Charleston Animal Society CEO to step down

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Animal Society CEO has announced its CEO will step down in late 2018 or early 2019 pending a search for the next chief.

The organization launched "No Kill Charleston" under Joe Elmore, who will work with the Board of Directors to find a new CEO. He committed three years to the society but led the organization for more than six.

"My goal was to lead the organization out of crisis and bring the Board's dream of the first No Kill Community in the Southeast to realization," Elmore said. "Charleston County has been a No Kill Community for five full years now. Our fire is out; It's time to fight fires elsewhere."

"No Kill South Carolina" was also launched to help South Carolina save more animals. The society's next 5-year plan begins in 2019.

"One of our proudest achievements is being South Carolina's most honored charity for over 5 years and we expect this year will be the sixth," Charleston Animal Society Board of Directors Hank Greer said. "The incredible lifesaving team that Joe has organized and developed is second to none in the nation and will continue setting the pace as the Southeast's flagship for animal rescue."

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