2023 Annual Report

Step into the heart of Humane Action Pittsburgh’s transformative journey with our 2023 Annual Report. In this comprehensive document, we delve deep into the impactful strides we’ve taken over the past year to champion compassion, equality, and justice for all beings.

Discover the remarkable stories of resilience and progress as we navigate through challenging times, highlighting our initiatives, achievements, and collaborations that have made a tangible difference in our community and beyond. From advocating for animal welfare to promoting sustainable practices and advocating for social change, our commitment to creating a more humane world shines through in every chapter of this report.

Join us as we celebrate the power of collective action, innovation, and empathy in creating positive change. Explore the milestones, challenges, and triumphs that define our journey, inspiring hope and motivation for a future where kindness and compassion prevail.

Humane Action Pittsburgh’s 2023 Annual Report is not just a reflection of our past year—it’s a testament to the enduring spirit of compassion that drives us forward.

2022 Annual Report

Together, we have grown Humane Action Pittsburgh into Western Pennsylvania’s #1 animal protection nonprofit organization. Having such a group dedicated to education, policy, and community action is a huge asset for any city to boast, but what does this really mean—and can we show any measurable success for all of our efforts and donations? Well, take a look!

Shielding animals from the circus, puppy mills, and our plate is kind and lifesaving, but learning to appreciate and preserve the gifts of wildlife, birds, and marine life is key to planet stability—and within reach. Until all animals are treated with compassion, HAP will continue to be the voice for animals in Pittsburgh and beyond.

2021 Annual Report

We will celebrate our 7th anniversary since the founding of HAP in a church basement when 45 dreamers assembled and dared to ask “what if”. Now, with 17 HAP-inspired ordinances signed into law, more than 100 educational events behind us, and a network of members and partners driving animal protection forward, we believe our best days are surely ahead.

Securing animal protections, given the challenges of 2020-2021, meant keeping our same goals but changing plans and strategies as needed. These campaigns, years in the making, proved victorious in 2021 — like the Pittsburgh Zoo’s commitment to restore AZA protections for over 8,000 animals in their custody, enactment of the new reptile ordinance, enforcement of the wild bird law, and the introduction of our first HAP inspired statewide puppy mill law.

2020 Annual Report

Now at home with time on our hands, we found that stakeholders in animal protection were widely available and ready to ‘meet’ over zoom video conferencing. The Humane Action Pittsburgh team reached out to more educators, law enforcement officials, legislators, and non-traditional advocates than ever before.

HAP became an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization on May 22, with an effective date of exemption of May 21, 2019. This is welcome news as our mission, along with our expenses, have grown. Humane Action Pittsburgh is extremely grateful for the contributions from so many that make our mission possible.