- Ashley Fitzpatrick
- August 24, 2012 - 08:51
For clarification, as is stated above, the SPCA is "low-kill" but not "no-kill." The organization will see animals put down if they have injuries too severe or serious behavioural problems like overt aggression. While the printed story stated the organization was "no-kill," that was incorrect. It was corrected above and in the next day's edition of The Telegram.
- August 22, 2012 - 18:59
Sandi - I second that emotion. Well said.
- August 22, 2012 - 10:52
It's great that you have another rescue to take the animals, and I understand the need for a shelter, to bad it has to be in another province, you say that the spca is a no kill shelter here, are you saying that you don't put animals down because you have run out of room??? Beacuse Thats not my understanding, but thanks to the rescue in halifax it will at least save some of the dogs from Labrador.
- August 24, 2012 - 08:43
The SPCA in Goose Bay is not a no-kill shelter. That statement is suppose to be corrected by the Telegram
- August 28, 2012 - 12:13
The SPCA in goose bay DOES NOT put down animals because they run out of room, sorry if that's "not your understanding". Not all spca's are "no kill" (meaning that no animal that is physically and emotionally healthy enough to be rehomed is put down, not that they refuse to euthanize suffering animals), but this one is. When the shelter runs out of room (as it always is) the animals go out to foster homes.
- August 22, 2012 - 09:14
What these puppies have is far better living conditions that many children in this world have. Some don't even have parents and children are raising children - with a daily challenge to find food for even one meal.
- August 22, 2012 - 13:00
STARR - What is the purpose of your comment?? Everyone is well aware there are children are living in horrific, heartbreaking conditions around the world. For your clarification, these animals are rescued from desparate, abusive conditions. A puppy put in a freezer, covered in its own feeces and left to die or a dog found near death that had been slashed with an axe are not what I would consider "far better living conditions". Sadly, these are just two examples the volunteers/workers face on a regular bases. so, If animals aren't "your thing" - that is fine.One would hope that instead of writing useless comments you are doing your part to help these children that you seem to be so concerned about.