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Purrfect Pals Announces New Partnership

ARLINGTON, WA – November 30, 2021 – Purrfect Pals has been selected to be a Partner Organization of the Human Animal Support Services (HASS) project. This international coalition is designed to transform the animal shelter system with innovative solutions and community-based programs. The primary goal is to keep people and pets together/

Purrfect Pals is among an elite group of progressive shelters to become partner organizations. Other partner organizations include:  LifeLine Animal Project (GA), Cabot Animal Services (AR),Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control (NC), El Paso Animal Services (TX), Fresno Humane Animal Services (CA), Greenville County Animal Care (SC), Humane Rescue Alliance (DC & NJ), Kansas

City Pet Project (MO), Los Angeles Animal Services (CA), Oakland Animal Services (CA), Pima Animal Care Center (AZ) and San Diego Humane Society (CA), just to name a few.

“We are honored to be part of this collaboration of innovative shelters having goals so closely aligned with our community vision,” says Kathleen Olson, Purrfect Pals Executive Director. “Purrfect Pals in Arlington joins with other communities in this initiative to improve how homeless cats are sheltered.”

“We’re bringing thought leaders and experts in fields like human social work and public health alongside animal welfare researchers to create the community animal support centers of the future,” says Kristen Hassen, Maddie’s® Director of American Pets Alive! and the HASS project. “The impacts of COVID-19 have accelerated many organizations’ efforts to modernize animal services and we are excited to see many more animal shelters dedicate their energy to accomplishing this urgent goal.”

HASS is led by American Pets Alive! and powered by partners including Maddie’s Fund®, the Rachael Ray Foundation, South Fork Foundation, Michelson Found Animals Foundation, and Petfinder. For more information about Purrfect Pals prevention and placement programs for homeless cats, please visit For information about HASS, go to



Kathleen Olson
Executive Director
(360) 926-8467

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