Care They Need. Love They Deserve.

Humane Animal Rescue is one of the largest animal welfare organizations in Pennsylvania, providing services to tens of thousands of animals each year at our two shelters and wildlife rehabilitation center. Formed in 2017, Humane Animal Rescue is the result of a merger between the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (established in 1909) and Western Pennsylvania Humane Society (established in 1874), each with independently rich histories of serving our community’s animals in need. Our new organization continues the legacies of our predecessors with the task of providing enhanced services to domestic and wild animals alike, while bringing greater efficiency in animal care processes, staff training, and cutting-edge practices to one cohesive organization.

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Our Vision

The end of animal abuse, suffering, and homelessness.

Our Mission

Caring for animals, inspiring communities.
Our Values

We are:

  • Accessible: As one of the largest animal resource centers in Pennsylvania, we strive to accept all animals and offer services to everyone within our communities.
  • Ethical: We challenge ourselves to be ethical in all encounters with animals and people, and to apply strong moral principles to everything we do. We will treat all animals and people equitably, honestly, and with compassion and respect for all.
  • Innovative: We will continuously improve upon the services we provide, as well as incorporate new ideas and strategies  into our practices with the ever-present vision of ending animal abuse, suffering, and homelessness.
  • Inclusive: We commit to diversity and inclusion in our staff, volunteers, and customers. We strive for full participation in policy formation and decision making.
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Contact Us

Can’t find what you need on our FAQ pages and need more help?

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Careers

Become a part of this rewarding experience by applying for one our positions today.

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Location & Hours

Learn more about our three facilities dedicated to helping animals in our region.

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