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June 25, 2012

Deborah Robbins Millman Named Director of the Cape Wildlife Center

The Humane Society of the United States has appointed Deborah Robbins Millman as director of the Cape Wildlife Center in Barnstable, Mass., one of five animal care centers across the country operated by The HSUS.

"Deborah’s comprehensive background in animal shelter management, writing, fundraising and public relations, coupled with her connections to the Cape, make her uniquely suited to directing activities at the Cape Wildlife Center," said Debra Parsons-Drake, The HSUS’ senior director of animal care centers. “We are confident she will maximize the center’s success in wildlife care, advocacy and animal/human conflict resolution.”

The Cape Wildlife Center, operated by The HSUS in partnership with The Fund for Animals, is a state-of-the-art facility which provides emergency care and wildlife rehabilitation for more than 1,700 animals annually. Open 365 days a year, the Center cares for 135 species of native wildlife, including skunks, foxes, coyotes, squirrels, opossums, mice, raccoons, rabbits, fishers and turtles, plus many types of songbirds, raptors and water birds. A full-time veterinarian, licensed wildlife rehabilitators, volunteers and externs from throughout the United States and abroad heal and prepare wildlife for eventual release back into the wild.

Millman will oversee all Cape Wildlife Center operations, work to raise the center’s profile within Cape Cod business, civic, residential and social communities, and foster its national reputation as a leader in wildlife rehabilitation and advocacy.

“I am truly honored to be joining The Humane Society of the United States' team and managing this phenomenal facility,” Millman said. “The Cape Wildlife Center and The HSUS embody everything animal care and advocacy should be.”

Millman, an accredited public relations professional and award-winning writer and editor, has more than 20 years of nonprofit management experience, most recently with the Humane Society of Sarasota County (Fla.), where she spearheaded operations at the area’s largest animal shelter for more than a decade. The Massachusetts native received her bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University and is completing her master’s degree in political management at The George Washington University. Active in animal welfare on both a local and national scale, she has made presentations at international animal welfare educational conferences and served on local and regional animal welfare boards.

Media Contact: Pepper Van Tassell: 240-751-0232; pvantassell@humanesociety.org

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