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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
at 12 PM – 1 PM

Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series

presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy

Amanda Arrington
Director, Pets for Life, Humane Society of the United States
Arrington BIO

With an estimated 23 million pets living in poverty with their people in the United States, community outreach and pet owner support programming is a necessary yet often underemphasized component of companion animal welfare.  Poverty has a major impact on people and animals every day, making an understanding of systemic and institutional bias and inequity very important in reaching and ensuring access to services for all segments of the pet owning population.

Made possible by the generous support of: Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund

View recorded seminar here:

Following her seminar, Amanda participated in a Panel Discussion on Accessible Care with panelists Dr. Greg Wolfus, Tufts at Tech, Dr. Carolyn Brown, ASPCA Community Medicine, and Lori Hensley, Beyond Fences.

Amanda also had group discussion with students in the M.S. in Animals and Public Policy program:


About Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy
The mission of the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy is to conduct and encourage the study of complex issues surrounding the changing role and impact of animals in society. The Center supports the development and dissemination of research driven policies, programs and practices that benefit both people and animals.
Work conducted by the Center is based on the tenets that animal well-being matters, that animal and human well-being are linked, and that both are enhanced through improved understanding of human-animal relationships. Click here for more information

Photo above: Amanda Arrington Photo by Kathy Milani/The HSUS