Halifax Humane Society Daytona Beach FL
Halifax Humane Society takes the hard road to achieve lasting results for an entire community
Taking in EVERY pet, NO CLOSED DOORS.
Compliant to Florida law, HHS is proud to display our population statistics. HHS would also like to take a step further in explaining the difference between animal welfare non-profits. Each 501(c)(3) in animal welfare has its own mission, be it saving a specific breed, or challenging laws that allow for immoral animal trade. Rarely are two non-profits the same, as such they should be evaluated independently based on the complexity of the problem they address, the outreach and size of their programs, and their impact.
HHS has one overarching vision, to create a set of programs that will end the number one killer of pets, displacement. At its core, HHS staff shares the belief that fingers should not be pointed, that not one shelter, not one person is responsible for the killing of pets. The displacement of animals is a social problem, and so long as it exists, the cause of death should matter as much as the source, otherwise history will continue to repeat itself. Our vision is not a "quick fix" to improve the numbers of our shelter in the short term, we aim instead to solve the long-term problems of our community as a whole.
Currently, HHS is changing history. In the past 7 years, HHS has made some magnificent changes to increase adoptions, keep pets in their original homes, change legislation, open pet-friendly homes, reduce behavior issues, address emergencies, educate children, and much more. The HHS Board, volunteers, and staff have done this while taking the hard road, accepting every animal that comes to their door.
Many organizations achieved "no-kill" status early by simply restricting intake, bringing red-rope policies to organizations that should be accepting the most difficult cases, not avoiding them. HHS feels that refusing to take in any animal will only confound and further hurt our mission, and the hundreds of thousands of pets that will be displaced in the future with nowhere else to go.