North Country SPCA

The NCSPCA is pleased to announce the selection of Jessica Hartley as its new Executive Director. Hartley will take over full-time at the new Frances Miller Adoption Center in Elizabethtown on July 1. Hartley has worked as a consultant for the past three years on the NCSPCA’s capital campaign, as well as served on the Board of Directors. Her resume includes more than 10 years of experience in non-profit development and management for a variety of organizations, from small, community-based start-ups to large, nationally-recognized charities. Most recently, Hartley managed the direct marketing programs for organizations such as the March of Dimes, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Hartley is a graduate of Williams College where she studied psychology.

Hartley will focus on finding new ways to fully develop the potential of our new shelter and has plans to expand programming, outreach and collaborative efforts with other animal welfare organizations. “This is a tremendous opportunity not only for me, but for the entire community,” says Hartley. “The potential for the NCSPCA to become a beacon for modern, no-kill animal sheltering is truly remarkable. I look forward to working with our staff, the Board and the community to build an organization that will improve the lives of abused, abandoned and neglected animals in Essex County and beyond.”

The public is invited to come by the new Frances Miller Adoption Center and meet Hartley during regular open hours or during the NCSPCA’s Grand Opening celebration on July 20, from 12 to 6 p.m. We are excited to welcome Jessica as our new Executive Director!

Our featured pet this week is Frazier, a Boxer-mix who is a happy go lucky guy with tons of energy. This handsome fellow needs an active family who can keep him busy. He enjoys the company of other dogs and really likes the ladies. Although Frazier is a mixed breed, he definitely has the Boxer personality and good looks. His huge, soulful brown eyes are almost impossible to resist. Frazier loves to play any kind of games you can think of and just wants to be everyone’s best friend! Although he needs a little help with his manners and can be a little “rough around the edges”, he is an intelligent pooch and he is learning quickly with the attention of shelter staff and volunteers. If you love the Boxer breed please stop by our shelter and meet this all-around great guy.

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