Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle has resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment.
Several employees and donors had voiced their displeasure and distanced themselves for Pacelle. However, the board had voted to end an investigation into him, as they remained on his side. Pacelle decided to resign anyways, citing the need for unity for their organization’s mission.
“I am resigning, effective immediately, to allow that process to move forward expeditiously and to put aside any distractions, in the best interests of all parties,” he said.