by | Jan 12, 2020

Welcome to the new Humane Action Pittsburgh (HAP) blog! It’s a new year, and we have set some great goals to develop humane laws for animals in the city, county, and state, with the hopes of rolling these policies out to the nation.

To that end, this space will serve as a place to update all visitors to the website about actions that they can take to help us reach our goals, things they can do in their everyday lives to help end animal suffering, and provide resources for next steps as individuals want to become more involved in the work that HAP does.

We want YOU to be involved, and there are many ways in which you can do that. The first step would be to come to a HAP meeting, which occur every six weeks. The next meeting is scheduled for 1/14 at the East Liberty Humane Animal Rescue organization. Come and introduce yourself, and decide at which level you would like to get involved. We have multiple campaigns, from No Plastic Please, to Compassionate Living, to Ending Puppy Mill misery. As you can imagine, these are campaigns that involve lofty goals and that is why we need your help! We need passionate people who want to get involved in a way that is comfortable and realistic for them. We are not a protest organization, but prefer to work with legislators and experts within the humane world to develop and implement policies and laws that help end the suffering of animals within our city, county, and state. Join us and share your talents in a way that is fulfilling and successful.

Finally, we want our team to feel like they are part of the community. This blog will reflect that. If you are reading this and there is a subject you would like to see covered more in-depth within this space, please send a suggestion to info@humaneactionpittsburgh.org/ If you have any questions about getting involved with HAP, what HAP is working on, or steps you can take to help our efforts, please feel free to email us!


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.