Sloane Hawes

Sloane Hawes

Assistant Director of Research, Institute for Human-Animal Connection

What I do

Sloane Hawes, MSW is the Assistant Director of Research at the Institute for Human-Animal Connection. She manages a social science research agenda examining the factors that inform companion animal welfare, with a particular interest in how animal welfare challenges intersect with human social and environmental justice issues.  

She earned her MSW and Animal-Assisted Social Work certificate from the University of Denver's Graduate School of Social Work. In her studies at GSSW, she completed a concentration in Sustainable Development and Global Practice and explored concepts of One Health, cultural competence, and an ecosystems approach to community-based social work practice. She completed her undergraduate coursework at University of San Diego, receiving a BA in Ethnic Studies and Psychology.

Featured Publications

Publications

Hawes, S.M., Hupe, T., Winczewski, J., Elting, K., Arrington, A., Newbury, S., Morris, K.N. Measuring the impacts of increasing access to pet support programming on One Health in two underserved communities. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. In press.

Hawes, S., Hupe, T., Gandenberger, J., Morris, K.N. (2021). Temporal trends in intake data for animal shelters in Colorado, 2008 to 2018. Journal of the American of Veterinary Medical Association. In press.

Gandenberger, J., Hawes, S.M., Wheatall, E., Pappas, A., Morris, K.N. Developing the Animal Welfare Cultural Competence Inventory (AWCCI) to assess cultural competence in animal welfare. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/10888705.2021.2008934.

Hawes, S., Hupe, T., Gandenberger, J., Saucedo, M., Arrington, A., Morris, K.N. (2021). Detailed assessment of pet ownership rates in four underserved urban and rural communities in the United States. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. doi: 10.1080/10888705.2021.1871736.

Hawes, S.M., Straus, A., Winczewski, J., and Morris, K.N. (2020). The Grooming Project: Identifying the Common Experience for Students. Companion Animals - General, 1. https://www.wellbeingintlstudiesrepository.org/aw_comp_gen/1.

Hawes, S.M. Hupe, T. Morris, K.N. (2020). Punishment to support: The need to align animal control enforcement with the human social justice movement (Commentary). Animals, 10, 1902. doi: 10.3390/ani10101902.

Hawes, S.M., Ikizler, D., Loughney, K., Temple Barnes, A., Marceau, J., Tedeschi, P. and Morris, K.N. (2020). A quantitative study of Denver’s breed-specific legislation. Animal Law Review, 26(2). 195-271.

Hawes, S.M., Kerrigan, J.M., Hupe, T., Morris, K.N. (2020). Factors informing the return of adopted dogs and cats to an animal shelter. Animals, 10, 1573. doi: 10.3390/ani10091573.

Hawes, S.M., Flynn, E., Tedeschi, P. and Morris, K.N. Humane Cities: social change through policies promoting collective welfare. (2019). Journal of Urban Affairs. doi: 10.1080/07352166.2019.1680244.

Morris, K.N., Flynn, E., Jenkens, M., Senecal, J., Gandenberger, J.*, Hawes, S.M. and Tedeschi, P. (2019). Documentation of nature-based programs at Green Chimneys. Available at: http://www.greenchimneys.org/why-animals-nature/sam-myra-ross-institute/tools-resources- practitioners/recent-studiesfindings.

Hawes, S.M., Kerrigan, J., Hupe, T., Nawyn, T., and Morris, K.N. (2019). Estimating the cost to care for Animals at Austin Pets Alive. Program evaluation report delivered to Maddie’s Fund and Austin Pets Alive. Available at: https://www.maddiesfund.org/estimating-the-cost-to-care-for-animals-at-austin-pets-alive.htm.

Hawes, S.M., Kerrigan, J., Hupe, T., and Morris, K.N. (2019). Sources of pets in Austin, Texas: a pilot study of the Pet Acquisition Questionnaire. Program evaluation report delivered to Maddie’s Fund and Austin Pets Alive. Available at: https://www.maddiesfund.org/sources-of-pets-in-austin-texas-a-pilot-study.htm.

Hawes, S.M., Hupe, T., Ikizler, D. and Morris, K.N. (2019). Santa Paula Animal Rescue: A social-environmental- economic impact study. Program evaluation report delivered to Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center.

Hawes, S., Camacho, B.A., Tedeschi, P. and Morris, K.N. (2019). Temporal trends in intake and outcome data for animal shelters in Colorado, 2000 to 2015. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 254(3), 363-372. doi:10.2460/javma.254.3.363.

Hawes, S., Kerrigan, J., Morris, K.N. (2018). Factors informing outcomes for older cats and dogs in animal shelter. Animals, 8(3):36. doi: 10.3390/ani8030036.

Hawes, S.M., Ikizler, D., Loughney, K., Tedeschi, P. and Morris, K.N. (2017). Legislating components of a Humane City: the economic impacts of the Austin, Texas “No Kill” resolution (City of Austin Resolution 20091105-040). The Humane Society of the United States Animal Studies Repository – Animal Law and Legislation Collection. Available at: http://animalstudiesrepository.org/anilleg/1.

Morris, K.N., Evans, R., Smith, S., Loughney, K., and Tedeschi, P. (2017) Oklahoma Humane Society Compassion Center Economic Impact Study. The Humane Society of the United States Animal Studies Repository – Humane Societies and Rescue Organizations Collection. Available at: http://animalstudiesrepository.org/humsrorg/2.

Performances

Presentations

Conference Presentations

Hawes, S.M., Hupe, T.H., Morris, K.N. (October 26, 2021). Health Equity Through a One Health Lens. American Public Health Association: Virtual Presentation.

Hupe, T., Hawes, S.M., Winczewski, J., Elting, K.C., Saucedo, M., Arrington, A., Morris, K.N. (June 22-24, 2021). Measuring the Impacts of Increasing Access to Pet Support Programming on One Health in Two Underserved Communities. International Society for Anthrozoology. Virtual Presentation.

Wheatall, E., Pappas, A., Hawes, S.M., Gandenberger, J., Morris, K.N. (June 22-24, 2021). Enhancing marginalized populations’ utilization of companion animal support services through the use of a cultural competence inventory. International Society for Anthrozoology. Virtual Presentation.

Hawes, S.M. and Hupe, T.N. (April 21-23, 2021). Connection between animal welfare and social work. The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Care Expo: Virtual Presentation.

Flynn, E., Han, T., Hawes, S.M., Bexell, S.M. (November 12-15, 2020). Aren’t there enough (human) problems in the world already: considering the role of animals and the environment in social justice. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting 2020: Denver, CO.

Hawes, S.M., Arrington, A., Morris, K.N. Preliminary findings from the Pets for Life as One Health Study (September 3-5, 2020). International Society for Anthrozoology. Virtual presentation.

Hawes, S.M. and Morris, K.N. (August 24-28, 2020). Pets for Life: Health Equity through the One Health Lens. Public Health in the Rockies. Virtual presentation.

Morris, K.N. and Hawes, S.M. (July 24, 2020) The future of animal welfare: Community engagement through a One Health perspective. The Humane Society of the United States Animal Care Expo. Virtual presentation. Available at: https://www.animalsheltering.org/expo/sessions/future-companion-animal-welfare- community-engagement-through-one-health-perspective (Accessed January 11, 2021).

Hawes, S.M., Flynn, E., Arrington, A. and Morris, K.N. (November 18, 2019). The Pets for Life as One Health Study: Results from the first year of data collection. National Council on Pet Population 2019 Research Symposium: Houston, Texas.

Hawes, S.M., Flynn, E. and Morris, K.N. (August 27-30, 2019). Measuring Holistic Health in Low-Income Communities: The Pets for Life as One Health study. Public Health in the Rockies: Keystone Conference Center; Keystone, CO.

Hawes, S.M. and Saucedo, M. (April 15-18, 2019). Driving meaningful change through data. The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Care Expo: New Orleans, LA.

Hawes, S.M., Flynn, E., Tedeschi, P., and Morris, K.N. (April 12-14, 2019). Humane Communities: Measuring the Impact of Expanded Access to Humane Activities. International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organization’s 15th Triennial Conference, “Science Meets Practice: Creating Health Environments for People and Animals”: Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys, Brewster, New York.

Hawes, S.M., Tedeschi, P., and Morris, K.N. (July 2-5, 2018). Humane Cities: Social change through progressive animal welfare policies. Poster presentation. International Society for Anthrozoology Conference: Sydney, Australia.

Hawes, S.M., Kerrigan, J. and Morris, K.N. (July 2-5, 2018). Factors that inform the outcomes for senior cats and dogs in animal shelters. International Society for Anthrozoology Conference: Sydney, Australia.

Morris, K.N. and Hawes, S.M. (September 28, 2017). Measuring the broader socioeconomic impacts of animal welfare policies. Michelson Found Animals Public Policy Forum: Los Angeles, California.

Smith, S., Camacho, B., Tedeschi, P., Morris, K. (June 23, 2017). Social science-informed animal welfare - a case study within animal sheltering. Poster presentation. International Society for Anthrozoology Conference: Davis, California.

Morris, K.N. and Smith, S. (November 15, 2016) Shelter trends in intake and outcome data for animal shelters in Colorado, 2000-2015. National Council on Pet Population Research Symposium: Portland, Oregon.

Izmirian, D., and Smith, S. (October 20, 2014). Restorative justice in higher education. National Peace and Justice Studies Association: San Diego, California.

Awards

2020   University of Denver Faculty Career Champion nominee
2017   Institute for Human-Animal Connection’s Excellence in Research Award