People & positions

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 2007:
The Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society, serving Albany,
New York, since 1887, on March 19, 2007 introduced new executive
director Brad Shear. Shear was previously shelter manager and animal
care and control director for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in
Colorado, managed the Brooklyn shelter for the New York City Center
for Animal Care & Control, and was director of operations for the
Atlanta Humane Society. Shear succeeds interim director Warren Cox,
who has headed 24 humane societies and animal control agencies in 55
years. His seventh post was as founding director of the Animal
Rescue League in Marshalltown, Iowa, whose director since 1976,
Wendy Fields, in March 2007 announced her retirement. Fields began
working at the Animal Rescue League at age 16 to pay off her dog’s
impoundment fees. She succeeded then-director Bob Brandau, recalled
Greg Pierquet of the Marshalltown Times-Republican, after showing
her dedication by bottle-feeding two orphaned skunk babies. The
skunks remained her pets for eight years.

Former Clark County assistant manager Christine Robinson
debuts on April 10 as executive director of the Animal Foundation.
The Animal Foundation operates the Lied Animal Shelter in Las Vegas,
where approximately 1,000 animals were killed in February 2007 to
contain outbreaks of parvovirus, distemper, and panleukopenia.
Jeffrey S. Klausner , dean of the University of Minnesota
College of Veterinary Medicine since 1998, and a faculty member
since 1977, is to be named chief executive of the Animal Medical
Center on April 23, 2007, the center announced. The Animal
Medical Center was founded in 1910 to help pets of the poor, but has
long emphasized advanced treatments and research instead. With
income of nearly $40 million, Animal Medical Center spent $285,780
to help the pets of indigent people in 2005, and spent$431,793 to
provide care to guide dogs.
Lois Snider, 74, a cofounder of the Brown County Humane
Society in Georgetown, Ohio, retired on February 20, 2007, after
32 years of service to the organization in six different leadership
Eileen Liska, legislative liaison for the Michigan Humane
Society since 1985, has announced her retirement, but said she
would remain involved on behalf of Michigan Humane as a paid

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