New Director brings hope for fresh start to Central Nebraska Humane Society

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - After a year of controversy, the Central Nebraska Humane Society is ready to move forward. A new Director just took over and they're all looking towards the future.

Central Nebraska Humane Society is looking forward to a future under their new director. (Credit: Alicia Naspretto, KSNB)

Monday was Jacque Harvey's first day, but she's been familiar with the location for over a year now. She said she'd been keeping up with what's been going on, but won't dwell on the past.

She's ready to keep moving forward and focus on having their adoption rates continue to rise.

"I've been in animal welfare for over 17 years," Harvey said. "A little bit of turmoil just goes with the turf. We'll just go one foot in front of the other."

She also says she plans to work closely with the Central Nebraska Humane Society to make sure the shelter is going in the right direction.

"They really do have a very supportive board and they want the best for this organization as well as I want the best for it," she added. "The staff is very dedicated. I think with that kind of a mindset that we are going to go places."