On Wednesday, October 13, nearly 40 animals were removed from a Carrick home in a collaborative effort of the Pittsburgh Police Department, Animal Control, and Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh.  Officials had become aware of the home’s unsanitary conditions.

The animals were surrendered to Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh and transported to our two domestic shelters. Twenty-six dogs were taken to the North Side shelter and 12 cats to the East Side shelter.

Upon their arrival, the animals were evaluated by the medical and animal care teams. One of the animals, a senior dog with respiratory issues, was transferred to PVSEC (Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center).

Currently, the animals at HARP are receiving continued medical examinations and care and overall are in good condition. In the coming days, they will given needed vaccinations, spayed or neutered and microchipped, to prepare them for future adoption. HARP anticipates that some of the dogs could be available for adoption very soon. Adoptions are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and we are unable to hold a specific animal.

Visit humaneanimalrescue.org/adopt to view those pets looking for their forever families.

Thanks to the dedicated staff and volunteers, these animals are receiving the care they need and the love they deserve. However, receiving this number of animals at one time can be involved and costly. Even with minimal medical issues, the costs can present a financial challenge. You can support our efforts through donations, monetary or items such as food, blankets from our shelter wish list.


Make a Difference!

Your gift today will help save an animal’s life. We rely on donations from friends like you to rescue, shelter, and find homes for pets. Please be as generous as you can to help us give them the care they need and the love they deserve.


Care They Need.
Love They Deserve.


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