By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The man in charge of the Humane Animal Rescue is leaving Pittsburgh.

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Chief Executive Dan Rossi is planning to take another job, leading the Palm Springs Animal Shelter in California.

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Rossi has been the CEO of Humane Animal Rescue for 12 years.

He led the merger of Animal Rescue League and the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society as well as a $15 million campaign to build a new facility in the East End.

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Gerry Delon, the board president, will serve as the interim executive director as the board searches for a new CEO.