Pasco County Animal Services (PCAS) has been recognized for inspiring positive change, and helping pets and people in the community.
Human Animal Support Services (HASS) has named PCAS a Tier 1 shelter, according to a news release.
Subsequently, PCAS now officially will serve as a mentor and example for animal shelters throughout the country.
The HASS Tier 1 requirements include:
- Reuniting lost pets with their owners
- Resources for owners to keep pets
- Resources for owners rehoming pets
- Reducing length of shelter stays
PCAS already implements aspects of the HASS model through multiple events, including free microchip clinics and a pet food bank for residents in need.
“Supporting the human-animal bond is at the core of our mission,” said Spencer Conover, PCAS assistant director, in the release.
“We have presented our ideas to shelter directors and program investors nationwide, and we look forward to continuing as an ambassador for community-based animal sheltering,” said Conover.
HASS is a national coalition led by American Pets Alive! that focuses on reducing shelter intakes, and ensuring community support for people and their pets.
The group formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which threatened pet owners’ abilities to keep their pets, and led to more fostering and adoption.
Published May 05, 2021