Humane Society Director Named to Mayor’s Commissio


Jen Swanson, executive director of the Baltimore Humane Society, has been appointed to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission. The Commission’s goal is to eliminate animal abuse and neglect and make Baltimore a city where residents and animals are treated with dignity and respect.

Swanson became executive director of Baltimore Humane Society, a private, nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter based in Reisterstown in July 2011. She has lived in Baltimore City for a majority of her life.

Swanson began attending the Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission meetings in July 2014. Through her efforts and those of the other members of the standing commission, the hope is that the number of animal cruelty cases will decline.

“I am so honored to officially be a part of the mayor’s Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission,” said Swanson. “I am excited for the future of this commission and animal welfare in Baltimore as we move forward.”

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