Human Animal Support Services (HASS), a new animal welfare organizational model, will implement a new range of services for pets and people in 12 pilot cities, helping keep more animals in their homes and communities and reducing the number entering the shelter system through programs and resources.
The ideas for HASS were born during the early days of COVID-19, as the pandemic resulted in record numbers of pets being housed in the community through pet foster care.
We recently launched our Keep ‘Em Together, KC program that will aim to provide many of the resources listed in the HASS model. Other new programs, career opportunities, and services that will be launched in the next year include:
The 12 participating pilot shelters of HASS include:
Twenty additional Tier 2 pilot shelters from the United States and Canada will begin working and developing programs based on the lessons learned from Tier 1 pilot shelters.
HASS is a community collaboration led by American Pets Alive! and powered by incredible partners, including Maddie’s Fund, South Fork Foundation, Michelson Found Animals Foundation, Pedigree Foundation, Petfinder, and Brandywine SPCA.