Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh is making M.O.V.E.S!

For nearly 150 years, Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh (HARP) has been committed to the welfare of animals, pet owners, and the Greater Pittsburgh community. As one of the largest animal welfare organizations in Pennsylvania, Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh is a trusted and caring resource helping more than 25,000 animals each year.

Now, with its new M.O.V.E.S. (Medical – Outreach – Veterinary – Essential – Support) mobile veterinary medical unit, and an exciting new initiative, Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh (HARP) is able to reach more pets in need. The M.O.V.E.S. mobile unit is outfitted with an anesthesia and surgical unit, an exam table, a wet sink, diagnostic equipment, and built-in animal cages. The unit includes ample storage for needed equipment and supplies.


HARP is teaming up with Allegheny Health Network’s Center for Inclusion Health to deliver high-quality, low-barrier care to Pittsburghers most in need through the Humane Health Coalition. This first-of-its-kind program seeks to keep healthy pets and people together. It is based on the CDC’s ‘One Health’ model of care which recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and our shared environment. As part of this initiative, HARP and AHN host a series of mobile clinics across Pittsburgh featuring the M.O.V.E.S mobile unit.

The mobile clinic is staffed by caregivers to provide low- to no-cost veterinary care services, as well as health care and support services for pet owners. The clinics are primarily intended for underserved individuals across the Greater Pittsburgh region who face financial hardship and other social challenges, such as housing instability and limited access to care, which make it difficult to have a furry companion.

HARP veterinary staff provides services such as preventative care/checkups, spay and neuter operations, flea and tick prevention, microchipping, vaccines, common medications, hygienic care (skin care, oral care, etc.), as well as transport to HARP’s brick and mortar veterinary medical centers for more extensive care.

These veterinary services are offered alongside humancentered health and support services.

AHN Center for Inclusion Health nurses, social workers, and community outreach staff conduct human health screenings. Individuals may be connected with primary care, behavioral and mental health resources, and social services related to housing, transportation, and employment, among others.

We rely on the generosity of donors like you to sustain our efforts in providing essential care to both pets and people in need. Your donation directly contributes to the success of our mobile clinics and enables us to expand our reach to more individuals facing financial hardship and social challenges. Join us in making a tangible difference in the lives of Pittsburghers and their furry companions by donating today.