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Gregory Castle, MPhil

img--GregoryCastle_bioOne of the founders of Best Friends Animal Society, Gregory Castle now serves as the CEO of Best Friends. For more than 25 years, he has been a key leader in animal welfare, as well as a voice of reason and reconciliation among grassroots rescue groups, animal shelters and national animal organizations.

Mr. Castle created No More Homeless Pets in Utah, a campaign involving animal welfare and rescue organizations, animal control officers, veterinarians, schools and animal lovers from across the state in aggressive spay/neuter, adoption and public awareness programs. Now merged with Best Friends, the campaign is the campaign is now known as “NKUT” (No Kill Utah).

He also initiated Utah’s Week for the Animals, now in its 20th year. The week includes educational and public awareness programs, special discount spay/neuter services, pet adoption fairs and public service awards. It is a model for cooperative efforts in the humane community throughout the country.

Mr. Castle grew up in England and is a graduate of Cambridge University with a master’s degree in philosophy and psychology. His background includes extensive administrative and accounting work for nonprofit human services and church organizations.