Dr Roger Haston

Roger is the Chief of Analytics, PetsMart Charities, and has dedicated himself to animal welfare since 2012. He also serves on the board of the National Council on Pet Population and on the board of the Shelter Animal Count.

After working for Amoco and Arco in Houston, Dr. Haston moved to Colorado in 1998 where he started and grew a successful business in geophysical data processing. He had a strong desire to give back to the community and became involved with Humane Society of Boulder Valley as a volunteer, board member and board chair. He also worked with both for profit and non-profit organizations on strategy and leadership development with a strong focus on creating mission-driven organizations.

His passion for helping animals continued to grow and in 2012 he committed himself full time to animal welfare and took over as Executive Director at the Animal Assistance Foundation where he has merged his passion for science, business, and people to help the animals of Colorado and beyond. He has recently joined PetsMart Charities as the Chief of Analytics. He also serves on the boards of U.S National Council on Pet Population and U.S Shelter Animals Count.

Dr Haston will be conducting three talks at the Animals in Focus conference:

Beyond Labels: The True Impact of Live Release Rate and Intake Policies – view Abstract

The Future of Animal Welfare – view Abstract

The Social Impact of the Human-Animal Bond – view Abstract