From Toronto Star, Embattled Trow to leave Humane Society
Controversial former Toronto Humane Society president Tim Trow will resign from the THS board of directors, a lawyer for the organization said Tuesday.
Marcie Laking, a prominent Trow critic who co-organized summer protests in which participants demanded Trow’s departure, raised Trow’s decision but said she hoped the rest of the board followed suit.
Longtime Trow ally Bob Hambley is now THS president.
“Bob Hambley needs to go too,” Laking said. “The whole board should resign...If they care about the reputation of the Toronto Humane Society, and they want the Toronto Humane Society to be fixed, they should leave with him.”
It almost seems anti-climactic. There were still rumblings amongst the faithful about how Trow was going to come back, and who knows, he still might. After all, his most recent tenure was a comeback from his first attempt at heading the THS. But for many of the people still involved and newly involved with the THS, it hasn't been about Trow for a while now. It's been about how to do better.
Trow may be gone but now the really hard work begins. His old ways of thinking and running the shelter are still pervasive. Everything from animal care and welfare to governance to facilities renewal to fair and respectful treatment of staff and volunteers needs to be looked at - and it is. All the bad old ways are going to be challenged. The curtains have been lifted. Now to get the windows and doors open.
Yes, it's time to move on.