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COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ An email blast went out to Whitley County‚Äôs Humane Society supporters last week stating Lindsay Pease, the shelter‚Äôs director at the time, was resigning.
Although the fact of Pease‚Äôs departure may have caught some followers off-guard, Mark Espich, Humane Society of Whitley County board president, said her decision to leave was given with plenty of notice.
‚ÄúLindsay did so many great things for us and the shelter,‚ÄĚ said Espich. ‚ÄúShe left on good terms. We enjoyed having Lindsay here. She never lost her enthusiasm for the job and was such an important advocate for the Society.‚ÄĚ
After more than two years of service, Pease left Whitley County for Allen County‚Äôs animal shelter adoption program.
The board decided to promote Sandi Grube to the director position. Grube worked directly underneath Pease and was a long-time volunteer before taking an official role at the shelter.
‚ÄúMy daughter and I started volunteering here about two months after the shelter opened,‚ÄĚ Grube said. ‚ÄúI truly believe in the cause. I think we provide an invaluable service to the county and for the animals.‚ÄĚ
Grube is a life-long resident of Whitley County. Considering the shelter opened in August of 2004, Grube has had a personal connection to the organization for almost 10 years. She grew up on a dairy farm, giving her an early appreciation for animal care.
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