Lubi Retiring as Executive Director Of Humane Society

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

After 14 years of dedicated and committed service to the Chautauqua County Humane Society and growing the organization more than tenfold, Jeffrey Lubi has announced his retirement as executive director of the Chautauqua County Humane Society effective Jan. 1.

“I had mixed emotions when Jeff told me he planned to retire,” said Maggie Irwin, Humane Society board president. “I am sad for our organization that Jeff is retiring. He has had such a large, important impact on CCHS. But I am very happy for him.”

Since Lubi’s hiring in 2003 and under his leadership, the Humane Society has developed the “No Need to Kill” directive and grew CCHS from a 53 percent save rate, to a 97 percent save rate.

During Lubi’s tenure, the society developed a low income spay neuter clinic available to the community which to date has provided this service to over 13,000 pets. With his direction and forward thinking, the shelter has not only become a leader in the community but a leader in the animal welfare industry.

“It is with a combination of excitement, anticipation, and some angst that I announce my retirement,” Lubi said. “Over the years, I have had the distinct honor to be part of a team comprised of incredibly talented and committed staff and passionate volunteers. I leave very proud of the many accomplishments we all achieved together on behalf of all the animals we care so deeply about.”

The Chautauqua County Humane Society is a non-profit organization that provides temporary shelter and rehabilitation for homeless animals for the purpose of finding permanent new homes. CCHS supports healthy pet initiatives through community involvement, humane education and animal care for people in need.