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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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Volunteer

Volunteer

Ready for a bigger commitment? HAP offers many opportunities to volunteer through temporary and permanent positions. If you are interested in applying, please check out our Volunteer page.

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Veganuary

Resolutions are long-standing traditions at this time of year. We all want to go into the new year focused on things we would like to accomplish, and goals we would like to achieve. For some people, that can mean a pledge to go vegan. Whether you are interested in...

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2021 Compassionate Gifts Guide

It’s the holiday season, and that means gift-giving for many people. Do you have someone on your list who is vegetarian, vegan, or plant-based? Or, would you like to give more compassionate gifts this year?  The following is a list of the best compassionate gifts for...

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Cruel and Unusual Clothing

Cruel and Unusual Clothing

To many of us, the thought of a fur coat is abhorrent. It may conjure up images of Cruella DeVil going after all those sweet little puppies--although I think it’s noteworthy that in the new origin story of that notorious fashionista femme fetalle, Cruella (2021), the...

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AUTHORS

Aimee Douglass is the Director of Compassionate Living. 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.

Abhi Nadendla is a blogger at HAP and has been volunteering at the organization since late 2022. She is a student at the University of Pittsburgh and loves spending her free time helping out at animal shelters.

Hannah Lewis is a grant writer and blogger from Pittsburgh’s North Side who has been with HAP since 2020. In addition to writing and advocating for animals, she enjoys hiking, cooking plant-based meals, bouldering at her local climbing gym, and curling up with a good book and her long-haired cat, Freyja.

Kelly Frantz has recently joined the HAP family as a blog writer. She is passionate about animal protection and is excited to educate the community about animal welfare.