Two high-ranking officers resigned from the McKean County SPCA at a board meeting Monday night, bringing about another change for the Bradford-based organization.

In an e-mail sent to The Era Tuesday night, Jennifer Causer Funk said she has been appointed board president, succeeding Amy Stevens, and former assistant treasurer Christina Abbott has been named treasurer, replacing Ann Martin. The new vice president is board member Chris Taylor.

“We have added additional members to the board of directors and feel that we have a solid group who will continue to make improvements and better our shelter,” said Funk, who was most recently board vice president.

In recent months, the organization has found itself in the spotlight after failing four state inspections. The most recent state examination found the organization in better standing, but found issues with flooring and with the timeliness of rabies vaccinations for shelter dogs.

“I have every confidence that the shelter’s caring, incredible staff will carry them through the next inspection with flying colors,” Stevens said. 

Stevens said that although she is no longer the SPCA board president, she still plans on lending a hand to the organization. As long as there are animals in need, Stevens said, she will continue to volunteer at the shelter.

“The animals and the staff will be missed. With all the paperwork, etc., I have not seen a lot of the animals lately,” she said. “I used to loved going down to walk dogs and once we adopted a cat, my inner cat lady came out. Now that I have more free time, I can get back to walking dogs, visiting the catio and taking pictures and promoting the wonderful animals.”

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