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BAHS Selects King as New Executive Director

Posted on 28 March 2016 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone Area Humane Society is pleased to announce and welcome Christina King as their new Executive Director. Christina King has worked in the animal welfare field for over 31 years. Her childhood dream was to one day be a Veterinarian. After working a few years in a sheltering environment, Christina realized that caring for homeless shelter animals and community education was where she was destined. From a young age she has always rescued small animals in need, and helped to find homes for homeless pets.

Christina started her career in Southern California where she was born and lived for most of her life.  She initially started clerical and administrative working in animal welfare at the largest Animal Care and Control agency in the United States. Shortly thereafter, she began working more directly with the animals and volunteered as a reserve animal control officer, where she completed extensive training for the California State Humane Officers Academy.  One of her most memorable moments was in 2007 when she was part of a team of animal care professionals that was selected for Animal Shelter of the Year and traveled to the State of New York to attend the award ceremonies. Throughout her career, she has developed skills in shelter management, strategic planning, analysis, marketing and sales, fundraising and grant writing, humane education and outreach programs, working with volunteers, staff development, and disaster training and response.

In June of 2015, Christina visited friends in Iowa and immediately fell in love with the area leading her to the Boone Area Humane Society. “I have always enjoyed my career working with animals, educating the community, and fundraising to benefit the homeless pets who rely on us.”

Christina is married to her husband of 20 years with two young children, two dogs and two cats.  She has owned and housed several pets throughout her career, including snakes, iguanas, and a mischievous ferret. “Nothing is more fulfilling than to be able to fulfill your compassion for animals their welfare, and work in a field where you know you are making a difference”.

Christina King named Executive Director of the Boone Area Humane Society

Christina King named Executive Director of the Boone Area Humane Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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