a man and his dog sitting on a porch stoop
Don Watson and his dog Lucky and Lady Bird Worthy (next image) and her pooch Toby are clients of the Pets for Life (PFL) program in Detroit. Photo by M. Carrie Allan/The HSUS

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30)

Location: Wake County Commons Building
4011 Carya Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27610

Instructor: Amanda Arrington
Senior Director, Pets for Life
The Humane Society of the United States

Course Fee: No charge.

Target Audience

Animal sheltering and animal welfare professionals including animal care staff, animal control officers, management, veterinary staff, volunteers, and others in the animal welfare profession.

Course overview

Pets for Life (PFL) is driven by social justice and guided by the philosophy that a deep connection with pets transcends socio-economic, racial and geographic boundaries, and no one should be denied the opportunity to experience the benefits, joy and comfort that come from the human-animal bond.

Systemic inequity and institutional barriers create immense challenges for millions of people every day in accessing pet resources and information. The extreme lack of access to pet resources is a national crisis. PFL is a thought leader in bringing attention to and advocating for people who are routinely overlooked or looked down upon and is an ally in fighting against economic and racial injustice.

here is a great need in our field to deepen the understanding of how companion animal welfare is connected to larger systemic issues for people, and subsequently for their pets. Discover what this means in your community how it should inform your organization’s policy making and community-based programming.


  • Amanda Arrington | Director of Pets for Life at the Humane Society of the United States

Event Location | Raleigh, North Carolina

Event Date | June 2, 2020 - 9 am to 3 pm

Registration Form