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Creating a Wildlife Friendly Backyard

Photo courtesy of National Audobon Society Owning a house or renting a property with a bit of green space is good for the soul. It offers a relaxing place to unwind, a place to gather with friends, or for kids and pets to play. For years, part of the “American Dream”...

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Traveling with Animals and the Planet in Mind

Many are calling this the summer of revenge travel–people have postponed, shortened, or canceled their vacations over the past two years due to Covid, and now many of us have had enough! No high gas prices or overbooked flights can keep Americans from traveling this...

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Kentucky Derby: Alternatives to the Cruelty

In today’s world of perpetual social media, events that are visually stunning have caught on, and I’ve noticed a bit of a renaissance of the Kentucky Derby Party. People get together in eccentric fancy dress with ornate hats and colorful cocktails to watch horse races...

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Vegan on a Budget

  Photo by Imants Kaziļuns on Unsplash This year, many Americans are struggling to adjust their food budgets as inflation raises prices on many everyday staples at the grocery story. Since veganism already has a reputation among many as an expensive lifestyle,...

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How Trap, Neuter, Return Helps Community Cats

HAP blog readers, I’d like you to meet Jeffrey.  As cozy as he looks here, he wasn’t always the chubby, spoiled house cat who adores his bed and snuggling with his humans. Not at all. Four years ago, he took up residence on our front porch in the bitter cold of...

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Resources

Resources

HUMANE ACTION Pittsburgh is here to help! We have developed lists of resources for various campaigns and projects to help you take action.

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AUTHORS

Aimee Douglass is the Director of Compassionate Living. She has been a volunteer with HAP since 2018. She is an active participant in the Compassionate Living campaign and in 2019 tabled at her first event for HAP. Aimee works in the healthcare industry and has a bachelors degree in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and a masters degree in Communications with a health care focus from Southern New Hampshire University. She lives in Penn Hills with her husband and their three dogs.

Hannah Lewis is the Assistant Blogger and grant writer at HAP. She has been working with HAP since July of 2020. By day, she works as a literacy educator. She is an avid hiker, but also loves to spend time indoors curled up with a book and her long-haired cat, Frejya.