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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Support Animal Advocates by Shopping at Buffalo Exchange

Buffalo Exchange South Side Pittsburgh, 1214 E Carson Street #1a
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Animal Advocates is happy to announce that we have been selected as a recipient of the Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags program from January through June 2022. You can now donate to Animal Advocates just by shopping at Buffalo Exchange South Side Flats location in Pittsburgh. Instead of a plastic bag, the Tokens for Bags…
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Latest News

It’s the best day of the week!

“It’s the best day of the week!”, long-time volunteer, Priscilla, stated when asked about her experience as a cat caregiver at Animal Advocates. Priscilla joined the organization soon after she retired over 15 years ago and arrives every Tuesday morning to provide care to cats housed at Animal Advocates’ HQ.

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Thrift Shop ’til you drop!

If you haven’t visited the Animal Advocates Thrift Shop lately or ever, you must stop by. The shop has undergone a facelift over the past three years thanks to grant funding and hard-working volunteers. Fresh paint, new flooring, and revamped displays – plus the creative contributions of volunteers – have transformed the shop into a bright, eclectic space.

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Success is measured in more than happy endings

The stories of Rooney, Blu, Duchess and Clyde and Zoe reflect the commitment and dedication of Animal Advocates to the “rescue, rehabilitate, rehome” framework, and all of the animals entrusted in the organization’s collective care.

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