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OSPCA wants new relationship with province

In early March 2019, the Ontario SPCA informed government it will no longer enforce animal welfare legislation
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OSPCA agents. File photo. Matt Vis, tbnewswatch.com)

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society wants a new operational model where it supplies animal-related expertise to the Ontario government as a support service to enforcement agencies. 

In early March 2019, the Ontario SPCA informed government it will no longer enforce animal welfare legislation once the present contract expires this Sunday. The SPCA offered a three-month transition phase of the current working arrangement to June 2019. Today, the Government of Ontario confirmed that it accepts the offer and will continue current service until June 28.

“As the transition period concludes, we look forward to our continued focus on the many programs we provide on behalf of animal well-being, including spay/neuter services, animal wellness clinics and our provincial animal transfer program,” says Kate MacDonald, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario SPCA.

The Ontario SPCA will also draft its recommendations for a new Ontario Animal Protection Act. 

These recommendations will assist the government in proclaiming legislation that will provide the maximum protection of animals says a news release.

 




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