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JOINS HUMANE SOCIETY: Jill Walters has been named as the new volunteer coordinator for the Jefferson County Humane Society.

Walters began her career at the human society through the volunteer program after a devastating loss as her way to cope.

“I really needed a bigger purpose in my life and I wanted — and still want — to make a difference in the lives of those in need,”she said while explaining why she took the volunteer course that changed her life.

Walters became one of the most dependable volunteers and was named to the administrative-receptionist position, officials with the shelter explained.

“One of the employees talked me into taking the position and I am so happy that I did,” she said.

Shelters officials said she always has had a great love for animals and has always owned at least one pet. Now, she will play a vital role in saving the many lives of those without a voice every day, they added.

PROMOTED: Brian Young has been promoted to chief of the Jefferson County Humane Society’s Humane operations department.

This retired law enforcement officer and Steubenville animal control officer has been involved with animal rescue for most of his life. He, and his family, are dedicated animal activists that began volunteering at the humane society more than seven years ago when his daughter wouldn’t leave the shelter until every dog had been walked.

He has six rescued dogs with two of them coming from cases he worked on.

“It isn’t just a job, it is my family’s whole life,” Young said.

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