Mission - Giving Trees

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Giving Trees

Getting Ready for the Dog Days of Summer (and cat and bunny)


You will soon find our "Giving Tree" adorned with tags identifying items needed by the Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh (HARP).  The organization offers a variety of services to support both domestic and wild animals.  In addition to providing adoption, veterinary, and wildlife rehabilitation services, their mission is to provide cutting-edge resources for all animals in need.  To support HARP's mission, you will find tags on the tree that describe specific agency needs.  Some of these items can be purchased from local stores, while others can be given from your own stash of things you might otherwise get rid of, like the cardboard rolls from toilet paper or paper towels.


Examples of new items HARP seeks include:


Large Nylabones

Soft dog treats

Cat/kitten toys (plastic, for sanitary reasons)

Stainless steel bowls

Wet food (for both dogs and cats)

Kitten milk replacer and nursing bottles (they are getting a lot of kittens right now)

Small cat beds

Rabbit toys

Essential oils (sandalwood, lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus)


And things from your home you might otherwise recycle or throw away:


Hand towels or bath towels (without holes or frays)

Empty egg cartons

Empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls

Empty tissue boxes



The organization's extensive "wish list" is included on the Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh websiteWish List Direct Link. Our tree will appear at church on Sunday, May 15th. The list will also be available on the Bower Hill website.  We'll be delivering our collection of new and used items on June 15th.   The homeless pets in our region, and those who care for them, will be most grateful!