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Cumberland animal services director resigns to 'pursue my passion'

Posted June 11, 2010 10:32 a.m. EDT

— Cumberland County Animal Services Director Scottie Harris announced Friday that he is resigning from his position effective July 31 to "pursue my passion."

“The decision to resign is being made after serious consideration,” he said in a statement. “I have decided to pursue my passion and seek employment in the field of fire and emergency services.”

Harris will be on leave until July 31, using up his exempt and vacation time earned.

“I am, however, available for any questions or assistance that may arise prior to then,” he told county management.

Dr. John Lauby, the county’s contract veterinarian, has been appointed to serve for an unspecified term as Animal Services director beginning June 14. He has been the county’s contract veterinarian for more than 15 years.