Animal-related Issues in Human Service Organizations

iStock_000019327771_SmallSocial workers and other members of Human Service Organizations are likely to face situations involving animals. Awareness of the many areas of intersection between humans and animals will help Human Service Organizations provide exemplary client support in difficult and unfamiliar situations.

“Helping Pets and People in Crisis” is presented by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals.  The website is a ‘toolkit for social workers and human service organizations to incorporate pet welfare into their work’. 

Below is a list of animal-related issues in Human Service Organizations, by subject:

Animal Assisted Interventions

Companion Animals in the Workplace

Domestic Violence


Hospitalization and Illness

Housing Issues

Older Adults

Service Animals and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Service Animals in the Workplace

The Link Between Human & Animal Violence