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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

    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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