The Eau Claire County Humane Association is proud to announce the hiring of a new Executive Director. Shelley Janke has been name Director and assumed the role in mid-June. Shelley comes to the position after serving for the past 7 years as the Executive Director of the Memorial Medical Center Foundation in Neillsville, Wisconsin. Shelley has over 18 years experience working in the non-profit world and was previously employed in the Chippewa Valley region as the Development Director for the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts and as the Executive Director for Main Street of Menomonie.
"I am very excited about this opportunity to serve as the Executive Director of such an amazing organization. There is such passion here and a real vision for the future. The idea of growing the organization and helping more animals find their forever home is so rewarding and exciting and I am looking forward to really diving in head first and working with the board, staff, and volunteers to accomplish our goals!"
Shelley currently resides in Alma Center, Wisconsin with her husband and three children. In her free time she loves to go boating, spend time outside during the summer months, travel, and hang out with her family. She currently has a pet cat named Katie and a goldfish that has survived over 6 years since he was won at the local fair! She recently lost her dog of 10 years "Jynx" and misses her every day. She applied for the position at the Association the same week her Jynx passed away.
The Eau Claire County Humane Association (ECCHA) is a 501 [c] 3 non-profit organization that was organized in 1962 in response to a growing need to care for unwanted and abandoned animals.
Every year, approximately 2,400 strays and surrendered animals are received by the Eau Claire County Humane Association. The 16 acres complex located on Old Town House Road and is currently in need of renovation or replacement.
"I am really looking forward to working towards improving the current building structure and adding space. The organization has done a tremendous job over the past years taking care of our animal populations, but it is apparent that more space is need to accommodate our growing area. It's exciting to think about what the future holds for ECCHA" commented Janke.
Summer is a very busy month at the Association with over 240 animals in care. For more information on the Eau Claire County Humane Association, or to reach Shelley you can call 715-839-4747 ext. 25 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Caption - Shelley Janke, the new Executive Director for the Eau Claire County Humane Association poses with one of her favorite dogs currently available for adoption, Flash!