TORONTO, June 3 /CNW/ - In a surprise inspection yesterday, the Ontario
SPCA, along with its veterinarian, examined each of the 1,100 animals at the
Toronto Humane Society's 11 River St. shelter and found not a single animal
suffering and needing to be euthanized. This inspection proved the allegations
made in the Globe & Mail to be false and without merit. After an exhaustive 5
hour search the Ontario SPCA found the clinic and shelter to be spotlessly
clean and orderly.
"As we have repeatedly stated, the Globe & Mail articles do not
accurately portray the Toronto Humane Society and the diligent care animals
receive when they are in our clinic shelter," said Ian McConachie, Senior
Communicator at the Toronto Humane Society.
The Ontario SPCA veterinarian recommended different treatment plans for a
total of 4 animals. It was agreed that 2 cats in the hospital be given a
dental consult and 2 other cats receive additional fluids.
"We expected our 'Whatever it Takes' animal care policies to be
vindicated," said Tim Trow, The Toronto Humane Society President. "But now we
must show leadership in ending the old fashioned impound and kill policies in
Toronto where every second animal is killed in the municipal pounds."
The Toronto Humane Society hopes that the Ontario SPCA will conclude the
investigation in short order and will restore the cruelty investigative powers
of The Toronto Humane Society very soon. Animals are being neglected and
abused and the powers of The Toronto Humane Society to respond have been
legally removed. "The real tragedy of these false accusations in the Globe &
Mail are that it has led to animals suffering," said Ian McConachie.
For further information:
For further information: Ian McConachie, Senior Communicator, Toronto
Humane Society, (416) 392-2273 ext. 2149, (416) 984-3097