Humane Society changes
After over four years of virtually full time high quality volunteer work, the president of the Humane Society of Morgan County Board of Directors and the facility manager are retiring and making way for a new elected president and a newly designated facility manager.
I am the new Board President and I have designated Barbara Ginck as our new adoption facility manager.
The Society has come a million miles from where it was four years ago and was recently identified as one of the top private humane societies in West Virginia by the West Virginia State Director of the Humane Society of the United States.
However, there is still work to be done, both to maintain our rating, to continue to improve our volunteer and donation programs, and to continue to provide a high quality No-Kill dog and cat adoption center for the benefit of lost, abandoned and abused animals in Morgan County.
My first message as the new Board President is to remind you that in order to continue to be successful in finding forever homes for animals, we need help from the people of our county in the form of volunteers. Volunteers are the life blood of our organization. Along with providing critical assistance, they make sure that we are in tune with the pulse of our community.
I have already instituted a new formal volunteer management program that pairs individuals volunteering with specific tasks like running errands for the staff, cleaning and repairing facilities. Many of you have special skills that are greatly needed at the Humane Society facility. If you have the time to volunteer just one day a month, that’s more than enough to make a difference.
With your help, I look forward to the continued success of our Humane Society in its mission to provide humane treatment to the animals of our county.