Values of HASS

Pet Adoption

Community-Centered

Animal welfare solutions are rooted in the values and needs of each community.

Connection

We emphasize the interconnections of people, animals and the environment.

Cultural Humility

We demonstrate an ongoing commitment to self-evaluation and self-critique, to addressing power imbalances and to developing mutually beneficial partnerships with communities we serve.

Justice & Equity

We consistently work to combat discrimination and inequity in animal services and to build programs and services that are accessible and welcoming to all.

Lifesaving

We believe every animal who enters a shelter should receive urgent, individualized treatment and care, with the goal of a live outcome.
Pet resources and support
Pet Food Resources

Relationships

We proactively work to build strong and lasting human-animal relationships in our communities and affirm our central role of protecting the bonds between people and animals.

Support

We ensure people working in animal services organizations have access to support, resources, and information to promote their physical and emotional well-being.

Get Involved with HASS

Do you want to make sustainable change for pets and the people that love them? Join our movement. 

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