Saturday, June 6, 2009

Just can't help himself

On the front page of theToronto Humane Society website, they've recently put this up under a "Breaking News!" heading:


On June 2nd, 2009 the Ontario SPCA inspected The Toronto Humane Society's shelter and hospital.

Here's how the Globe and Mail reported:

"The shelter sparkled like the twinkle in Mr. Cleans' eye."
-The Globe and Mail, June 6, 2009

Congratulations! We do wonderful work together.

There's no link to the actual story and it's no wonder because what the Globe and Mail article by Kate Hammer actually says is this:

When agents from the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals arrived at the Toronto Humane Society’s River Street facility on Tuesday, the shelter sparkled like the twinkle in Mr. Clean’s eye.

But it will take more than a fresh lemon scent to remove what stains the THS.

And from there the article goes on to list several faults with the THS under Tim Trow's leadership.

So, in an attempt to polish a turd, a quote is taken out of context from the original source and made to imply the exact opposite of what the article was actually about. I'm guessing this front page of the THS website had the blessing of Mr. Trow.

Does anyone still believe anything Timmy says?


Katzen said...

Tim Trow must be nuts. He is digging his own grave with these sort of stuff. And his disrespect for the public is appalling. It is evident he thinks the public comprises of idiots who will swallow anything he choses to serve them.
Tim Trow LET GO!

Anonymous said...

Not only the blessing. Sometimes I feel sorry for the poor webmaster.

The Globe article had some interesting insights by Liz White of Animal Alliance:

"Mending bridges with other animal lovers and rescue groups should be a priority, said Liz White, director of Animal Alliance, a Toronto-based animal advocacy group.

“First of all, there needs to be co-operation between the OSPCA, the Toronto Humane Society and Toronto Animal Services,” she said.

Ms. White suggested a lack of co-operation has created inefficiencies among the city’s shelters. She put forth a working model in which TAS would be the front-line shelter taking in lost or abandoned animals, and the THS would acted as a “second-chance program” for animals that are more difficult to match with an adoptive family.

This division of labour has been successful in other Canadian cities, such as Calgary."

I also wasn't aware that Trow wasn't a big S&N proponent. They used to offer a low-cost service. Would like to see a downtown SpayCentral operation.

Anonymous said...

Oops, Fred! I posted about Liz before scrolling down your blog. Great minds think alike, is all I can say!