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Fraily Rodriguez

Director of Lifesaving Centers - East

Best Friends Animal Society

Fraily Rodriguez is currently the director of lifesaving centers (east) for Best Friends Animal Society and oversees Best Friends’ East Coast Corridor between Atlanta and New York as well as its Houston center. In this role, he works with our center teams on everything from transport, fosters, adoptions and community-supported sheltering, but most important of all, working with strategic shelter partners in achieving lifesaving. Prior to joining Best Friends, Fraily was the chief operating officer for the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. While working close to 15 years at the Pet Alliance, he worked in every aspect of animal welfare. He oversaw the operations for an agency with two shelters, three veterinary clinics and a customer care center, as well as the outreach to the Greater Orlando community. During his tenure as COO, Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando reduced intakes, increased adoptions, provided low-cost spay/neuter to more than 10,000 animals per year and collaborated with local partners to increase lifesaving in the region. He is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience in business, operations, community education, finance and nonprofit management. One of his greatest accomplishments is being chair for the Westside Tech Veterinary Advisory board for more than 10 years and having the privilege to introduce animal welfare to a new generation of students who have never even thought of it being a career. He lives in Clermont, Florida, with his wife, Brooke Rodriguez, and their five kids: Matthew, David, Kylie, Sophia and Coco Channel (adopted from the Pet Alliance).