Today we are going to speak with Mike Arms, President and executive Director of Helen WOODWARD animal Center in San Diego,ca.
After completing his education and serving a tour of duty as a United States Marine in
Vietnam, Mike settled in New York in 1969 and accepted a position with the Aspc
Then in 1977 he accepted a position with the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, N.Y
Where he created new ways to increase public awareness about animals, increase pet adoptions
And lower euthanasia rates.
Mike began touring the U.S. as an adoptions consultant while serving at North Shore.
In 1977, due To the demand for his services, he began consulting full time and soon became
One of the nation’s foremost animal shelter consultants. In 1999 Mike Arms accepted the position
Of President and Executive Director of Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego.
Under Mike’s direction, Helen Woodward Animal Center soon tripled the number of pet
adoptions completed each month. The education program began setting records for the
number of youngsters that were receiving humane education, rising from fewer than 4,000
to nearly 25,000 per year.
One more thing: Mike Arms is credited as the man who saved more animals than any other person , living or dead ,in animal welfare history.
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