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Helping you implement simple strategies to keep animals with the people who love them.


Human Animal Support Services (HASS)
is a national coalition of animal services leaders and more than 30 pilot organizations transforming the traditional sheltering system to serve the entire community in supporting the human animal bond.


From Los Angeles to Washington DC, and El Paso to Atlanta, these large US cities are serving as models, embracing key strategies for making positive, immediate change. The work of the coalition team focuses on keeping animals in their homes and communities, building foster-centric animal services agencies, and empowering animal lovers to find solutions for common human-animal challenges.

Dr. Ellen Jefferson explains the Human Animal Support Services model and how it's time for animal sheltering to be reimagined.

Something New is Happening in Animal Sheltering

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GUIDING ELEMENTS

Animal welfare leaders envision a new world of animal services, where most pets are housed in homes and communities, not in the shelter. In this reimagined system, the role of animal services is to keep pets with their families, get pets home quickly, and help pet owners who are struggling to meet their pets’ needs.

PILOT SHELTERS

These shelters have applied and been selected as the first round of shelters to take part in this prototype program to reshape the future of animal sheltering. The HASS Coalition, led by American Pets Alive! (AmPA!), includes thirteen tier one pilot shelters from across the United States and more than 20 tier two pilot shelters who will implement programs based on lessons learned from the tier one animal services organizations.

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