COUNTY — Woods Humane Society Executive Director Jill Tucker is resigning to become the CEO for the California Animal Welfare Association (Cal Animals).
In a statement the Woods Humane Society said that under Tucker’s leadership, they have broadened its impact for animals through a facility expansion, a merger with the North County Humane Society in Atascadero, and the opening of SLO County’s first public spay and neuter clinic. During this time, the organization has also more than tripled its lifesaving capacity by dramatically increasing animal intakes and adoptions.
“It has truly been an honor to lead this exceptional organization and dedicated team over the past 4 years,” says Tucker. “With an unwavering commitment of doing what’s best for the animals, our board, staff, volunteers, and community have come together to provide care, resources, and placement to more animals than ever before. I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished and excited to see the organization continue to grow and prosper in its mission and impact.”
In her new position as the Cal Animals CEO, Tucker will have an opportunity to lead collaborative efforts to support the success of animal welfare and sheltering organizations throughout the state of California through the facilitation of trainings, legislative advocacy, and coordination of lifesaving resources.
While the organization is saddened to see. Tucker go, the fact that she is able to bring her expertise and passion to impact animals at the state level will only serve to further the mission of Woods and to save more lives reads the statement
Woods Humane Society is in a strong position with a dedicated team, exceptional programs, and broad-based community support. The transition will take place in March. Immediately, a national search will take place to find a highly-qualified new leader to take the helm. Their Board of Directors are committed to finding the best candidate and ensuring a smooth transition as Woods continue to the very best possible work on behalf of the animals. An update will be sent when they select and welcome a new CEO to the Woods team.