SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Humane Society of Macomb, 11350 22 Mile Highway, has acquired a brand new govt director to guide it.
The Humane Society of Macomb introduced Jan. 12 that Michael Wilkie is the brand new govt director.
Wilkie is a 27-year veteran of the mortgage business and stated he’s captivated with animals. He has 21 years of expertise main groups of staff.
“I’m excited to embark on a brand new journey because the director of the Humane Society of Macomb. I look ahead to making use of the management and group constructing expertise I acquired all through my profession,” Wilkie acknowledged in a press launch. “I’m assured these expertise will permit me to take the Humane Society of Macomb to the subsequent degree and, in flip, profit extra animals, households, the group and group members.”
Wilkie stated his imaginative and prescient for the Humane Society of Macomb is to turn into the group’s most well-liked shelter when needing animal care and animal adoption. Additionally, the Humane Society of Macomb hopes to assist educate the group to scale back the variety of animal surrenders.
“Within the brief time period, I’m working to extend the shelter’s social media presence, convey extra group publicity to the shelter and clinic, enhance upon present insurance policies and procedures outlining job alternatives and present group member obligations, and work with our volunteer coordinator to fulfill and greet all our wonderful volunteers. My longer-term plans embrace bringing the constructing into the twenty first century and making the Humane Society of Macomb the first-choice shelter throughout the group,” he stated in an e-mail interview.
Led by Kenneth Kempkens, the previous shelter director, the Humane Society of Macomb has turn into a no-kill shelter specializing in ensuring that each one adoptable animals have an opportunity at discovering everlasting properties.
In response to a press launch, assets are what the Humane Society of Macomb holds again from aiding extra animals. The power to work with the group to safe extra assets is without doubt one of the causes that Wilkie was employed.
Kempkens stated he’s excited to show the shelter over to Wilkie.
“We’re excited to embark on this new chapter and look ahead to the recent perspective that Michael will present to the group. Whereas his background within the mortgage business and never animal care could shock some, it’s his skill to guide and hearken to these with animal care expertise and experience whereas conditions with a recent perspective that can carry the Humane Society of Macomb right into a brilliant future the place all adoptable animals are given an opportunity to search out their ‘furever’ properties,” Kempkens stated.
He stated these working for the Humane Society of Macomb have moved the shelter to a spot that the group may be pleased with.
“Lots of the applications designed to profit the animals over the previous 6 years will proceed, and Mike will introduce some new concepts to make sure that the shelter will proceed to be a no-kill shelter,” Kempkens stated by way of e-mail. “I’ll proceed on the Board of Administrators for a time period and can supply assist to Mike as the necessity arises. I’ll miss the group that made this occur, however I’m assured that Mike will do a high-quality job,” he stated.
The Humane Society of Macomb is a completely impartial, nonprofit group not related to some other group and is solely supported by the contributions of the group.
The Humane Society of Macomb was chartered within the mid-Nineteen Fifties and opened in Could 1967. Its mission is to:
• Present humane look after undesirable, abused and injured animals.
• Forestall animal cruelty.
• Place adoptable pets into everlasting properties with accountable homeowners.
• Promote spaying and neutering to forestall overpopulation.
The Humane Society of Macomb is a personal, nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable, non-public origination, ruled by a Board of Administrators and supported by the general public.