Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Pam Keddy Resigns from the NS SPCA

The first email I got about it today was at 7:59 this morning, and it didn't stop all day. The President of the NS SPCA had finally resigned. And she's certainly done it on her own terms - saying that it's everyone else's fault - the NS SPCA is ab out politics and not animals anymore, she did it because she's lost the support of the Board and she's had to live with malicious lies and rumours.

It's hard to believe what are lies and what are truths though when the protagonist of the story will never say anything about what is and has been going on - who can tell what is truth from fiction? It's impossible to know when that's the situation - at some point the subject of the circus has to come forward and say what is what - and that has never happened - hence the situation we have that we have come to today.

I think I have about 4 or 5 words in the CTV news piece below - and it's very true - the NS SPCA IS going to have a very hard row to hoe in the coming months - I don't envy anyone who is going to take on the job of President immediately after Ms. Keddy. The expectations are going to be impossible to fulfill. And they'll probably get very little Board support if the same members are there as when Pam Keddy was the President.

And if the same staff stay at the Dartmouth shelter - it's going to be verily impossible - unless the next President has the people skills of Jesus Christ himself. I wish them all the luck in the world.


  1. Anonymous7:22 PM

    I agree Joan...hence the "shit storm" going on right now! I'd rather see someone try to "fill" the boots rather than "fill the pockets!"

  2. Anonymous8:21 PM

    It doesn't surprise me to see Pam Keddy play the victim...that is all she has done all along. And that statement above is the icing on the cake and further proves that Ms. Keddy has learned less than nothing from this experience. I can't believe she is still crying victim after all the erroneous things she has done. Well I for one am thrilled to see her resign.

  3. well well well! That's about all I can say about that.

    I sure hope the right person comes along who can restore peace to the SPCANS, and gain the trust of the public once again.

  4. Anonymous11:40 PM

    This is great news! Now there is opportunity for change that hasn't been there in awhile.

    Joan, I, too, agree with your post.

    The good thing is that I do think there are people out there willing to take on the task and to work with people already there.

    It never was going to be easy no matter when the change took place. There has been a lot of consternation and let's face it..lies and deciet.

    It's going to take time to earn trust and confidence both from the public and shelter staff etc.

    Yet, time and patience can build the type of SPCA that everyone can be proud of.

    Sunshine is the best disinfectant.

  5. Whatever you think, whatever you know, whatever you think you know, whether you see a victory or a defeat.... now is the time to focus on the future and care for the animals. People can take care of themselves.

    Just my thoughts