I went to the annual General Meeting of the Nova Scotia SPCA today because I'm a voting member of the Society and I was interested to see what happens at the meeting. I'm very happy to see who is the incoming president - Lisa Murphy - who has a huge job in front of her, and I don't envy her at all.
Speaking very politically - and a lot of you guys won't have any interest in this and you can just skip this part - but she said that something that has to be looked at is separating the relationship between the Provincial Office and the Dartmouth shelter - within the next year - and that will be a very interesting thing if that actually happens.
And if that does happen that might put even more pressure on a position like hers because then outsiders like me could hassle her even more if we believe that things are happening at the Dartmouth shelter that shouldn't be. BECAUSE the Provincial office has taken their hands out of the day to day operation they'd have more ability to step in and censure shelters that aren't "up to code", so to speak. Shelters that aren't "sheltering", but are in fact "controlling".
So it should be an interesting next 3 years, that's for sure!
Our new President Lisa