This is absurd.
The Toronto Star has an article that donors' money will be used to pay the defense costs for Tim Trow and company.
I have no problem with the employees being paid; they are employees and entitled to their paycheques regardless of the legal issues right now.
Did the Toronto Humane Society not purchase directors' and officers' liability insurance, to cover costs in the event of a legal issue? Bob Hambley, the Secretary-Treasurer of THS and therefore responsible for corporate governance, should have known of D&O insurance and had it in place. There's also executive liability insurance, which would have covered the non-directorial personnel charged.
What happened to Ian McConachie, the THS communications person? Why is Hambley suddenly the source of quotes?