Story last updated at 6/4/2014 - 1:57 pm
The Board of Directors of Gastineau Humane Society has announced the selection of longtime Juneau resident Matt Musslewhite as executive director. Musslewhite replaces Chava Lee, who is retiring after 14 years.
Musslewhite served five years as the Gastineau Humane Society's deputy director.
Before that, he was a professional mariner and a longtime volunteer with the Juneau and Gustavus fire departments. Musselwhite and his wife enjoy fishing and exploring the remote areas of Southeast Alaska with their golden retriever, Lena.
An open house will be held June 26 to welcome Matt Musslewhite to his new position and thank Chava Lee for her years of hard work and dedication.
The Gastineau Humane Society is a private, nonprofit shelter dedicated to the promotion of animal welfare and prevention of animal cruelty and suffering. GHS helps relinquished or abandoned pets by providing medical care, food, shelter, exercise and companionship until their forever homes are found. Every year, GHS finds homes for hundreds of pets, safely returns hundreds of lost pets to their owners, and provides rabies vaccines and low cost or no cost spay/neutering to individuals who financially qualify. GHS is funded by membership dues, private donations, grants, sale of pet related items, boarding, grooming, training, doggy day care, as well as an Animal Control and Protection contract with the City and Borough of Juneau.