I am the former animal welfare editor for The Huffington Post. Now I write about animals for a variety of publications, including The Today Show's website, The Washington Post, The Dodo, The American Bar Association Journal, Creative Loafing, and others.
My aim is to tell stories that help make this a better world for animals.
My stories attract a lot of reader engagement - an editor once told me that a piece I'd written had gotten more clicks and shares than Beyonce's baby announcement, if you can believe it. (Believe it; I don't lie about things like this.)
And not to get all resume-ish here, but these pieces have a measurable positive impact, too. My stories lead to animals getting adopted, folks donating to shelters and rescues, shelters implementing creative new programs and practices, and increased public awareness of important legal and policy issues.
I've written many hundreds of stories and it's hard to pick just a few favorites.
But since I must, here you are:
The Washington Post: Millions of dogs need homes. Why is it sometimes hard to adopt one?
The Washington Post: A seafood company killed a lobster — and was convicted of animal cruelty
HuffPost: Old Shelter Dogs Will Spend Their Last Years In Loving Homes Thanks To This Incredible Program
HuffPost: These Dogs Were Rescued Out Of Fighting. They Became The Happiest, Most Inspiring Pets Alive
TODAY.com: Meet the woman who refused to abandon 20 dogs to Harvey devastation
(^ That story above, the one about the cat recovering from serious burns, has one of my favorite quotes in it. A vet tech described Russell the cat as offering hope because of "him being such a little cat of perseverance.”)
I could go on and on, and on some more, I'm afraid. I've been writing 3-7 animal stories per week basically for years now.
You can see much more of my work here: https://muckrack.com/arin-greenwood