"We are also working on our internal standard operating procedures, looking at local and state ordinances and laws, and doing everything that we can do to make sure that we are working at the highest of standards possible," said Kim Intino, CEO of the Humane Society of Washington County.
Intino has worked in animal shelters as an animal care supervisor, executive director, and supervisor. She hopes to bring that experience to Washington County and promote adoption of animals in the area.
"We really want to continue our outreach into the community, and I really want to be the face and the voice of the shelter so that anyone in the community who has any stake or any interest in the welfare of our animals can come and talk to me and call me, and I really just want everybody to know that the shelter is a resource for them to use," Intino said.
Some of her other goals include helping the shelter's capital campaign, increasing the status of pets in the community, and teaching people about animal welfare.
"We are currently in the middle of a capital campaign for our new spay and neuter clinic, so we are very excited, because as most people who love animals know, spaying and neutering saves lives, and that's what we want to do," Intino said.
Intino has been an animal welfare advocate for 25 years.
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