Arlyn Bradshaw

Executive director of Best Friends Animal Society–Utah

Arlyn Bradshaw​Arlyn Bradshaw serves as the executive director of Best Friends Animal Society–Utah, overseeing the lifesaving programs that are turning Utah into a no-kill state. Together with the No-Kill Utah (NKUT) initiative and its coalition of more than 50 animal welfare organizations, Best Friends–Utah runs its own pet adoption center, kitten nursery, and two spay/neuter clinics.

In addition to Arlyn’s work with Best Friends, he is also an elected member of the Salt Lake County Council. Among his top priorities as an elected official is ensuring that Salt Lake County Animal Services — the largest animal services agency in the state — maintains its status as a no-kill shelter.

Arlyn graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in Public Administration. Prior to Best Friends, he worked at the University of Utah as the assistant dean of students. Originally from rural Idaho, Arlyn has been active in Utah politics and the University of Utah community for more than a decade. He lives in Salt Lake City with his partner, Neil Webster. They have three rescue pit bulls, Bella, Atticus and Sweet Pea, and a dachshund named Fritz.

Thursday, July 14, 2016
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Nationwide Strategies to Save Them All: NKUT: State of Utah
Thursday, July 14, 2016
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
No-Kill Strategies: Community and Shelter Policies that Work
Saturday, July 16, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Expert Coalition Building: Collaboration for Top Results