Thursday, January 2, 2014
"All we know is there was an animal dead inside a kennel"
Her body had already gone into rigor mortis. The SPCA had to get inside the kennel with an ice pick to remove her body from the kennel it was frozen so hard inside.
That's how long she'd laid there unattended and alone with no notice from her owners.
Those are the "facts".
To say that that dog did not die in a state of distress and neglect - however she died - is such utter bullshit - in today's world - would just blow anybody's mind - no matter who you are.
And yet the Nova Scotia SPCA is saying just that.
They are quoted - and on videotape on CTV news as saying "Based on the evidence that is factual, we will be going forward and our first priority would be to talk to the people that were responsible for the care of this animal and from that point, depending on what they say and the evidence we have, we may or may not proceed with charges,”
They also say in a Chronicle Herald article published today -
“We are very sad,” he said, (David Ross, chief inspector with the SPCA) adding that unfortunately these calls come in often from around the province."
He goes on to say - "Unfortunately, we deal with a lot of this. Every day we're out, we’re dealing with these."
What does he mean when he says these things?
That' he's dealing with dead dogs everyday? That everyday, they deal with a lot of "this" - what is "this?" Dead dogs?
If that's the case - we have a problem here.
I went on Global TV news tonight and I said something that I think a lot of people are thinking - I said that I think that the NS SPCA should have their powers to enforce the Animal Cruelty Act in Nova Scotia be revoked IMMEDIATELY - taken away - and given to some other organization - obviously they do not care about animals in distress whatsoever - they are willing to walk away from dogs in distress - they are willing to let dogs die on a daily basis - based on what we have learned today.
THIS CAN NOT CONTINUE!
The dogs of Nova Scotia deserve better!
This is a call to arms - the Nova Scotia SPCA cannot be allowed to continue to sit in their their office and let dogs die!
Dogs are dying while the Nova Scotia SPCA says things like “We know what we’re doing. We know how to handle the case. We know how to hold people accountable.”
May I say again what I said at the beginning of this blog post? That is utter bullshit. Please excuse my french - but strong words are needed here - someone must be held accountable - and right now - it's the Nova Scotia SPCA.
We don't know where this poor girl is tonight - but this was her doghouse - her owners refused all forms of intervention - and then they moved - and we can't find them now - the SPCA didn't think there was anything wrong with their setup so nothing was done by them to intervene - and now she is lost to us. I hope she is safe and inside tonight.