35 Wabash St. PO Box 8480, Pittsburgh, PA 15220


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History and Mission of Animal Advocates

Animal Advocates is a nonprofit, all volunteer, Pittsburgh-based animal welfare organization involved in the rescue, care and placement of companion animals. Serving the Pittsburgh area since 1984, Animal Advocates has adhered to a no-kill policy and engaged in community based advocacy on behalf of animals since its inception.

We aim to provide high quality care for the well-being of rescued cats and dogs until they are placed in forever homes.

Except for a limited number of cats fostered at our headquarters, our adoptable animals are cared for in loving volunteer foster homes.

We get to know the pets’ personalities and needs very well, striving to make the best possible match for both animals and adopters.

We believe the relationship between a human and companion animal is an important bond that improves the physical and social well-being of individuals and the community at large.

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35 Wabash Street
PO Box 8480
Pittsburgh, PA 15220



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Thrift Shop Reopening

Animal Advocates Thrift Shop, 35 Wabash Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15220 United States
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We are excited to announce the REOPENING of the ANIMAL ADVOCATES THRIFT SHOP on Saturday, January 9 from 11am-3pm. Support Animal Advocates by shopping at our resale boutique now with new expanded Sunday hours.. 100% of all sales benefit the rescue and care of animals in need. Mondays: Closed Tuesdays: Closed Wednesdays: 12-3 Thursdays: 11-4 Fridays:…
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Peggy Rises from The Ashes

18 months after arriving at Animal Advocates scared and semi-feral after her home had been burned down, Peggy is now in foster care and well on her way to being[…]

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2020 Animal Advocates Appeal

Adversity is inevitable, but so is rising to the challenge. As St. Francis of Assisi once said, “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

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