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Iowa State Director

Carol Griglione

  • Carol Griglione is The HSUS's Iowa state director. The HSUS

For the past 20 years, Carol Griglione, The HSUS's Iowa state director, has worked on a wide range of animal issues in Iowa, particularly those affecting animal shelters, horses, and efforts to make animal torture and dogfighting felonies in Iowa.

Recently, Griglione worked on puppy mill and "ag-gag" bills in Iowa. She worked extensively on the largest case of horse abuse in Iowa's history. 

Griglione is the president of Iowa's largest animal shelter, the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, and is on the board of the Iowa Federation of Humane Societies.

She regularly gives presentations on cat behavior, and has a weekly radio show called "Companion Connection" on WHO Radio (Des Moines) to talk about cat behavior and promote spay/neuter and adoption from animal shelters. She co-authored For the Love of Cats: a Hands-on Journey, released in November 2011. 

In 2010, the Des Moines Business Record named Griglione a Woman of Influence.

Griglione holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, and a master's degree in non-profit management from Drake University in Des Moines. A native Iowan, she resides in Runnells with her husband and their two dogs, seven cats, three horses, and 12 pet chickens.

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