A Northampton County animal shelter with a lengthy history of serving the community and its pets has a new executive director.
The Middle for Animal Health & Welfare’s board of administrators declared Thursday that Sarah Wees has been picked out to direct their firm.
In a news release the board stated Wees arrives to CAHW with extensive encounter in animal welfare that consists of animal care, fundraising, volunteer management, clinic operations, board development, local community engagement, budgeting and strategic planning.
Her profession in animal welfare started 25 a long time ago as a volunteer get the job done which led to a number of management roles she has held above the previous 13 several years, the release pointed out.
“Most recently Wees served as govt director for the Middleburg Humane Foundation, a Virginia farm shelter, the place she increased adoptions, overhauled animal info collection, created a pet mother or father system that bundled a food lender and lower-price health-related providers and executed a volunteer database,” it said. “Prior to that she was the executive director at the Southeast Volusia Humane Society in New Smyrna Seashore, Fla. Through her time there she diminished shelter euthanasia charges far more than 20 percent to obtain a no-eliminate standing and lifted income to update the shelter’s canine housing.”
Wees also served on the Animal Command Board of New Smyrna Seaside, Fla., and the DEI
communications committee for the Association of Animal Welfare Development. She is
a graduate of the Anxiety Cost-free Shelters method and is a member of the AAWA.
Wees said she was drawn to CAHW due to the fact of its dedication not only to animal welfare, but also to the people today in their life and the community in which they stay.
In April 2022, CAHW opened Undertaking PAW, a second place in downtown Easton that is targeted on supporting the community by presenting a variety of low and no-expense applications
such as vaccine and microchip clinics and pet food financial institution days.
“I’m honored to sign up for CAHW at a time when the field is transitioning to neighborhood-centered animal solutions,” Wees mentioned in a assertion. “I seem forward to locating for good homes for the animals in our treatment and performing with the neighborhood to ensure a long run in which liable pet mother and father really do not have to relinquish their furry companions due to money problems or housing restrictions.”
“When we help the people today who enjoy and treatment for their animals, we in the long run help the pets,” she additional.
“We’re enthusiastic to have Sarah sign up for our organization,” mentioned CAHW board president Mike McMullen. “Her passion for our mission and her substantial animal welfare experience can make her perfectly positioned to guide and improve our business and be certain that we are supporting our neighborhood.”
Previous CAHW govt director Kelly Bauer resigned Dec. 29, McMullen explained.
The Heart for Animal Health & Welfare is a no-kill shelter located in Williams Township at 1165 Island Park Highway, Easton, Pa. Previously the Northampton County SPCA, CAHW is a 501(c)3 corporation that traces its roots in the group again to 1913.
To find out much more about the center’s mission, pets that are obtainable for adoption, hrs of operation, volunteer chances and how to donate, pay a visit to HealthAnimalCenter.org.