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Head of humane society resigns

February 16, 2001

Head of humane society resigns



By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer


After more than five years as executive director for the Washington County Humane Society, Shelly Moore has resigned.

Moore accepted an executive director position with the Asheville Humane Society in Asheville, N.C., and will start work there Monday, she said.

She said she had been looking for new position because her husband found an electrician job in South Carolina. The two had been living apart since November, she said.

Her last day at the Washington County Humane Society was Feb. 13.

"It was a great experience," she said of her work here.

She said she had intended to stay until the Humane Society finished the construction of its new shelter but felt she had to take the opportunity presented in Asheville.

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Moore said she's found Humane Society executive director positions don't open up often.

"It was a really difficult decision," she said.

The construction of the shelter should be finished in August and Moore plans to come back to attend the grand opening, she said.

Keller Haden, the county's animal control supervisor, will fill in for Moore until a new executive director is selected, she said.

Humane Society board members have been conducting interviews since January, and Moore's replacement should be selected by April, she said.

Moore said that during her tenure she has tried to make the public aware of the Humane Society's mission to promote adoptions, animal education and spaying/neutering assistance.

Leaving Washington County will be hard because she will leave behind family and friends, she said.

"It's been a great 5 1/2 years," she said.

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