Animal Welfare Professionals

  • 1.  HASS Working Group Tackling Harassment, Bullying & Threats: How You Can Help!

    Posted 10-01-2021 11:42 AM
    Hi everyone- the HASS organizational development working group is shifting its short-term focus from traditional HR/org management work, to actionable strategies to combat the harassment, bulling and threats of physical violence many of our peers in the animal welfare industry are facing. Our hope is to create proactive, reactive, and support resources to help the animal welfare community navigate these crisis situations.

    To kick off this work, we are asking anyone and everyone to please participate by taking this survey. We want to hear from you so our work product is catered to your needs.

    Animal Welfare Harassment Survey:

    https://forms.gle/5Nxiii1T7oPMexUs5


    Once we have all this data/ responses, we will be working diligently to create usable content that is easy to access and put into action. Want to help? E-mail hass-project@americanpetsalive.org to indicate your interest in joining the HASS Organizational Development Working Group. We meet every other Tuesday (virtually of course) at 10:00am CST.

    Thank you for helping to make our industry more humane for people, not just pets!

    #OrganizationalManagement

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    Alexis Pugh
    Director, Memphis Animal Services
    www.memphisanimalservices.com

    Organizational Management
    & Pet Support Services Specialist
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  • 2.  RE: HASS Working Group Tackling Harassment, Bullying & Threats: How You Can Help!

    Maddie's Fund Staff
    Posted 10-04-2021 12:08 PM
    Hey @Alexis Pugh! is there a deadline for this survey? thx!​

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    Thank you all for all you do!

    Amber Freiwald
    Maddie's Fund
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  • 3.  RE: HASS Working Group Tackling Harassment, Bullying & Threats: How You Can Help!

    Posted 10-04-2021 12:21 PM
    We didn't set a hard deadline, but it would be great if folks could get answers entered in the next couple of weeks so we can really start digging in on solutions!

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    Alexis Pugh
    Director, Memphis Animal Services
    www.memphisanimalservices.com

    Organizational Management
    & Pet Support Services Specialist
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  • 4.  RE: HASS Working Group Tackling Harassment, Bullying & Threats: How You Can Help!

    Posted 10-05-2021 03:50 AM
    I completed the survey yesterday and I thought it was excellent.  The only group of questions that were absent concern actual physical assault and/or injury.  Was that intentionally left off or is that not something that anyone else has experienced.

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    Ella Turner
    NAFA Board
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  • 5.  RE: HASS Working Group Tackling Harassment, Bullying & Threats: How You Can Help!

    Posted 10-05-2021 06:34 AM
    Hi Ella- so we did not intentionally leave that out, and I will mention it to the survey team. Thanks for participating!

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    Alexis Pugh
    Director, Memphis Animal Services
    www.memphisanimalservices.com

    Organizational Management
    & Pet Support Services Specialist
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  • 6.  RE: HASS Working Group Tackling Harassment, Bullying & Threats: How You Can Help!

    Posted 10-05-2021 03:10 PM
    Hi Alex, thank you so much for placing the attention on such an important but difficult topic.   The job of being a caregiver is already so draining without the added outside criticism and harassment from those that do not understand or have a full picture.  It is so easy for things to go viral on social media with partial truths and pick up steam which hurts those that are actually in the shelter caring for the animals.  I look forward to see the results of the survey and how we can start coming together to help each other through difficult times.

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    Annette G. Ramirez
    Assistant General Manager
    Los Angeles Animal Services
    213-482-9558
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    Field Services and Public Safety &
    Laws and Public Policy Specialist
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  • 7.  RE: HASS Working Group Tackling Harassment, Bullying & Threats: How You Can Help!

    Posted 10-12-2021 09:10 AM
    Hi everyone!! We have received more than 100 responses so far to our survey, but we want more! We will be leaving this survey open through Friday, October 22nd for you to complete. Our working group has already started reviewing responses and is building an action plan to provide resources to all of you, so the more feedback we can get about what you need, the better.

    Here is the link again- please fill it out if you can!

    Animal Welfare Harassment Survey:

    https://forms.gle/5Nxiii1T7oPMexUs5





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    Alexis Pugh
    Director, Memphis Animal Services
    www.memphisanimalservices.com

    Organizational Management
    & Pet Support Services Specialist
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