The Newmarket OSPCA is in the news again and the media are reporting that the OSPCA are killing animals much in the same way they did over two years ago, when they lied about a ringworm outbreak as an excuse to kill all the animals in the Newmarket shelter.
The real sad truth however is not that the OSPCA is killing again – it is that they NEVER STOPPED KILLING.
That’s right – they never stopped. The news media makes it seem like they did stop, but that’s the nature of news – if it is not a controversy – it does More >
From CTV News Published Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 8:00PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 8:02PM EDT
Questions are being raised about the treatment of animals at the Newmarket OSPCA after an MPP said that animals were being killed due to a ringworm outbreak.
The comment came from PC MPP Frank Klees, who charged during question period Thursday that an entire population of animals will be killed because of a ringworm outbreak and other illnesses at the shelter.
The Newmarket OSPCA released a statement saying it is not experiencing outbreaks of disease at any of its facilities, though some animals are More >
August 7, 2012 For Immediate Release Contact: Frank Klees, MPP 905-750-0019 Missing ! Animal Welfare Task Force
On June 3, 2011 Dalton McGuinty’s Minister of Community and Correctional Services announced the creation of an Animal Welfare Task Force in response to the Meek-LeSage Review. Fourteen months later, Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees still can’t find any trace of it.
The task force was the McGuinty government’s response to a scathing report by Justice Patrick LeSage and Dr. Alan Meek following their review of the OSPCA’s plans to euthanize the entire animal population at its York Region shelter, as a way to deal with a reported ringworm outbreak.
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By Amanda Persico – YorkRegion.com
A motion yesterday regarding changes to Ontario SPCA’s animal investigation and inspection branches was defeated in the provincial legislature. MPPs voted down Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren’s Bill-47, which called for farm animal inspections to be carried out by the Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ministry, while non-farm animals would be dealt with the Ontario SPCA. The bill also called for animal protection to fall on to provincial and regional police forces.
By Amanda Persico – YorkRegion.com
The Ontario SPCA is back in the spotlight today, with members of provincial parliament discussing the separation of investigative and charity functions. Earlier this week, Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren introduced Bill-47, which also calls for a separation between farm animal inspections and non-farm animal inspections. Farm animal inspections would be carried out by the Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ministry, while non-farm animals would be dealt with by the OSPCA. Enforcing animal protection would fall to provincial and regional police forces, which has many animal advocates questioning animal protection under this proposed bill. Police are More >
By Amanda Persico – YorkRegion.com
2011 was a bittersweet year for the OSPCA and animal advocates. It saw the opening of a new provincial animal education centre, which officially opened close to a year after the York Region branch closed its doors and euthanized pets after a case of ringworm. Plus, the findings of an independent investigation, which came more than a year after the initial ringworm outbreak, were released. “It took something tragic, but changes were made,” Reform Advocates for Animal Welfare founder Lynn Perrier said….
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By Peter Worthington from The Huffington Post:
This is the story of two dogs named Rocky — one a 16-year-old husky which was unnecessarily seized and killed by the OSPCA this summer, and the other being feted by the OSPCA at a fundraiser on Nov. 28 at Roy Thomson Hall.
The owner of the assassinated Rocky (okay, euthanized) feels the fundraising is being used to confuse people and make them forget the horrendous botch-up with their dog. Maybe, maybe not.
The OSPCA is planning a fund raising concert this fall at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. Perhaps the artists involved do not know the history of the OSPCA and feel that funds raised will be used for a charitable and good cause.
Those of you that are aware might want to let your favorite music artists (particularly Steven Page) know how you feel.
September 29, 2011 12:24 ETInternational Renowned Artist Headlines a Talented all Canadian Line-Up for Animal Welfare!
Steven Page Teams up With Ontario SPCA for a Life Saving Concert
NEWMARKET, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Sept. 29, 2011) - The Ontario SPCA is pleased to More >
Montreal pooch safe after cross-country saga ends in B.C. Sidhartha Banerjee The Canadian PressA Montreal pooch who disappeared last year has miraculously turned up some 4,500 kilometres away in Kamloops, B.C.The black Labrador named Pollux, shown in a photo handed out by her Montreal owner, is afraid of the water and detests the rain, yet she took an adventurous turn upon fleeing through a gate mistakenly left open at her east-end Montreal home last June 20. THE CANADIAN PRESS
MONTREAL—A Montreal pooch is about to return home from a shocking, unscheduled, 4,500-kilometre journey that over the last year allowed More >
By Terry Davidson ,Toronto Sun
First posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 7:57:28 EDT PM
NEWMARKET - Never in a million years did Gianna Tramontin ever think she’d be involved in a protest against the Ontario SPCA.
But after the provincial animal rescue agency put down her 16-year-old husky this past May in what both she and her veterinarian call an unnecessary killing, she just couldn’t sit back, stay quiet and let animal advocates speak for her.
Tramontin was one of around 30 protesters outside the OSPCA’s Newmarket headquarters on Wednesday — all calling for the firing of the agency’s management and board following a recent report More >
OSPCA Truth promised to tell the whole truth about the OSPCA, not just the half truth that they want the public to hear. They deliver the nice magazine with perfect cute dogs and cats to your door, telling stories of all the good they do, and ask for your money, leading you to believe it will only be used for the benevolent things they do.
The truth is that they do not tell the other side. They refuse to answer questions to which they know the answer.
Truth #1 – Animals at the York Region Shelter at the time of the ‘Ringworm More >
This is the story of a five year old German Shepherd named Sago. Although Sago was born on August 21st 2005, her story starts on June 30th 2009 when she was abandoned by her owner – the result of a breakup. The OSPCA was called by a man and they picked up Sago in Georgina where he explained that his ex-girlfriend had left Sago and he could not look after the dog.
The OSPCA brought Sago to their Woodbine Avenue shelter south of Newmarket, Ontario and classified her as a Stray and put her on the obligatory 5 day hold for More >
The long-awaited ‘independent’ Lesage/Meek review was released today.
The full report (in sections) can be viewed or downloaded here.
OSPCATruth will be responding to all details of the report as we investigate, however it is clear from initial review that lies were told to the investigators and information that might be damaging to the OSPCA management was withheld.
Near the beginning of the report on Page 2 it states:“It is important to clarify at the outset of our report that based on the material we have reviewed, it appears there was neither a ringworm outbreak nor a mass euthanasia. The experts we retained More >
Editorial by Lynn Perrier, Reform Advocates for Animal Welfare
Once again the OSPCA tries to spin the truth and mislead the public. They are so obvious in their lies and cover up attempts that it would be funny if it were not so tragic.
The results of the investigation into the needless killing of 102 animals at the Newmarket headquarters in May 2010 have been released. While I am relieved the public finally knows there was no ringworm and understand those animals died for no reason, there is more to this story the public deserves to know about. Some points in the More >
As we continue to examine the Lesage/Meek Report, we find it confirms what OSPCA Truth was told by former staff and volunteers of the OSPCA York Region Shelter.
The OSPCA has continually presented information in such a way that the public interprets it in the way the OSPCA wants.
For example, in May 2010, when the (NOT) ringworm outbreak occurred, the OSPCA in both Press Releases, the Media and News Conferences indicated that they had both consulted with their on-site veterinarian and shelter expert Dr. Sandra Newbury and they cleverly made it look like both had agreed that there was a ringworm More >
Etobicoke woman blasts OSPCA, claims husky was put down needlessly CBC News Posted: Jun 12, 2011 3:25 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 12, 2011 3:25 PM ET Gianna Tramontin’s pet husky, Rocky, was euthanized by the OSPCA without the owner being notified. The organization claimed the animal was suffering and needed to be put down, but Tramontin said Rocky was healthy. (Photo submitted by Sonia Tramontin)
An Etobicoke dog owner has accused the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of euthanizing her beloved husky unnecessarily and without her knowledge.
Gianna Tramontin said her 16-year-old brown and white husky, Rocky, was More >