National Director, Shelter Collaborative Program
Carrie Ducote got hooked on animal welfare in 2007 when she began volunteering with a local rescue group in college. After graduation, she spent four years working at Atlanta Humane Society, eventually becoming the adoption manager. She then spent a year as the operations manager at Georgia SPCA before joining Best Friends in 2015. She began the Cobb County community cat program in 2016 and worked with the East regional team for 6 years partnering with shelters to save more animals and chairing the Georgia Animal Shelter Alliance. She now works nationally to pair mentor shelters with fellow shelters to support the implementation of contemporary practices to increase the number of dogs and cats saved. Carrie holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Georgia College and State University, a master’s degree in anthrozoology from Canisius College and institutional certificates from Southern Utah University in Animal Services Executive Leadership and Cat Lifesaving.