Earlier today Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore appointed Charles Heavrin as the new director of the J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter.  Heavrin, who currently serves as Shelter Manager for the Kentucky Humane Society, replaces Sara Green who resigned last month. 

“We have a top notch animal shelter.  It was important to find the right person to oversee the facility,” said Moore.  “I am confident that Charlie is the right person for the job.  His extensive experience in animal control and management will be an asset for the City and the animals.”

The Harrison County resident has worked for the Kentucky Humane Society since 2002.    Heavrin previously served as the interim director of the Floyd County Animal Shelter between 1999-2002 and operations manager of that facility between 1990-1996.  He will start with the City on June 4th and be paid $45,000 per year.

“I look forward to working for the City.  My primary objective is to continue the high standard of animal care and customer service residents have come to expect,” said Heavrin who will supervise 10 employees and manage a $500,000 budget.  “It’s a job that gives me an opportunity to work at a facility that shares my philosophy and goals.”

Heavrin holds various certifications and licenses from the National Animal Control Association, the Humane Society University, the Emergency Management Institute and the American Humane Association.

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