The Human Animal Support Services (HASS) project is a movement seeking to revolutionize the animal welfare industry by leading with and embracing a community-centric sheltering model. By providing both private and municipal community shelters with equitable access to data-driven resources, education and implementation tools, HASS aims to create pathways toward a more unified support system for pets and their people in every community.
Community services identified or developed by a shelter to assist pets and people in need.
Shelter services that prioritize reuniting pets with their families.
Programs that enable the community to participate in the process of finding new homes for their pets without having to enter a shelter.
Process taking in animals in need and identifying or placing them in the best environment available.
In an industry that has traditionally put animals first and people second, HASS believes you can’t serve one without supporting the other.
We pioneer accessible pathways that unite animal shelters with social service providers to achieve a common goal:
Save lives and support our local communities, pets and people alike.
“Being a part of the HASS coalition has connected LA Animal Service with a network of municipal shelters and animal welfare organizations across the country who share in the vision to keep pets and people together in their homes”
A community member, who was a caretaker of a community cat colony in her area, noticed one of the younger cats had been hit by a car and became paralyzed. She took the little one to her veterinarian, where she was taught how to help her by expressing her bladder since she lost the ability […]
“As a HASS pilot shelter since the very beginning, the knowledge that we have gained from being a part of the program has been invaluable to our team. At KC Pet Project, we firmly believe in the HASS elements and are committed to implementing them in all areas of our organization.”
Bounty went blind at six months old and he needed to be rehomed due to his change in needs. He found his new home through supported self-rehoming options. Watch the full story >>
How to professionalize the way animal shelters collaborate with local governments, advocate for a community’s collective needs and garner shelter support.
Best practices to ensure all staff are positioned to effectively promote philanthropy and can articulate a case for support to fulfill an organization’s fundraising goals.
A “back to basics” roadmap detailing how to developing a new animal welfare program or community service initiative.
A welfare organization’s path to use this HASS-exclusive platform to promote available services and connect community members with local free or low-cost programs.