Betsy McFarland is Vice President of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Companion Animals section, where she oversees a variety of issues and manages programs aimed at increasing adoption and spay/neuter, ending euthanasia, and protecting pets. She also manages Animal Care Expo, the premier conference for animal care and control professionals.
During her 12-year career with The HSUS, McFarland has provided direct assistance to hundreds of animal shelters, humane organizations, and other agencies in handling various animal care and protection issues. McFarland posseses a broad communications background, including website creation, book publishing, and media outreach. She has appeared on many news programs including CNN, Fox National News, and CNBC, and has been interviewed for numerous other television, newspaper, and radio stories on animal-related issues. She is also a regular speaker at state and national animal conferences.