The Best Friends Podcast Episode 42
Animal service officers historically have been trained to function as code enforcement officers, and in many communities that is still the case. While this training is integral, it is not always a holistic representation or acknowledgment of all the tools officers have to do their work.
Continuing the discussion on moving from punishment to support, we look at changing the culture one officer at a time. Helping us all understand the systemic needs in our community and the full range of resources at our fingertips.
RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
- Punishment to Support: The Need to Align Animal Control Enforcement with the Human Social Justice Movement
- Best Friends Podcast Episode 40: From Punishment to Support
- The Humane Society of the United States: Pets for Life
- Best Friends: Humane Animal Control Manual
- Best Friends Town Hall: The Human Connection: save more lives by building stronger relationships in communities
- Best Friends Editorial: Field Services: Identifying Data Worth Collecting
- Best Friends: Animal Care and Control Resources
- Beyond Cages: Animal Law and Criminal Punishment
Ashley Anderson Mutch
Senior Program Manager, Enforcement and Policy Reform, Pets for Life at The Humane Society of the United States
Ashley Anderson-Mutch is a Senior Program Manager of Policy and Enforcement Reform with Pets for Life at the Humane Society of the United States. She works with animal welfare organizations across the country to address areas of inequity with internal and external policies that disproportionately affect underserved communities and communities of color. She also works with several municipal shelter organizations and local animal enforcement teams to implement community-based support practices.
Prior to joining the HSUS, Ashley worked as a Humane Law Enforcement Officer in the city of Philadelphia and across several counties in Pennsylvania.