On Monday Nov. 12, Kate McDonald made a presentation to St Catharines City Council. As previously reported it was pretty hohum at best. She did make a statement that has been ringing in my ears since hearing, ”We are an “OPEN ADMISSION FOR LIFE SHELTER”
During the question period at the conclusion of the presentation, Councilor Kushner stood and stated “We are an OPEN ADMISSION SHELTER”
Here’s the thing, up until last week, Lincoln County Humane Society boasted on the front page of its website and all other materials accessible to the public on-line that it WAS an OPEN ADMISSION SHELTER. AND, there was no fee for surrendering animals to the shelter.
“The humane society is an open- admission shelter that accepts all strays and surrendered animals.”
The Lincoln County Humane Society is a charitable not-for-profit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of all animals; to alleviate their suffering and neglect, support the human-animal bond and foster an environment in which people respect all living creatures. We will provide safe refuge and compassionate care for animals.
There is now a $50. Surrender fee
As of this morning I have sent FOUR emails to Kevin Strooband, Ann Davidson, Joe Kushner, Mary Lou Davidson, Tom Manney, Grace Pang, Ed Klassen, Maria Sgambati, Christine Probst inquiring why the change in policy, and how did it come about.
According to OSPCA CEO Kate MacDonald and Councilor Joe Kushner , LCHS is an OPEN ADMISSION FOR LIFE SHELTER.
Anybody know the truth?