Pets For Life: Leading the way in Community Outreach

10475343_527834927317900_6104833912589195698_oCommunity Outreach is all the rage these days. From the SPCA of Texas to Paul Quinn College and even Dallas Dogrrr, everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. But what is community outreach and where did it begin?

Pets For Life, a program of the Humane Society of the United States and funded by PetSmart Charities, Inc. was created by Amanda Arrington and Kenny Lambert in the Fall of 2012. PFL is now creating successful, sustainable change in:

Anchorage, Alaska: Alaska SPCA
Birmingham, Alabama: Greater Birmingham Humane Society
Blackfeet Reservation, Montana: Lewis and Clark Humane Society
Camden, New Jersey: Animal Welfare Association*
Charleston, South Carolina: Charleston Animal Society
Charlotte, North Carolina: Humane Society of Charlotte*
Dallas, Texas: Dallas Companion Animal Project*
Denver, Colorado: Denver Animal Shelter*
Des Moines, Iowa: Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc.*
Detroit, Michigan: All About Animals Rescue*
Fargo, North Dakota: 4 Luv of Dog Rescue
Gary, Indiana: Humane Society Calumet Area
Hailey, Idaho: Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley
Jacksonville, Florida: First Coast No More Homeless Pets
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana: Jefferson SPCA*
Las Vegas, Nevada: The Animal Foundation*
Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Humane Society*
Nashville, Tennessee: Pet Community Center*
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Central Oklahoma Humane Society*
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Animal Friends*
Providence, Rhode Island: Providence Animal Rescue League*
Reno, Nevada: Nevada Humane Society*
Saint Louis, Missouri: Carol House Spay/Neuter Clinic*
Salt Lake City, Utah: Salt Lake County Animal Services*
San Antonio, Texas: San Antonio Animal Services*
Santa Fe, New Mexico: Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society*
Tacoma, Washington: The Humane Society Tacoma and Pierce County*
Toledo, Ohio: Humane Ohio*
Washington, District of Columbia: Washington Humane Society*
Worcester, Massachusetts: Second Chance Animal Shelter*

See Pets For Life in action (don’t miss it!):
https://medium.com/@HumaneSociety/kind-streets-e12c000e1432#.2zo2pykbl

Pets For Life Dallas was conceived in 2012 and initially included Dallas Animal Services, Dallas Companion Animal Project, Spay/Neuter Network and Duck Team 6. Pets for Life Dallas events have made huge progress in the PFL target area, but there is still much to do to fulfill the mission of bringing resources to underserved communities in Dallas and helping people who love their pets. Because people and their pets matter.

The Pets For Life team from the Humane Society of the United States is partnering with Dallas Companion Animal Project to offer a comprehensive program that focuses on the core principles and strategies needed to effectively reach people and pets in Dallas and provide animal care services and information. Targeted to  serving underserved communities, the Pets For Life approach is proven to build trusted community relationships and deliver life-saving and life-changing resources.  But seats are limited so reserve your spot now at https://www.facebook.com/DallasAnimals/events/

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