Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Furor at Toronto Humane Society

If you live in Toronto and haven't been sequestered, you've probably heard about the furor at and about Toronto Humane Society. The Globe and Mail has a series of articles that started May 30th about conditions at THS - May 30, June 1 and June 2.

One Bark At A Time has done a series of posts about this, and the last post is probably the best. The THS operates solely from donations, people are cancelling their donations. Who is going to suffer? The animals.

I strongly recommend that anyone concerned about THS and its future - it is about 100 years old - apply for membership. It's 30 bux, very little to give to ensure the welfare of the animals and have a voice in the Society's operations.

I hope the Board will quickly process and approve the membership applications. It is past time for serious changes at THS. Cool heads and logic must reign. People must be willing to step up to the plate to serve on the Board and identify a suitable manager for the shelter with the necessary people and financial skills and a passion for restoring the Toronto Humane Society to its former position as a premier animal welfare agency.