West Valley Humane Society president and interim executive director resign

Posted at 4:03 PM, Oct 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-11 05:46:24-04

Both the President and the Interim Executive Director of the embattled West Valley Humane Society have resigned.

Brenda Cameron tendered her resignation as Board President of the West Valley Humane Society last Friday.  Then Susan Woodward submitted her resignation as Interim Executive Director Saturday, according a Humane Society news release.

With help from the Idaho Humane Society, West Valley Humane Society will “immediately begin to restructure shelter management. The goals of providing best practices in shelter animal welfare and fulfilling all aspects of the organization’s mission statement are the focus of the changes,” the release stated.

The West Valley Humane Society has been at the center of controversy in recent months for a variety of issues, ranging from euthanizing animals to possible mistreatment.

Management will be appointed until a reorganized board can reach a decision on the hiring of a new executive director.

Anyone interested in joining a volunteer team to help lend their support to the West Valley Humane Society is encouraged to visit the shelter website at to apply and sign up for the regularly scheduled volunteer orientations and board consideration.

The West Valley Humane Society was founded in 2011 and serves over 4,000 animals in Canyon County each year.