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Amanda Arrington

Amanda Arrington is the Director of the groundbreaking Pets for Life program of The Humane Society of the United States. Under Amanda’s leadership, teams working in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and 30 mentorship markets across the country are serving people and pets in underserved communities, ensuring access to pet care services and information for everyone regardless of geography or socio-economic challenges.  Amanda is also the founder of Beyond Fences based in Durham, NC.  Her work fuels compassion, fairness and equality for all people, pets and communities. 

Content by Amanda Arrington

  • Blog Post

    Promoting social justice through spay/neuter

    To improve your services, dive into your community’s issues

    On this World Spay Day 2018, let’s talk about creating a culture of inclusivity and understanding within your spay/neuter programs.

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  • Blog Post

    To spay or not to spay?

    Served by Pets for Life mentorship group in St. Louis.

    This World Spay Day, reflect on what you can do to connect people with spay/neuter services

    When certain ideas become central to our work, when they seem so obviously true, we often don’t feel a need to think more deeply about what they mean—to us, and to others.

    Take spay/neuter. Why is it important?

    As someone who is acutely aware of the impact unaltered pets have on shelter intake, you probably have a clear answer. But does the general public know this? Do they understand what you see every day, the experiences and information that have shaped your perspective?

    Probably not. How could they?

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  • Blog Post

    Moving past assumptions to better understand and support pet owners

    Photo by Lee Schilling

    Amanda Arrington, HSUS Pets for Life director, urges the importance of inclusion and access for all pet owners

    Have you ever had a moment when someone you cared about was hurt or upset, and you felt like there was nothing you could do about it? Remember the sense of helplessness you had?
    I do. That sense of watching a loved one suffer and being unable to improve the situation is a horrible feeling. Most of us have experienced it—and unfortunately, people who live in poverty experience it frequently.

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