ATTENTION ALL RESCUES, SHELTERS AND ANIMAL LOVERS.
The incident that led up to the dog coming into the care of the shelter took place on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Two Husky dogs, two cats, and 23 baby chickens were seized from a property in Cape Ray that day. At the time, more than half of 60 birds on the property were found dead. The owner was subsequently charged under the new Animal Health and Protection Act with leaving animals in distress. After an investigation, the RCMP later ordered all animals taken from the property to be returned to the owner. More than 6 weeks after the owner was informed he could retrieve the male husky from SCAPA(amazingly the day before Demon was to be neutered). The owners son arrived at SCAPA with no less than 3 police vehicles demanding the dog be turned over. Gwen Samms manager/owner of SCAPA under the belief that after 72hrs the dog belonged to SCAPA refused to release the dog. The police then after a few less than ethical attempts at obtaining the dog returned with a warrant. Upon removing the dog the police then charged Ms. Samms with theft under $5000. This all after the dog had been vetted and cared for at SCAPA’s expense. When contacted about this issue Dr. Whitney's office stated all non spca animal orgs. have no rights Please sign the petition to back Ms. Samms upcoming fight in court.