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Community Partnership Examples - Human Animal Support Services 

01-12-2023 03:41 PM

A list of community partnership examples.

Partnership Examples

  • Partner with local human food pantries to discuss pet food resources for families using the pantry
  • Partner with or join local food pantry coalition to establish programming to impact your region
  • Partner with the health department on a human and pet vaccine initiative
  • Partner with other rescues and shelters to establish transfer relationship
  • Join local chamber of commerce to share mission and garner business support
  • Join local COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster)
  • Establish partnerships with local veterinarians and veterinary clinics offering free or low-cost services
  • Establish relationship with local social services to ensure pets in the home have necessities that may be offered at your organization AND to ensure resources are known/available if an animal is at risk to become homeless
  • Partner with government agencies on informational campaign(s)/PR/initiatives
  • Partner with human shelters to create a temporary boarding or placement program for pets
  • Partner with boarding facilities to offer boarding to families during crisis
  • Join local coalitions, collaboratives and/or collective impacts driving change in your community
  • Partner with local Amazon, Fed-Ex and UPS distribution centers and pet stores to take in returns and broken bags of food and litter to distribute to pantries and/or foster families
  • Establish a disaster plan with local Red Cross and government 
  • Partner with local groomers to provide low-cost or subsidized grooming services to families in need
  • Partner with fire and police departments to provide them microchip scanners to help lost pets 
  • Partner with local trainers to provide low-cost or subsidized training
  • Partner with local attorney(s) on public education regarding tenants rights and breed-specific legislation
  • Partner with government agencies on pet registration events
  • Partner with municipalities/neighborhoods with high pet intake to set up vaccination and microchipping pop-up clinics providing free services and information
  • Partner with municipalities to list lost and found pets in their community on website and social media
  • Collaborate with animal welfare organizations in the community to establish streamlined and collectively shared steps for the public to take when they lost or found a pet
  • Collaborate with animal welfare organizations in the community on events (fundraising and/or adoption)
  • Collaborate with animal welfare organization in the community to provide an annual success report sharing with the public the work that has been done by shelters/rescues
  • Partner with local schools on projects: dog house building, art creation for auction, shelter reading
  • Partner with local government agencies to provide workforce development or work readiness opportunities
  • Partner with the local public health department on program initiatives

Link to HASS's Community Partnership Examples Live Document


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