Who We Are

Shai Dunbar, strategist, shelter partnerships (Arkansas)

Shai DunbarShai Dunbar's profound journey into the realm of animal welfare finds its roots in a childhood deeply intertwined with a love for animals, blossoming against the backdrop of the scenic landscapes of the States. From an early age, Shai's heartfelt connection with four-legged companions set the stage for a lifelong commitment to championing their cause.

Armed with an undergraduate education in Animal Science and Wildlife and Natural Resources, Shai embarked on a career trajectory that began in the very heart of animal shelters. This formative time provided invaluable hands-on experience, offering Shai an intimate understanding of the challenges faced by both the animals under their care and the dedicated individuals striving to make a difference.

Fueling a thirst for knowledge and a desire to enact substantial change, Shai pursued and achieved a master's degree in Anthrozoology, delving deep into the intricate dynamics between humans and animals. This academic endeavor not only expanded her horizons but also laid the groundwork for a career that seamlessly blends theoretical understanding with practical application.

The evolution of Shai's journey reached a pivotal juncture with the transition to the role of Shelter Partnerships Strategist for the state of Arkansas. This position draws upon not only Shai's academic expertise but also the rich tapestry of experiences woven during her time working directly within shelters. This unique fusion empowers Shai to craft strategies that are not only comprehensive in theory but also firmly grounded in the day-to-day realities of animal care.