Cedar Valley Humane Society Director Leaves Post
By Sam Lane, Reporter
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Bob Citrullo has left his post as executive director of the Cedar Valley Humane Society, according to an official with the animal shelter.
Citrullo, who served as the society's executive director for just under a year, finished his term in the last week of July and left on "family business," Communications Director Jan Clarke said.
Citrullo's departure is only the latest in the humane society's recent troubles with leadership.
In September 2009, the society's board fired its two co-directors and multiple staffers without any public explanation. About a month later, they hired Zach Melton as the sole executive director. Melton came to Cedar Rapids after managing a 24-hour animal hospital in Denver, but left for a job in Huntsville, Ala. fewer than two years later.
Before being hired as the executive director of the Cedar Valley Humane Society roughly five months after Melton left, Citrullo was the executive director of a cat shelter in Baton Rouge. After retiring from the Army, he held leadership positions at the Humane Society of South Mississippi, the Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix, Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter in Clayton, Ga., among others.
Cedar Valley Humane Society Board of Directors President Kirsten Eddins did not return a call seeking comment Tuesday.
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