Animal protection appears to have failed
I was sick at heart when I saw the picture in the Cape Breton Post showing the poor dog that had died outside in the cold, apparently of neglect ( SPCA Investigating after Dead Dog Found Outside, Feb. 5).
And then, after reading about the efforts a neighbour had made to help the animal, I felt nothing but anger that the dog still had to die because an agency that is supposed to protect animals from abuse apparently didn’t do its job.
The SPCA said it depends on the public to report possible animal abuse. So why didn’t it remove the animal from the situation when it received reports about this dog?
The SPCA says it did investigate in December and there were no concerns. I think it should have been a big concern in December 2009 to find the animal still there since the SPCA had investigated in 2007 and the owner had promised to remove the dog.
Two years later the dog was still apparently receiving such bad treatment that reports were being made. How can the SPCA think it did the right thing?
How can that organization call itself the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals? As far as I can see from this story, it did nothing to prevent the death of a helpless animal, man’s best friend (and look at how “man” treated it). Rose Courage Sydney