The Thomasville/Thomas County Humane Society has been on the hunt for a new executive director. A selection was made, and the woman, who is a retiree and former shelter volunteer, didn't waste any time getting to work, and for good reason.
Carol Jones, a born animal lover, says her stint as a shelter volunteer had everything to do with her passion to head the Humane Society.
Carol says, "I would come here and see the animals and go home crying for many months. I realized being there for the animals was what's important."
And after getting acclimated to her new position she'll be ready to do just that, make sure these animals are taken care of.
"I want to get everyone together and brainstorm and see what we can do to improve," she says.
Jones says one of her long-term goals is to make the Humane Society a "no kill" shelter and she says she has her mind set on what she'd like to see right now.
Carol adds, "We've got to have goals and objectives to reach to get to that point. We want to get funding for spry and neuter. We want to build an outside cat habitat. We are working with a lot of our volunteers to get our animals into other rescue organizations."
Though Jones says she's excited, she says she's also nervous about living up to the many expectations of what the job entails, but says she's up for the challenge.
"When I retired I said I retired because there were so many things available to do in this world. I really enjoy this; it's all about the animals," she says.
Jones served on the Thomasville/Thomas County Humane Society board for two years. Jones' duties include overall supervision of the shelter and fundraising among others.