We share your concerns and have expressed them directly to the Ontario SPCA and the Government of Ontario which have made an independent decision acting under their own legal authority. The Humane Society of Canada has no legal authority over their judgements or decisions.
The power to appoint or revoke the appointment of officers is granted by the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Monte Kwinter. The OSPCA administers the law on behalf of the government. In our opinion, for saving the life of this wonderful dog, “Cyrus”, Inspector Smith deserves a medal, not a suspension or condemnation. A copy of our letter to the OSPCA can be found here ; as well, a copy of our letter to the Hon. Monte Kwinter can be found here .
We are asking you to write directly to the CEO of the Ontario SPCA and the Minister of Community Safety & Correctional Services to add your voice to our own:
Hon. Monte Kwinter
F) 416 325-6067
On behalf of the animals, thank you for caring,
Chairman & CEO
The Humane Society of Canada
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