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Black Dog Animal Rescue Founder Britney Tennant Appointed new CEO of Cheyenne Animal Shelter

Britney Tennant, the founder of Black Dog Animal Rescue, will be assuming the role of the CEO...
Britney Tennant, the founder of Black Dog Animal Rescue, will be assuming the role of the CEO of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter Oct. 18.(Rachel Saurer)
Published: Sep. 21, 2021 at 4:49 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Britney Tennant, founder and executive director of the Black Dog Animal Rescue, has been appointed the Cheyenne Animal Shelter’s new CEO. Tennant will be replacing Sue Castaneda and will officially take over the role October 18.

Tennant said that the decision has been an evolution of ongoing conversations and collaborations between the two organizations. However, she noted it’s bittersweet to leave the organization she founded in pursuit of another opportunity.

“Mostly, I’m feeling a tremendous sense of gratitude,” Tennant said. “I’m happy to have the opportunity to sort of expand my skill set and take the passion that I have for this work to a different level, but I’m also very, very grateful to know that I’m leaving this organization behind in good hands.”

Tennant assumes her new role in the midst of the city taking over animal control duties and she said she feels the animal shelter and the city worked hard to reach an agreement that benefits both the animal and the city.

“I have a lot of confidence in where things have ended up now,” Tennant said. “And I’m just looking forward to further opportunities to work with the city to serve the shelter.”

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