Kristen Hassen-Auerbach

Kristen Hassen-Auerbach with her dog

Director, Pima Animal Care Center

Kristen Hassen-Auerbach is the director of animal services at Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson, Arizona, which takes in more than 18,000 pets annually and has a 92% save rate. Previously, she served as the deputy director at Austin Animal Center in Texas and before that she was the assistant director of Fairfax County Animal Shelter in Virginia. Kristen’s projects include building the nation’s largest shelter pet foster program; teaching emerging shelter leaders; and engaging communities in lifesaving efforts.