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August 17, 2011

Former Lawrence Humane Society Director Named HSUS Kansas State Director

The HSUS is pleased to announce that Midge Grinstead has been named its Kansas state director.

The Humane Society of the United States is pleased to announce that Midge Grinstead has been named its Kansas state director. Grinstead, who spent 14 years as executive director of the Lawrence Humane Society, will now focus her efforts on addressing statewide animal welfare issues for The HSUS.

“I am very excited to be working with The Humane Society of the United States and I am looking forward to helping even more animals and people in our great state,” said Grinstead, who is based in Lawrence.

Grinstead will network with Kansas shelters and rescue groups, address wildlife issues and promote emergency and disaster preparedness. She will also work on state and federal legislation to help protect animals living in The Sunflower State.

In addition to her years running the Lawrence Humane Society, Grinstead was a member of the Governor’s Board on Companion Animal Legislation and co-founded the Humane Kansas Legislative Network, which was instrumental in passing felony cruelty legislation in Kansas and helped block breed-specific legislation in several counties. Grinstead is on the board of directors for the Kansas State Animal Response Team and remains director of the Northeast Kansas Animal Response Team.

The Humane Society of the United States works to reduce animal suffering and to create meaningful social change by advocating for sensible public policies, investigating cruelty and working to enforce existing laws, educating the public about animal issues, joining with corporations on behalf of animal-friendly policies, and conducting hands-on programs that make ours a more humane world. We are the lead disaster relief agency for animals, and we provide direct care for thousands of animals at our sanctuaries and rescue facilities, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and mobile veterinary clinics.
Media Contact
Pepper Ballard: 240-751-0232; pballard@humanesociety.org

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