ST. CLOUD - Tri-County Humane Society Executive Director Vicki Davis has been appointed to serve on the board of the National Federation of Humane Societies.

Davis hopes to offer the board a representation of smaller shelters, those who don't have the resources to be "state of the art", but want to offer state of the art care and services for animals.

The National Federation of Humane Societies is dedicated to representing and advocating for the interests of local animal welfare organizations, animal shelters, rescue groups and animal care agencies.

The group typically meets six times a year. Five board members are elected each year to serve on a full board of 16 members.

Davis is active in several regional and national groups and is also a founding member of MnPAW.