Duane Adams, CAWA, Vice President of Operations

As vice president of operations for the Dumb Friends League, Duane brings more than 30 years of animal welfare experience to the day-to-day operations of two shelters handling as many as 20,000 homeless pets annually. Additionally, he oversees animal cruelty investigations at the Dumb Friends League and equine operations at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center™, a rehabilitation and adoption facility for neglected and abused horses that have been removed from owners by law enforcement authorities.

Prior to joining the Dumb Friends League in 2010, Duane held positions as executive director of the Yavapai Humane Society in Prescott, Ariz., executive director of the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society in Santa Fe, N.M., and vice president of operations and animal services at the Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix. He is director of The Colorado Humane Society & SPCA, a commissioned agent of the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Animal Protection, a member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators and of the Colorado Horse Council, and president of the board of the Colorado Unwanted Horse Alliance.

Duane lives in Denver with his wife, two adopted Chihuahuas, Squirt and Cupid, and two step-cats, Boo Boo and Luna.