BCHS Announces Executive Director

The Bradford County Humane Society is proud to announce the promotion of the current Community Coordinator, Jennifer L. Spencer to Executive Director.

Spencer has worked as Community Coordinator at the shelter for over a year and brings a great deal of experience to her new role as Executive Director. “I am so pleased to have this opportunity to utilize my marketing and managing skills and be an advocate for the many homeless and abandoned animals that come into our shelter,” states Spencer.

“I first became involved BCHS by adopting dogs and cats over the years. I am such a lover of animals and truly believe that the public needs to think of adopting a pet from a shelter over buying from a breeder. There are so many wonderful dogs and cats waiting for their forever home.”

Two years ago Spencer adopted Grace, a Chihuahua that was born without her front legs. The little dog was found in a field and brought in by the dog warden. It wasn’t known if she would survive as she was extremely emaciated, covered with fleas, had back knee problems and a skin condition. After being cared for and nursed back to health by the compassionate shelter staff, Grace found a permanent home with Spencer where she is flourishing. Grace visits local schools, senior centers, nursing homes and businesses. “I think it is important for students to understand that animals can have disabilities just like humans but should be treated as equals. It teaches them to have compassion, empathy and kindness to others,” states Spencer.

Grace shares a home with Spencer, her husband Robert; Rudy, a Chihuahua also adopted from BCHS; Lucy the cat, adopted from BCHS; and Cooper, a Golden Retriever.

Spencer brings 13 years of Marketing and Public Relations experience to the humane shelter. Her role as Executive Director at BCHS involves writing press releases, radio announcements, newsletters, brochures, event planning, fundraising, grant writing, marketing and promotion of the shelter, and volunteer coordination. Spencer is also a member of the Central Bradford Chamber of Commerce. Her most recent positions were Marketing Specialist at Guthrie in Sayre, and Business Development Executive at Cull Martin & Associates in Vestal, NY.