NORTHBROOK – Matt Gannon was appointed as the new executive director of Heartland Animal Shelter in Northbrook on Aug. 25. He may be new to Heartland, but he has years of experience in the animal world. Gannon previously worked as the Hospital Manager at Wright Animal Hospital in Des Plaines for three years and as the Shelter Manager for Red Door Animal Shelter in Chicago for 10 years.
Gannon says, “I’m looking forward to working for such a fantastic shelter. The heavy volunteer presence and commitment to helping out is what makes Heartland a special place to be. All of the love put into caring for and finding homes for the cats and dogs really shows.”
Gannon, along with the staff and volunteers at Heartland, have been busy planning their annual Golden Paw Gala, which will be on November 5, 2016 at Pinstripes in Northbrook.
Submitted by Heartland Animal Shelter, a no-kill humane 501 (c ) 3 organization dedicated to finding homeless pets forever homes while educating the public on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets in order to help with the pet overpopulation problem. Their mission is to find permanent, loving homes for homeless animals and promote responsible pet ownership through education, community outreach and collaboration while maintaining respect and compassion for all creatures.