Humane Community Development (HCD) provides a participatory framework for communities to work together to find humane, sustainable solutions to dog issues that are having negative consequences for people and animals.
Because human-dog conflicts stem from many different causes and human-dog relationships differ community to community, HCD planning begins by engaging the community about their concerns, and helps them to identify and take ownership of their own solutions. Community members live in the same place or have responsibilities for what happens in that place (e.g. local government representative). They work together to collect, interpret and manage data in order to inform the creation and implementation of their HCD action plans.
The result is a community-owned program that cultivates empowered participants and humane, sustainable change.