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


Upcoming Events

2024 Animal Advocates Calendars NOW ON SALE

2024 ANIMAL ADVOCATES CALENDARS NOW ON SALE Help rescue and rehome animals all year by purchasing a special Animal Advocates calendar! 100% of all calendar sale proceeds benefit the rescue.…
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04 November 2023 November 4 - December 30


Animal Advocates Thrift Shop, 35 Wabash Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15220 United States
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NEW HOURS AT THE THRIFT SHOP & OPEN HOUSE HOURS WITH THE CATS Starting on Sunday, November 5 through Sunday March 31, 2024 the Thrift Shop and Cat Apartment will…
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04 November 2023 November 4 - March 31, 2024

Online Holiday Auction

You are invited to participate in Animal Advocates ONLINE AUCTION! All of the items in this auction have been generously donated. Not only will you be getting a great deal,…
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20 November 2023 November 20 - December 10

Latest News

*Biscuit Update*

As of July, Biscuit successfully completed all of his major surgeries to help repair his underdeveloped urinary system as well as reconstructive procedures to prevent future complications! Biscuit was a champ through it all[…]

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Biscuit Needs Our Help

Regardless of age, adoptability, or prior medical conditions, Animal Advocates works tirelessly to save the lives of as many animals as possible.  Animal Advocates is an all volunteer organization, with[…]

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Surviving & Thriving

Thanks to our Volunteers and Donors, we have emerged from the last two years stronger than ever to carry out our mission! You can download a copy, or read each animal’s story individually below.

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