Reports claim that 99 animals have been killed. Even Conservative Frank Klees uses this number, while Kate MacDonald, executive director of OSPCA says only 50 animals have been euthanized. OSPCA Chairman Rob Godfrey appeared on a news show, with his own dog on a leash at his side, and called the announcement the society was euthanizing 350 animals a “communications mishap on our part.” I think it is safe to say everyone can agree to that, with the OSPCA’s story changing from day to day. According to the Toronto Sun, “Since Monday night, the OSPCA has moved from saying all 350 pets inside the shelter would be euthanized to saying at least 20 animals would be saved, to telling CP24 Thursday morning that at least 100 animals could be fostered out.”
Nonetheless, the OSPCA says the killing has stopped, and the public will be watching closely to make sure this remains the case. Reports say that 96 animals have been placed into foster homes, 15 animals were stolen from the shelter (most likely by staff and volunteers who feared for the animals’ safety), and the remaining 140 will be treated at the facility.
About 40 protestors continued to demonstrate today [Thursday] outside the OSPCA’s
“The trust has been broken and the relationship has been broken,” said Elizabeth Staunton, who said she felt “sick” knowing while she protested outside the shelter on Wednesday, dozens of animals were being killed just meters away from her. “They continued with this when they knew how we felt.”
Klees told the
Only time will tell…