Monday, November 30, 2009

No Affiliation: OHS Statement on Toronto Humane Society

Like most Canadians, all of us at the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) were horrified by news stories about the conditions at the Toronto Humane Society. We wish to assure our community that the Ottawa Humane Society is not affiliated with the Toronto Humane Society in any way.

The OHS is an independent not-for-profit and a registered charity, serving Ottawa’s animals. The OHS is governed by our own bylaws and a local board of directors. General information about our operating policies can be found on our website at http://www.ottawahumane.ca/faqs/faqs.cfm#22bb. Our bylaws, financial statements and position statements regarding animal care and welfare can also be found on our website at http://www.ottawahumane.ca/about/about.cfm.

We are all grateful that our provincial partner, the Ontario SPCA has intervened in this situation. The OHS has advised the OSPCA that we will help however we can.

Like everyone, we hope that, for the sake of Toronto’s animals the Toronto Humane Society will soon assume its responsibilities in a humane and professional manner.

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