Pets for Life

Date: TBD

Time: 8:30-3:30
     8:30-Registration and breakfast
     9:00-3:00 Presentation (with lunch provided)
     3:00-3:30  Wrap-Up

 CMPD - West Service Center, Rm 188
 4150 Wilkinson Blvd
 Charlotte, NC

 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.

There 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.

For more information contact:
Or call 336-866-9109