The HASS policy team consists of tenured legal advisors and elected appointees actively working to advocate for the rights of people and pets alike.
With expertise in local, state, and federal policy development, government affairs, and the legislative process, our policy team is at the pulse of some of the nation’s leading community-centric legislative initiatives.
Through customized consultation efforts, our policy team actively collaborates with animal welfare organizations across the United States to audit, revise, and propose community-centric legislation to their local or state governments. These initiatives directly impact shelter operations and ability to better serve their communities.
With the ever-changing fluidity that comes with federal legislation development, HASS is on the ground level of tracking, influencing, and advocating for U.S.-national bills, policies and law making. The policy team keeps welfare organizations informed of these changes and how they’re directly impacted.
Understanding the nuances that often hinder animal welfare organizations ability to successfully collaborate with local government entities, HASS provides animal shelters with government relations resources to effectively communicate with municipal parties, source funding, and garner positive community support.
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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
The goals of the HASS policy agenda are to craft and advocate for state and federal laws that honor the human-animal bond and address the root causes of inequity within U.S. communities
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