Humane Society Careers: So Much More Than Just Dogs and Cats! - View the video

Gayle Viney

Gayle Viney
Public Relations Coordinator
Dane County Humane Society

5132 Voges Road
Madison, WI 53718

Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications

Gayle Viney has been the Public Relations Coordinator for Dane County Humane Society for the past 8 years. She can be seen and heard regularly on WISC-TV (CBS), NBC 15 (NBC), WKOW 27 (ABC), and WOLX 94.9 FM highlighting animals available for adoption. In addition to her “Pet of the Week” segments, she manages all media relations and social media outlets for the humane society and speaks at many businesses and local organizations promoting the lifesaving work happening at DCHS. She is a 2004 graduate of University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in Communication.

Love animals, but not sure which career path is right for you? Gayle Viney always knew she’d like to work with animals, but until working for a humane society, she had no idea the many career routes that were possible in this non-profit field. She will explain how she uses her communication degree daily and also the many other career opportunities at a humane society. From animal care staff, to adoption counselors, to medical staff and volunteer coordinators - there is so much more that happens at Humane Societies than just adopting out dogs and cats. (Running Time 22:13)