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Coordinator, National Link Coalition

Phil Arkow is an acclaimed lecturer, author, and trainer who has conducted more than two hundred trainings internationally and authored dozens of books, chapters, and articles. He is coordinator and co-founder of the National Link Coalition which serves as the National Resource Center on the Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence. Arkow chairs the Latham Foundation’s Animal Abuse and Family Violence Prevention Project and is consultant to the ASPCA and the Animals & Society Institute.

Arkow co-founded the National Animal Control Association, the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey and the Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies. He is a prolific authority on the human-animal bond, violence prevention, humane education, animal-assisted therapy and animal shelter management. He has served on boards and committees with the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Delta Society (Pet Partners), the American Humane Association, and the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians.