The City of Elk Grove has named Sarah Humlie as the Animal Services Manager. Humlie will head up the City’s new Animal Shelter when it open in the summer of 2019. Construction started earlier this spring.
Sarah Humlie joins the City of Elk Grove with six years of experience leading animal shelters and nearly a decade of experience in non-profit leadership. She was previously the Executive Director of the Pensacola Humane Society (Pensacola, FL) where she expanded the shelter to include a low-cost, high volume high quality spay and neuter clinic. In 2017, Humlie was selected as one of four Maddie’s Fund Executive Leadership Fellows and served one year in a leadership role at the Charleston Animal Society (Charleston, SC), which is the first No-Kill Community in the Southeast United States. She is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) and has experience in emergency animal sheltering after disasters, having assisted with evacuations and temporary sheltering during Hurricane Irma, Maria and Harvey.
Humlie takes a progressive approach to animal sheltering, believing that the City’s animal shelter should be a resource for the community that provides assistance to pet owners as well as the stray and homeless animals in city. She is excited to join Elk Grove in creating a shelter that saves all healthy and treatable animals in its care, prevents animal suffering, involves the community through fostering and adopting, and provides low-cost spay and neuter services for the prevention of unwanted litters.