Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh

Care they need, love they deserve

Pittsburgh, PA   |  www.humaneanimalrescue.org

Mission

Caring for animals, inspiring communities.

Ruling year info

1926

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Daniel J. Rossi

Main address

6926 Hamilton Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15208 USA

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Formerly known as

ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE OF WESTERN PA

Western PA Humane Society

EIN

25-0325750

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

Veterinary Services (D40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh (HARP) was established in 2017, by the merging of two well-known Pittsburgh animal welfare organizations; Animal Rescue League (ARL) and Western PA Humane Society (WPHS). These organizations share over 200 years of experience in aiding the animals of Southwestern Pennsylvania. With two urban animal shelters, one wildlife rehabilitation center, and partnerships with over 20 pet stores, HARP now cares for the vast majority of homeless animals within Western Pennsylvania. HARP is proud to maintain the open door policy of its parent organizations. This policy ensures that no animal is ever turned away in its time of need; animals are accepted regardless of condition and there are no waiting lists. We find permanent, loving homes for companion animals, many of whom have been neglected or abused. At our wildlife center, we rehabilitate native Pennsylvania wildlife that has been injured or displaced through encounters with man.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Holding and Adoption

Providing good homes and lifelong companionship for the animals is paramount. Prospective owners are encouraged to visit the facility, which is open Tuesday-Sunday, to meet the prospective pets in person or to peruse their photos and biographies on the website, all to facilitate appropriate matches. Adoptable pets are available at our East End location and our North Side location. Additionally, we have partnered with Petco and PetSmart to offer cats for adoption. These locations allow us to bring the cats closer to adopters in the suburbs, covering North, South, East and West.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Humane Animal Rescue operates 2 low cost outpatient animal clinics for dogs, cats, rabbits and other companion animals. Although we are not an emergency hospital we do have the capability to perform high quality spays and neuters at affordable prices as well as minor routine surgeries. The HAR clinics, located at 6926 Hamilton Ave and 1101 Western Ave, are staffed by licensed veterinarians, certified veterinary technicians, and dedicated animal care specialists. Our compassionate and highly trained medical staff provides pets in need with a full range of care from routine vaccinations to X-rays to surgery.
Services Include:
-Vaccinations
-Heartworm testing
-Blood testing
-Annual check-up
-Flea control
-Minor surgery
-Microchipping
-Spay / neuter surgery
-Fecal testing
-X-ray

Population(s) Served
Adults

Animals apprehended at large by Pittsburgh Animal Control make up 30% of the animals that come to us. Members of the public also bring many lost animals to our open doors. As a result, Humane Animal Rescue reunites many more lost animals with their owners than any other local animal organization.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

In order to increase general wellness and provide companionship to combat loneliness, HAR has developed a methodology to give homeless companion animals a most unique job: keeping our elderly citizens healthy and happy. Pets for the Elderly subsidizes the cost of adoptions for senior citizens, a demographic group that studies show often benefits the most from animal companionship.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Adults

Humane Animal Rescue offers a pet fostering program that provides veterinary care and housing for animals owned by families or individuals in crisis. HAR’s Safe Pet Foster Program will care for the companion animal(s) of individuals and families that are in a temporary situation that is preventing them from caring for their pets. Our goal is to make it possible for people to maintain one of their most cherished relationships—their bond with their pets. And by helping pet families stay together, we reduce the number of pets that needlessly end up in our shelters.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Humane Animal Rescue’s Wildlife Center is a fully licensed wildlife rehabilitation clinic. We specialize in the care and treatment of injured, orphaned, and ill native Pennsylvanian wildlife. All animals are admitted to our clinic with the goal of releasing them back into the wild.

Our staff has over 20 years of combined rehabilitation experience with wildlife. We are licensed through the Pennsylvania Game Commission, USDA, and US Fish and Wildlife Services. Our clinic admits over 3000 animals every year and maintains a release rate near 65% percent; nearly twice the national average!

Population(s) Served
Adults

The community relies on Humane Animal Rescue as a resource to care for animals, both wild and domestic. The shelters are known for their pet adoption and foster programs, veterinary clinic, and legacies of animal welfare advocacy. The Wildlife Center is known as a place where sick, injured, or orphaned Pennsylvania wildlife can be rehabilitated and released back into the wild.

We are committed to educating the public about the interesting and unknown behaviors of animals. In addition to our tours and events, our education programs can come to you. Each presentation is approximately an hour long and includes a visit with a live animal.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Community Engagement Award 2012

ASPCA

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Holding and Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animals vaccinated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Veterinary Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals returned to their owner

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Lost and Found

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animals spayed and neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Veterinary Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To end animal abuse, suffering, and homelessness.

We strive to provide all aspects of care to abandoned, neglected, and injured animals; reunite lost pets with their caregivers or seek new families for them; educate the community on humane care and interactions with all animals with the goal of reducing pet overpopulation and negative relationships with native wildlife; reinforce a standard of living for animals and prevent cruelty; and provide assistance and medical care to injured, orphaned, or ill native Pennsylvania wildlife with a goal of returning them to their natural habitat. Our open door policy ensures that no animal is ever refused shelter.

At our shelters in the Northside and the East End of Pittsburgh we find permanent, loving homes for companion animals, many of whom have been neglected or abused. At our wildlife center we rehabilitate native Pennsylvania wildlife that has been injured or displaced through encounters with man. We are the only shelter in the region that takes in and cares for both wild and companion animals.

As well as offering care to homeless and neglected animals, our two urban shelter locations also offer low-cost high-quality vet care, pet food assistance for needy families, community education with the goal of humane and knowledgeable treatment of animals, spay/neuter services for community cats, and behavior training for owned dogs.

In 2020:
15,000 received direct services from HARP.
4,100 companion animals found loving homes through our services.
Our shelter live release rate was 93% - far above the national average for open door shelters.
Our wildlife center live release rate was 66.5% (twice the national average).
8,479 pounds of food was given to 893 hungry pets through our pet food pantry.
8,912 pets were spayed or neutered through our clinics.
1,256 volunteers provided 82,552 hours of help.
29,400 people were reached via our educational outreach programs.
2,525 animals were fostered by 264 volunteers.


Each year we strive to do better than the year before. Our goal is to surpass these numbers in 2021.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh

Board of directors
as of 10/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Gerald Delon

NEP

Term: 2020 - 2022

Joseph Burgunder

Trane

Julie Coletti

Danaher Corporation

Mark Kempic

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania/Maryland

David DeNinno

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies

Karen Fisher

The Dietrich Foundation

Martin Connelly

AEC Technology Solutions

Melanie Crockard

Community Volunteer

Gerald Delon

NEP Group

David Grubman

Jones Day

Kim Holmberg

Community Volunteer

Anthony Pardo

Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center - A Blue Pearl Hospital

Barb Ross

BNY Mellon

Clay Saftner

Simpson & McCrady LLC

Denny Terzich

BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Becky Torbin

Community Volunteer

Dan Delisio

NEXT Architecture

Ashley Dougherty

Meteorologist - WTAE TV

Patti Yakshe

Pittsburgh Career Institute

Jennifer Susco

USB Financial Services

Anthony Schatzel

Partner at EY

Christine Robinette

Fragasso Financial Advisors

Dan Potetz

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Laura Long

PNC Financial Services

Kathryn Kukla

McKesson

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/07/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data