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Lawrence Humane Society executive director stepping down

November 20, 2013


Dori Villalon, the executive director of the Lawrence Humane Society, will step down from her position at the end of November, the organization announced Wednesday.

Dori Villalon.

Dori Villalon.

Villalon developed an on-site surgery and medical program, launched a new website and increased the site's Live Release Rates — which measures how often animals leave the shelter alive — over the course of her tenure, according to a statement.

She was named executive director in 2011.

"This feels like the right time for me to move on and let new leadership take the Lawrence Human Society to the next level," she said in the statement.


Paula Kissinger 4 years, 6 months ago

It is a very demanding, time consuming, emotion filled job. Perhaps she has done here what she intended to do and feels it is time to take her skills elsewhere. Hopefully, her successor will be able to continue taking on, dealing with and progressing through the challenges of the job.

Jackie Bunnell 4 years, 6 months ago

It's a highly stressful, gut-wrenching position that will be a challenge to fill.

Kate Rogge 4 years, 6 months ago

She did a wonderful job for our community, and is leaving the agency in a much healthier and more structurally sound condition. Excellent job, Ms. Villalon. Thank you.

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