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C.J. Bentley

C.J. Bentley has been the senior director of operations for the Michigan Humane Society for about four years. Prior to that she was MHS’ behavior department manager. Between her volunteer time and time on staff, she has been with MHS for more than 17 years.

Content by C.J. Bentley

  • Magazine Article

    Paying it forward in Michigan

    Illustration by bussolati

    Visiting days with other organizations make for chances to learn and network

    After nearly two years of research and lots of advice and input from other organizations, the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) decided to dramatically change its intake procedures. For many years, our open-admission policy was defined as taking in every animal brought to our doors at any time. It was not uncommon to receive more than 80 animals in one day at just one of MHS’s three animal care facilities. The stress on our team and the incoming animals was dramatic. We felt there had to be a better way to serve the animals in our communities.

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