Ed Sayres to head American SPCA
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May 2003:
NEW YORK CITY, SAN FRANCISCO–Edwin J. Sayres, 54,
president of the San Francisco SPCA since January 1, 1999, was on
April 8 introduced as new president of the American SPCA in New York
City, to succeed Larry Hawk on June 2.
Hawk on February 3 was named to succeed Gus Thornton, who
retired, as president of the Massachusetts SPCA.
Sayres debuted in humane work as successor to his father,
Edwin Sayres Sr., who was longtime executive director of the St.
Hubert’s Giralda shelter founded by Geraldine Dodge Rockefeller on
her estate in New Jersey.
Sayres headed the American Humane Association animal protection
division 1995-1997, and then headed PETsSMART Charities for a year
before succeeding Richard Avanzino at the SF/SPCA, who retired after
24 years to lead Maddie’s Fund.
Succeeding Sayres as acting president of the San Francisco
SPCA will be current vice president Daniel Crain, also hired in
1999, while Jeffrey Proulx, DVM, the SF/SPCA director of
veterinary services since 2000, will take over direction of the
Roberts Medical Center, described as “the community’s first
comprehensive, multidisciplinary specialty veterinary center,
scheduled to begin construction in December 2003.”