Are you registered for the National Calls?

We are three months in to the grant giveaways during the National Calls, and we’ve only just begun! If you’re not already familiar, these Monday and Friday calls started early in the pandemic, as a way to come together when we had to be apart. They have grown to be a lifeline for many, with… Learn More

Where the future of animal sheltering is headed according to veterinarians 

This blog was one of our top posts of 2021. The future of animal welfare is community-centric and this holds true more than ever.  The AVMA recently published an article, Animal shelters see a new day ahead, sharing veterinarians’ take on where the future of the animal welfare movement is headed. Covid-19 has caused animal welfare… Learn More

Research confirms the need for pet assistance for hospitalized patients

Hospitalizations can be stressful for patients for a number of reasons. One reason that may not be so obvious? Care for their pets while they’re away from home. A recent survey was conducted at the University of Michigan Health on this very topic. The purpose of the survey was to understand how a need to… Learn More

LifeLine Animal Project keeps owner, Pilari, and her dog together

#HassInAction: LifeLine Animal Project thinks outside of the box to keep person and pup together

This post originally ran September 2020. With the animal welfare movement constantly evolving and transitioning to meet the needs of people and their pets, animal shelter and rescue organizations are realizing they may need to think outside of the box to find ways to best serve their communities. One organization in particular, LifeLine Animal Project in Atlanta, GA,… Learn More

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One easy way your animal shelter or rescue organization can get some marketing help

Could your organization use some extra marketing help, for free? If you haven’t heard of HeARTs Speak, look no further. HeARTs Speak is a nonprofit organization whose work shines a light on animals in need and improves adoption rates by increasing the marketing capacity of time-stretched, under-resourced organizations. They offer free design tools, plug ‘n play photo… Learn More

Charlotte Animal Control Officer with Ms. Gonzalez and her sister

HASS in Action: How one NC community rallied together to support people and their pets

As the Human Animal Support Services (HASS) project continues to drive positive change in the animal welfare industry to keep more people and pets together, we wanted to share the touching story, It Takes A Village Working Together: The story of Reverend Demitris Gonzalez. The story is told by Officer Caffray, a Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department (CMPD) Animal Control Officer… Learn More

HASS is empowering animal shelters and their communities all around the nation 

In light of COVID-19, you could say that the animal welfare industry has experienced a complete makeover. Collaborative efforts heightened among industry leaders, animal shelters and rescue organizations to support one another, and it didn’t stop there. People in their own neighborhoods stepped up to offer a helping hand to pets within their communities, too.… Learn More

Why animal welfare can’t go back to the way things were

The COVID-19 pandemic has empowered many animal welfare organizations to make operational changes such as the introductions of telemedicine, virtual adoptions and a huge uptick in fostering. Will we go back to the way things were? This interview with Lisa LaFontaine, President and CEO of Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C. is the first in a… Learn More

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