Director of Shelter Outreach & Engagement, the Humane Society of the United States
As the director for shelter outreach & engagement at the Humane Society of the United States, Lindsay Hamrick works to strengthen partnerships with animal shelters and rescue organizations. Through mentorship, training, policy initiatives and grants, the shelter outreach team aims to support and lift up animal welfare organizations – large and small – to serve pets and the people who love them. She holds a B.S. in Animal Science and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a M.S. in Animals & Public Policy from Tufts Veterinary School. She previously served as the Director of Policy for Companion Animals, advancing fair housing policies, supporting humane community cat programs, and ending breed specific legislation. As former New Hampshire state director for the HSUS, she passed laws to support pets, and protect wildlife, farm animals and dogs living in puppy mills. Prior to her role in advocacy, she spent a decade as chief operating officer, overseeing animal shelter operations, including behavioral, medical, adoption, and owner support programs at three of New Hampshire’s rural animal shelters as well as a stint at a large, urban shelter with an intake of over 30,000 animals per year. As a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Lindsay has deployed to assist victims of dogfighting and puppy mills and regularly volunteers and fosters for her local animal shelter. She is currently owned by three dogs, three rescued cockfighting birds, four rescued broilers (the Golden Girls), eight laying hens and, as the foster wheel turns, an assortment of foster kittens, hospice dogs, and owned pets awaiting reunion with their families.
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