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Carrie Ducote

National Senior Strategist, Shelter Collaborative Program

Best Friends Animal Society

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 started the Cobb County community cat program in 2016 and worked with the East regional team for six years. She now works nationally to match shelters in a mentorship capacity 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.