It’s been about a year since the Human Animal Support Services initiative officially launched. Based on the work of the amazing communities involved and the press that continues, we look forward to what the next year has in store! Below are just a handful of recent press articles from communities around the country, all working to reform the old animal sheltering model and to keep people and pets together.
Animal Services achieves ‘top’ status
Pasco County Animal Services (PCAS) has been recognized for inspiring positive change, and helping pets and people in the community. PCAS now officially will serve as a mentor and example for animal shelters throughout the country.
Animal shelters, control officers aim to be more community-centric
Experts discuss the evolving role of a shelter, who it supports, and how it operates. JAVMA News spoke with several animal services and shelter leaders about the layered challenges ahead related to the eviction crisis, as well as how the industry is changing the way it interacts with communities and having essential conversations related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Animal Rescue Organizations Say Pandemic Has Changed Their Industry For The Better
The pandemic has impacted how animal rescue organizations operate. Many in the industry think the changes are here to stay, and it’s for the best.
Denver Animal Protection granted $50K for animal welfare pilot program
The money from Maddie’s Fund® will be used to microchip 500 cats for free, provide a foster safety-net program for Denver residents facing eviction and support educational efforts to prevent lost pets and return pets home.
Animal Services’ new vision
Santa Barbara County Animal Services is fetching a new vision to help the region’s furry friends, aiming to engage community partners and provide alternatives to impounding. The new vision focuses on two primary goals. The first is reducing shelter intake and moving animals through the system quickly, and the second is reallocating resources to serve more animals and people outside of the shelter walls.
PACC holding free pet food, supply drive Saturday
The Pima Animal Care Center has partnered with Pima County’s District 5 to hold a free pet food and supply outreach drive Saturday. Along with pet supplies, there will be supplies available for people including hygiene items, cleaning products, blankets, and more.