Niagara SPCA Lays out Plan to Elect New Board

February 20, 2012 Updated Feb 20, 2012 at 7:18 PM EDT

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February 20, 2012 Updated Feb 20, 2012 at 7:18 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The Niagara SPCA has laid out a plan with the approval of the Attorney Generals Office for electing a new board of directors and appointing a permanent Executive Director of the facility.

The first step in that plan is to appoint a nominating committee whose job it will be to review and select candidates for the new board of directors.

That committee will be made up of five non-board members who are considered to be persons of high standing in the community, along with two current SPCA board members, says attorney Paul Cambria who is working with the embattled shelter.

Once that committee is in place they will finalize a list of about 17 candidates who will be voted on at the annual membership meeting in May.

"They're going to be replacing the whole board...so unless any of them [current board members] are nominated and elected, then they wouldn't be part of the new board," explains Cambria.

The shelter has also partnered with Eyewitness News to showcase some of the pets available for adoption.

For more information available pets and pictures you can visit the SPCA of Niagara website here.