Verde Valley Humane Society Announces Interim Executive Director

The Verde Valley Humane Society (VVHS) announces that with the departure of Verde Valley Humane Society Executive Director Tacy Pastor, the Board of Directors has asked Rebecca Poling to take over as Interim Executive Director. Rebecca lives in the Verde Valley, has a wide background in animal welfare, and has been a consultant for the Board since 2018.

Rebecca Poling

Board President Alice Klies says, “We are pleased to welcome Rebecca to the VVHS as our Interim Executive Director while they begin the search for a permanent Director.”

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join an organization doing such amazing work on behalf of the animals in our community,” said Rebecca, “and am looking forward to helping during this transition.”

The Verde Valley Humane Society is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide a healthy, caring environment for our shelter animals until they are adopted or returned to their owners. We are dedicated to the animals and people of our community. Their animal shelter is at 1520 W. Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood, Arizona. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities or to donate call 928-634-7387 or visit

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