Pet events: Wildlife baby shower and Easter Bunny photos

Wildlife baby shower

“The babies are coming,” according to the news release announcing the 17th annual Wildlife Baby Shower for the Verona wildlife rehabilitation center of the Animal Rescue League/Western PA Humane Society.

You don’t even have to show up for the fundraiser March 18, noon to 4 p.m. Just drop off your gifts at eight locations.

The babies need Cheerios, raisins, canned peaches and pears, frozen vegetables, eggs and unsalted nuts — walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, chestnuts, pecans and peanuts. Cash donations will be used to buy freeze-dried meal worms, blood worms and KMR Powder kitten formula.

Also on the wish list are paper towels, toilet paper, towels, hand soap, white copy paper, and gift cards to grocery  and pet stores.

Go to to see the complete list of needs. At the bottom of the home page is a link to more information.

Here are the drop-off spots for donations: Galleria of Mt. Lebanon, 1500 Washington Road; Journeys of Life, 810 Bellefonte St., Shadyside; AE Noble & Associates, 6149 Saltsburg Road, Verona; Penn Hills Lawn and Garden, 200 Jefferson Road; REI, 412 S. 27th St., South Side; and Wild Birds Unlimited at 1775 N. Highland Road, Upper St. Clair, 3848 William Penn Highway, Monroeville, and 12019 Perry Highway, Pine.

Easter Bunny photos

The big bunny will be at Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Ohio Township (15237) to pose with pets on March 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  A $10 donation gets you three 4- by- 6-inch prints. No advance registration is needed.

Sales help shelter

Every Monday from now through April 24, the Altar’d State store at Ross Park Mall will donate 10 percent of your purchases to Animal Friends. The sells clothes, shoes, accessories and decor for young women.