Public complaints of animal neglect got too little result
I am responding to Feb. 5 article, SPCA Investigating after Dead Dog Found Outside. Something is very wrong with an organization such as the Sydney SPCA, which purports to stand for “the prevention of cruelty to animals,” when the concerns of frustrated citizens are ignored, not followed up, or responded to with: “ There is nothing we can do!”
How many of us can attest to experiencing this non-action by the SPCA after phoning in our concerns? I am guessing too many, myself included on many occasions.
How many times have we heard something like this: “ There is a dog house, the animal has shelter; therefore there is nothing we can do”?
If an animal is freezing to death, despite the presence of a dog house, it is too cold for the animal to be outside: period! How hard is it to notice that an animal is starving to death? Or does the SPCA bother to get close enough to notice?
I think it is time that the SPCA was investigated. Hire people who are genuinely concerned for the well-being of animals and who are actual animal lovers.
There also needs to be very specific laws in place to protect animals.
When is enough going to be enough? Margaret Ann MacKinnon South Bar