Coronavirus Florida: Furry Friends chairman Herb Baum dies

Coronavirus Palm Beach County updates: Herb Baum, the Jupiter resident who helped led Furry Friends, the no-kill shelter, has died of COVID-19.

JUPITER — Herb Baum, the retired business executive who helped usher in a new era at Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch, has died of the coronavirus.

The Jupiter-based no-kill shelter announced Baum’s death in a news release Monday evening. He died Monday morning in Jupiter after contracting COVID-19. Baum was 83 years old.

Described in the release as “a tireless supporter of animal welfare,” Baum served as chairman of the board of directors for Furry Friends, also known as The Humane Society of Greater Jupiter/Tequesta and founded in 1985.

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Godspeed Herb.  We will miss you and your kind heart always.