A NEW TOP DOG: Grube named shelter director; replaces Pease

COLUMBIA CITY — An email blast went out to Whitley County’s Humane Society supporters last week stating Lindsay Pease, the shelter’s director at the time, was resigning.Although the fact of Pease’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.“Lindsay did so many great things for us and the shelter,” said Espich. “She 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.”After more than two years of service, Pease left Whitley County for Allen County’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.“My daughter and I started volunteering here about two months after the shelter opened,” Grube said. “I truly believe in the cause. I think we provide an invaluable service to the county and for the animals.”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.To read the rest of this story, see the Aug. 9 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.