Jordan Williams Named Manager At Bradley SPCA; President Says Group Taking And Placing Animals

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Jordan Williams has been named manager for shelter operations at the Bradley County SPCA following the firing of former director Bobby Anderson at a tumultuous meeting on Monday night.

Betti Gravelle, president, said, "Jordan has been with the organization since shortly after its

inception and is fully prepared to assume leadership in the daily operation of the shelter as well as coordinate emergency response in partnership with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office."

She also said, "The SPCA of Bradley County welcomes the following volunteer partnerships. These groups serve critical roles as we seek to fulfill both our contract with Bradley County and our core mission - Pooches On The Move, Cleveland For A No Kill City, and Lee University.

Ms. Gravelle stated, "Effectively immediately, Nancy Farbo will assume the role of coordinator - volunteer services. Nancy has a passion for our mission and has wonderful relationships with our many volunteers and partners. Nancy can be reached at (423) 790-1915.

"Effectively immediately, the SPCA facility is open and ready to accept and adopt out animals for Bradley County residents, Tuesday-Friday from 12 p.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 11a.m.-5 p.m. We are also open for adoptions only on Monday from 4-6 p.m. Our location is 1570 Johnson Blvd., Cleveland. Our phone number is (423) 790-1915.

"On Tuesday, SPCA of Bradley County accepted three animals during open intake hours and facilitated the adoption of seven pets to local families. SPCA also placed nine animals on their way to forever homes with partner rescue organizations. And proudly reunited one dog with their family.

"On Wednesday, SPCA of Bradley County accepted two dogs during open intake hours and facilitated the adoption of three pets to local families. SPCA also placed one animal on its way to a forever home with a partner rescue organization.

"The SPCA of Bradley County will continue to improve our availability to the residents of Bradley County and will be in compliance with the contract with Bradley County.

"For more information about the SPCA of Bradley County, visit our website at

www.spcaofbradleycountytn.org , and follow us on Facebook.

"Please direct any questions to my attention. Thank you for your support of the SPCA of Bradley County."

Sincerely,
Betti Gravelle
President - SPCA of Bradley County
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