Duane Adams, CAWA, Vice President of Operations

As vice president of operations for the Dumb Friends League, Duane brings more than 36 years of animal welfare and operations experience to the League. He oversees animal cruelty investigations at the Dumb Friends League and the Colorado Humane Society & SPCA, 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 and the operations of the two companion shelters.

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 Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and of the Colorado Horse Council, and a board member of the Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies.

Duane lives in Denver with his wife, two adopted dogs, Burt and Cupid, and an adopted cat, Couqi.