Get Involved with HASS
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As animal welfare organizations around the nation embrace Human Animal Support Services, and community-centered sheltering, new positions are being created and hired at a rapid rate. These positions are designed to support the implementation and sustainability of the HASS Elements and many shelters are discovering a huge return on investment after changing their staffing strategy.
Pima Animal Care Center employs two public health nurses to work alongside their animal protection unit to provide a One Health approach to tackling hoarding and neglect.
Denver Animal Shelter has support services caseworkers called Community Navigators.
Pima Animal Care Center has an at-risk dog case manager to provide dedicated help for dogs facing shelter decline and possible behavioral euthanasia.
Pima Animal Care Center has a Human Animal Support Services Manager position that oversees the implementation of the HASS elements.
Michigan Humane, Lifeline Animal Project, KC Pet Project, and Pima Animal Care Center all have safety net foster programs to provide foster support for owned pets.
Sample Volunteer Foster Assistant position.
Pima Animal Care Center has an intake to placement manager.
KC Pet Project has an intake-to-placement manager (canine).
Fredericksburg SPCA has a placement coordinator.
San Diego Humane Society has a Lost and Found Assistant and a Lost and Found Supervisor.
Denver Animal Shelter has volunteer lost pet detectives.
KC Pet Project renamed their lost and found coordinator position to return to home coordinator.
Austin Animal Center has an Animal Protection Officer position.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control has an outreach specialist position.
Austin Pets Alive recently hired a Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender (PASS) Coordinator to manage their social media-based pet retention program. The PASS Facebook group provides a working example of facilitated, peer-to-peer, self-rehoming.
El Paso Animal Services has a position called pet support manager.
Pima Animal Care Center has several pet support specialists who provide remote services to pet owners facing challenges or barriers to keeping their pets.
Gateway Pet Guardians has a community pet support manager.
Denver Animal Shelter has a community navigator position.
Pet support supervisor position description sample.
Volunteer pet support specialist description sample.