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Wednesday, August 19, 10-11am (PST)

Human Animal Social Services (HASS) - Prototyping an entirely new system to serve pets and people in our communities.

Lisa LaFontaine (Humane Rescue Alliance), Bobby Mann (AmPA), Dr. Ellen Jefferson (AmPA) and Dr. Gary Weitzman (San Diego Humane Society)

The animal sheltering system as we know it was created more than 100 years ago and depended on addressing animal issues separately from human issues. Today, many recognize we are long overdue for a new approach that is in line with human social services, social justice movements, and considers animals as part of family systems.

Join members of the Executive Committee and some of the animal shelter directors involved in the Human Animal Social Services coalition (HASS). Hear about how collaboration with shelters around the country prototyping an entirely new system to serve pets and people in our communities. This session will clarify the tenets of HASS, dispel any misinformation and ultimately, encourage other organizations to consider a reimagining of animal sheltering.

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Previously Recorded Webinars:

The Ins & Outs of Perception: Crafting the Culture and Brand of Your Organization

Supporting Your Community with a Pet Safety Net

Putting the Cat Back: Best Interest of the Community? The Shelter? Or the Cats?

Mitigating Risk

Rehoming Programs

Fundraising for Public Shelters and the 501(c)(3)s that Support Them

Fear Free (Part 1)

Be sure to watch both Part 1 and Part 2. Two different links.

Fear Free (Part 2)

Be sure to watch both Part 1 and Part 2. Two different links.

Your Data Counts - Ideas and Tools to Activate Data

PetPro Connect – Learn about this cool telemedicine platform from B-I!

For further info, please contact Julie Ryan-Johnson  at

Bridging the Gap: Understanding Adopter Expectations, Perception and Reality

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