These three (SPCA) constables investigate more than 1,500 complaints each year and the numbers keep rising.
The Nova Scotia SPCA is a charitable organization that relies on volunteers and donations to carry out its mandate.
The SPCA has three dedicated provincial special constables who conduct cruelty investigations for the entire province. These three constables investigate more than 1,500 complaints each year and the numbers keep rising.
The SPCA also has a dedicated volunteer base that assists with cruelty complaints.
The society takes in nearly 6,000 animals every year through its network of branches.
The society’s ability to be proactive is limited and we rely on the community to alert us to concerns regarding the welfare of animals.
The SPCA is not a government agency. It receives ongoing funding of $3,000 from the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture to support cruelty investigations. The budget for cruelty investigations is $561,000. Without donor support, the life-saving work of the society would not be possible.
Many untrue allegations have been levied about the case of the dog recently found dead in Cape Breton. The SPCA will keep the media and public informed as information becomes available. The investigation is ongoing. Kristin Williams executive director, Nova Scotia SPCA