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Lindsay Hamrick

Lindsay Hamrick is the Director of Policy for the Companion Animals department of The Humane Society of the United States and the former New Hampshire State Director. She holds an M.S. in Animals & Public Policy from Tufts Veterinary School and was previously the Chief Operating Officer for the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire. Lindsay is Co-Chair of the New Hampshire Disaster Animal Response Team, serves as the legislative liaison to the New Hampshire Federation of Humane Organization and is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer specializing in the rehabilitation of dogs rescued from dog fighting cases.  

Content by Lindsay Hamrick

  • Magazine Article

    A word from us

    Lindsay Hamrick gets a greeting from a puppy rescued from an unlicensed breeder in New Hampshire.

    I came to the Humane Society of the United States in 2014 after a decade (more if you count those years I spent as a kid sitting in cat rooms and walking dogs way too big for me) overseeing operations at animal shelters. I wouldn’t say I was particularly excited about or motivated to fit policy into my daily workload of caring for homeless pets—until I worked for an animal shelter that was located in a city with breed-specific legislation, flawed policies that ban certain types of dogs based on their physical appearance.

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  • Blog Post

    Policy work is boring. Until it isn’t.

    Getting involved helped me save more animals’ lives.

    In 2008, I was the director of operations at a small but mighty animal shelter in New Hampshire, at a time when animal welfare work in New England was undergoing an enormous transformation. We no longer needed to euthanize healthy and adoptable animals. We were developing creative solutions for treatable pets, addressing animal cruelty in the community and promoting owner-support programs. Hounds and pit bull-type dogs were our canine focus (likely explaining my lifelong love for both groups).

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