Cleveland's SPCA Appoints Bobbi Anderson As Shelter Director

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the SPCA of Bradley County board of directors appointed Bobbi Anderson of Dayton as the new shelter director. Jonathan Cooper, former director of the East Ridge Animal Shelter, was first hired for the post. However, he resigned two weeks ago.

Ms. Anderson begins her responsibilities with the transitioning assistance of Jack Burke. Mr. Burke is a member of the board of directors who had served as interim director.

With experience working at both the Dekalb and Steuben County humane societies in Indiana, Ms. Anderson has experience in animal control, kennel work, kennel management and intake/adoptions of shelter animals. She has most recently been working as a veterinary assistant at The Village Pet in Dayton, Tn., and Fido Fixers in Madisonville, Tn.

Veterinarians and rescue organizations with whom she worked provided stellar recommendations on her behalf. 

“Bobbi has the unique combination of experience that makes her the perfect fit to direct the SPCA’s shelter,” board President Betti Gravelle said, following the board of director’s vote. “We are excited to welcome her aboard and have her lead a great team that will provide compassionate, quality services to the animals and people of our community.”

Ms. Anderson said she is excited by the opportunity to advance her career in compassionate care of companion animals and to be part of an amazing movement in Bradley County.

“What you all have done here is already amazing,” Ms. Anderson said after touring the facility. “You’re light years ahead of so many shelters and I look forward to being part of continuing to create this community’s vision of compassion.”

Ms. Anderson began her duties as shelter director immediately following the board meeting Tuesday evening, spending a couple hours in the kennels getting to know the animals in the SPCA’s care and learning about the current protocols.

She was on duty at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. 

The SPCA shelter director is paid an annual salary of $30,000.

ADOPTIONS:

The SPCA has dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in all sizes, shapes and colors and they all want the same thing – a forever home.

The adoption fee at the SPCA of Bradley County is $50 and includes spay/neuter, vaccinations and a microchip with free lifetime registration. 

The shelter is open Tuesday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you’re interested in meeting one of the dogs or cats at the SPCA and you can’t make it during regular business hours, send an email to development@spcaofbradleycountytn.org or call 423-790-1915 and we’ll set up a time to have a volunteer or staff member arrange for a meet and greet.

This week’s Featured Dog is Toby. Toby is a medium-sized mixed breed, about two years old. He has been waiting for someone to choose him for a couple weeks now. This week’s Featured Cat is Dean, a beautiful adult male.


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