and owls, to survive and thrive.”

The public is asked to donate supplies, including common foods such as paper towels, mixed fruit preserves, and unsalted nuts. Other specialties are digital kitchen scales, knitted nests and trimmed branches.

Items can be dropped off at HARP’s East Side (6929 Hamilton Ave.), North Side (1101 Western Ave.) or Wild Side (6000 Verona Road, Penn Hills) locations, or dispensers can choose items from an Amazon wish list for delivery to select the USA Wildlife Center.

To celebrate the Wildlife Baby Shower, Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh will be sharing a special program on Facebook Live on Saturday, April 10th, 11 am-2pm.

Photos and videos of animals from wildlife centers are available upon request.

Paul Guggenheimer is a contributor to Tribune Review. You can contact Paul at 724-226-7706 or

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