Off the top of my head, at least two things: own their mistakes and apologize. Unlike Tiger Woods, the Nova Scotia SPCA has been making forays in local newspapers and on their website sugar-coating certain issues they have made a blunder out of in an effort to restore credibility to their name in our community. But it comes across as “a little too much, a little too late.” It feels like a band-aid.
Watching Tiger make his statement this morning, I was reminded just what is missing from the SPCA. It’s time for them to own up to their mistakes, make right where they have failed so far, and apologize profusely for letting us down and so many of the animals that have depended upon them. It’s time for them to rebuild from the top down and bring honor to their organization.
Stand up to HRM and tell them the truth about Brindi. Mention that she sleeps under a staffer’s desk like she was the mascot for that facility because she is so sweet and gentle. Show everyone the “family photo” taken on her birthday that you sent to Francesca. Do right by this dog before it is too late! Be the voice she does not have and help her get home to her family! They have waited entirely too long!
Drop your ridiculous charge against Janice Bingley for the errant seizure of all her dogs. Yes, you seized 22 dogs under the guise of cruelty, then laid a single charge because a nursing mother was thin. This was a wrongful seizure and you need to own it. You need to do right by this family, too!
Do you have any idea the unnecessary pain you have inflicted upon both these women?
And where is the tire biting dog?
It’s time for you, NS SPCA, to stand up like Tiger Woods did today and start your journey anew on the right path. It is true, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King Jr. And you have been silent too long to the detriment of Francesca Rogier and Janice Bingley.