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COLUMBIA CITY â€” An email blast went out to Whitley Countyâ€™s Humane Society supporters last week stating Lindsay Pease, the shelterâ€™s director at the time, was resigning.
Although the fact of Peaseâ€™s 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.
â€śLindsay did so many great things for us and the shelter,â€ť said Espich. â€śShe 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.â€ť
After more than two years of service, Pease left Whitley County for Allen Countyâ€™s 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.
â€śMy daughter and I started volunteering here about two months after the shelter opened,â€ť Grube said. â€śI truly believe in the cause. I think we provide an invaluable service to the county and for the animals.â€ť
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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