City shelters animals better than people
Re OCAP Descends On City Hall ( Again) ( NOW, February 18). As the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee’s cofounder, it’s nice to be missed. Thank you. I miss it, too, and weirdly, regularly visit our archives at the city of Toronto to glean new ideas around issues that have only worsened.
You’re right, we worked with OCAP a lot over those years and still do around issues of homelessness. The response from City Hall is not only piti ful but dangerous, in that it leaves people in dire circumstances and at risk of death and injury.
To date no member of the media, no politician and likely no city bureaucrat has gone in the middle of the night to see for themselves the conditions at the warming centres and Out of the Cold programs.
As I’ve said before, if the Humane Society or city animal shelters held animals in these conditions, people in Toronto would not tolerate it.
Cathy Crowe Street nurse and visiting practitioner at Ryerson,