Animal Charity awaiting answer from new humane agent candidate

Boardman

Animal Charity will soon have a new humane agent.

The agency’s board voted Thursday in closed session to hire someone new to fill the vacant humane agent position, said Gary Pilcher, board chairman.

Pilcher said the board called and left a message for its number one candidate Thursday night and hope to hear back today on whether he will accept the position.

“We’re going to make a very serious offer, one that we hope he will accept,” he said.

Joe Borosky and Nikole Baringer formerly held the positions of humane agent and chief executive officer, respectively, but lost their jobs Monday after the board decided it would no longer provide that service because of financial problems. Two part-time animal care-takers also were let go.

A temporary financial resolution seemed to come Wednesday, however, after local philanthropists Anthony and Mary Lariccia of Boardman announced they would contribute $50,000 annually until the agency regains its financial footing.

For the full story, read Friday's Vindicator or Vindy.com.

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