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Alert for Bird Lovers: Remove Your Feeders, For Now

Alert for Bird Lovers: Remove Your Feeders, For Now

A few weeks ago, hubby and I moved to a house nestled near a wooded area that’s teeming with beautiful birds. Eager to welcome our new neighbors, my husband foraged through the moving boxes to find our bird feeder. Then we read a disturbing alert advising bird lovers...

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Gardening for Animals and the Earth: June Update

Gardening for Animals and the Earth: June Update

Readers might remember that in March, I started my first ever vegetable garden. If you haven’t followed the story, here are a few reminders about why gardening is not only good for you, but for animals, too: Gardens help you to eat a more whole-foods plant-based diet....

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Contacting Legislators

Contacting Legislators

The United States of America is the world’s oldest democracy, founded on the principle that citizens should have a say in how they are governed. While not a true democracy, we do have a representative democracy, where we elect officials to represent our interests....

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Ownership of Reptiles Banned in Pittsburgh

Ownership of Reptiles Banned in Pittsburgh

This Spring, HAP is celebrating a major victory for reptiles: “On Tuesday, March 23, Pittsburgh City Council unanimously passed Ordinance No. 36, which bans the ownership of any Crocodilian species or any Red-eared slider, which includes alligators, crocodiles,...

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Gardening for Animals and the Earth: Part 1

Gardening for Animals and the Earth: Part 1

I don’t know how everyone else feels, but the milder weather outside this past week in Pittsburgh has me thinking Spring! My partner and I moved into our first house back in the Summer of 2020. Until then, I’d always lived in apartments without any usable outdoor...

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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.