Windham County Humane Society Thanks Harriet Ives

You’ve seen the donation cans for the Windham County Humane Society around. The coffee cans near cash registers in town where you can toss a few coins to help local animals?  Harriet Ives, the keeper of the cans, has passed away at age 96.

Here’s the what WCHS had to say about her in their newsletter:

“Harriet Ives recently passed away, at 96 years old. She was a longtime WCHS supporter and friend to any animal in need and we already miss her.

Windham County Humane Society Hires New Director

From their newsletter:

“We are pleased to announce the hiring of Maya Richmond to be our next Executive Director, taking over the position from Annie Guion, who has filled the role since 2008.

Maya has 18 years of animal welfare experience and has led progressive change at her previous organizations. As the first shelter in Vermont to create an affordable veterinary care program, that kind of leadership is important to WCHS. The board and staff are looking forward to expanding existing programs and creating new ones under Maya’s leadership. Animal welfare has changed dramatically in the last decade and, like most things, was deeply impacted by the pandemic. In 2020, WCHS helped a record 2,000 animals, taking in close to 600 homeless animals and providing veterinary care to over 1,400 local animals.

Annie Guion of Windham County Humane Society To Retire

Annie Guion has announced her retirement from the Windham County Humane Society. Here’s the letter:

Dear Friends,

After 14 years of the best work of my life and my most fun and fulfilling job to date, it is time for me to move on to the next adventure. My partner is retiring and we are planning to pursue some long-held dreams and check some items off the bucket list. I love the Windham County Humane Society (WCHS) and in order to ensure a smooth transition, I will be staying through the end of 2021.