A decision was handed down today by the Animal Care Review Board which ruled that only one of the four animal taken by the OSPCA on June 2nd were in distress.
Panel casts doubt on some cruelty charges against THS staff
The board found that the three of the animals, including two elderly cats with dental problems and a feral cat with mouth ulcerations and bloody diarrhea, were not in distress because they were under the care of head veterinarian Steve Sheridan. Is that the same Steve Sheridan who has also been charged with animal cruelty?
Isn't that kind of like saying the sheep are safe because they are being looked after by a wolf?
Of course the ACRB being an "animal care" review board wouldn't think like that now would they?
Or would they?
This is from THS own website, Shocker—Animal Care Review Board to The Toronto Humane Society: “Give back two puppies to the man who hit one till she cried”. I've copied the page here in case a certain someone tries to remove the page from the THS site:
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In case the above image is hard to read, here's an excerpt: In its decision of October 19, 2006, the Animal Care Review Board (a McGuinty agency that oversees humane societies) failed to protect two Dalmatian puppies from being hurt again, despite a witness the Board found to be “honest” who gave sworn testimony that the dog’s guardian “threw it (the female puppy) roughly to the boardwalk and hit it (her) repeatedly”.
It seems that one moment, the THS is trying to create some public outcry against the ACRB, and now, that the roles have changed, the THS is lauding them.
What's the definition of a hypocrite?
So the same board that returned a pup to a heavy fisted owner has given the green light to the way the THS vet, Sheridan, handled the animals under his care. Wow. I'm so not impressed.
My opinion is that the ACRB made a crap decision with regards to the Dalmatian puppies and they made a crap decision turning down three of the four animal cruelty charges against the THS.
The ACRB should stop with the doublespeak and change their name to Animal Don't Really Care Much Review Board.