MEET SHELTER MANAGER AUDRA KRUSZ
The Humane Society of Logan County is very excited to have Audra Krusz on board as the Shelter Manager! She is a delight to work with and we feel our adoptable animals are in good care. We asked Audra a few questions to get to know her better. Take a moment to meet Audra and welcome her aboard!
Q: Audra, where were you born and where did you go to college?
A: I was born and raised in Lincoln. My first two years of college I was a dual student at Parkland Community College and the University of Illinois. Then I transferred to the University of Wisconsin Platteville where I graduated with a double major in Animal Science, with a Science emphasis, and Biology, with a Zoology emphasis.
Q: When did you realize you had a passion for animals?
A: I have always had a passion for animals. In kindergarten when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up I had said a veterinarian. Although I realized quickly, my first semester of college, that I didn’t want to be a vet I knew I still wanted to work with animals. My passion for shelter work started when I first began volunteering at shelters, first here at the Humane Society of Logan County and also in Champaign while attending Parkland and the U of I. Finally, when I began at the Dubuque Regional Humane Society I knew sheltering was something I could see myself doing long term. I worked at the DRHS for three years, one year full time as the animal care supervisor. At the end of May, 2016, I made the move back home to Lincoln.
Q: What does Lincoln and Logan County mean to you?
A: Lincoln and Logan county have always been home to me and I love the small town atmosphere. The sense of community in the area is refreshing and something I’ve always been proud of and missed while away. When the position opened up in Lincoln I was beyond excited and the feeling stays as I now am in my third week.
Q: What are your goals for the shelter as the Shelter Manager?
A: I have a lot of ideas and hopes for the shelter. Working at a shelter previously has definitely helped and allowed me to gain other experiences and gather information. The first goal is to get even more community involvement. We rely greatly on volunteers whether it be in the shelter or fundraising and always looking for more people to play a part, big or small, in our organization.
Gladly sharing the camera time with Audra is Magic and SweetPea. Both are available for adoption! Please call Audra at 217.737.4042 or visit our website at www.hslclincoln.org.
Thanks to Nikki Chapman for the great picture and interview.