Support more pets and people in your community with this toolkit

One of the main goals of Human Animal Support Services (HASS) is to help keep pets with their people, even during tough times. And since some of the most common reasons animals are surrendered to shelters include issues with housing, lack of access to affordable veterinary care, and the need for behavioral support, HASS has… Learn More

How these Open Arms Challenge winners improved their community engagement

Community engagement is a key part of becoming a more welcoming and inclusive animal organization. As we prepare for the 2023 Open Arms Challenge (Registration ends January 30th!), we’re sharing some of the stories from the winners of the last Open Arms Challenge in 2022. From reaching new groups of people and providing resources to… Learn More

Are you using pets.findhelp.com yet?

Have you heard of pets.findhelp.com? It’s a curated database of free or low cost pet support services provided by Human Animal Support Services. Users can select their preferred language and search by specific services like veterinary care, pet food pantries and temporary pet care. They can also choose from categories, browse local programs and more.… Learn More

Start community partnerships with this toolkit

To address the root causes that lead to many animal well-being issues, we need to look beyond shelter walls, (literally and figuratively) and connect with the community at large. This means partnering with food pantries, youth organizations, domestic violence shelters, and more. The Community Partnerships Toolkit from Human Animal Support Services will help you establish… Learn More

What people like most about Maddie’s Pet Forum

Are you part of Maddie’s® Pet Forum yet? Or are you a member but haven’t logged on in a while? Either way, we hope you’re taking full advantage of this free resource to for the animal well-being field. During our most recent user-survey, we asked people what they like most about Maddie’s® Pet Forum. Below… Learn More

#BeAHelper, a new PSA campaign focused on keeping pets and people together

Maddie’s Fund®, together with The Ad Council and The Humane Society of the United States have launched a new campaign, “Pets and People Together,” a fully integrated public service announcement (PSA) campaign, to inspire pet lovers everywhere to #BeAHelper. Ninety-seven percent of pet owners consider their pet to be family. At any given time, anyone may… Learn More

Field service and public safety resource drive

Let’s face it, animal field services professionals have an incredibly difficult job. They are in the community every day working as animal control officers, humane investigators, outreach staff, community cat trappers and provide a variety of other services. They are a vital connection between the people in your community and the services government agencies provide.… Learn More

Join us for weekly Community Conversations, now on Monday!

Last month, we asked for your input regarding the combining of two weekly Zoom calls: Shelter and Rescue Support and Animal Welfare Leadership Roundup. Our new day and time are here! Join us on Mondays starting on July 18 at 11AM PT/2PM ET for Community Conversations, an hour long call for animal well-being professionals. The… Learn More

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

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