The HASS data and research team provides evidence to support the transition to the revolutionary new model for human-animal services and showcases the many benefits for people and pets. Pivotal to HASS’s development, our data and research efforts inform the work of the HASS policy, education, and communications teams and guide the implementation of HASS’s community-centered programs and practices.
HASS model implementation is guided by the detailed, animal-level data collected and studied by HASS analysts. Our team is able to inform quantitative data with a rich qualitative understanding of where it is coming from and how it impacts sheltering. HASS datasets and ground-breaking research is unrivaled in the animal welfare industry, extending information gathering beyond shelters to understand the broader needs people and pets across communities and respond with data-informed actions that support them.
of lost dogs returned to their families from a shelter were found within a mile from their home, one third were found only one block away
National and HASS data show that owner-relinquished pets are a major driver of shelter populations; We seek alternatives to reduce this metric
In a survey conducted within nine HASS pilot shelter communities, most families that had surrendered an animal wished for additional resources that would have allowed keeping it
In nine HASS pilot shelter communities, nearly half of pet-parent survey respondents faced housing restrictions or struggled to afford housing in the last three years
The first-of-its-kind platform where organizations can promote their community-centric service options to the public for FREE.
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.
How to obtain, evaluate, and implement intake data for shelter programing and operations.
Text/SMS program development recommendations that streamline and automate shelter communications with finders of lost or loose pets.
At-a-glance rehoming technology options, software benefits and implementation tactics to support self rehoming.