Niagara Gazette


March 13, 2013

GUEST VIEW: In defense of the SPCA of Niagara board


Niagara Gazette — This is just the ‘short list’ of the several qualified, respectable and caring individuals who currently comprise the SPCA of Niagara Board of Directors. Sadly, these hard working individuals now must divert their focus to waste time and energy addressing a ridiculous lawsuit, taking time and attention away from what they have been concentrating on doing well the past eight months — restructuring, renovating and saving lives at the SPCA.

Last year, an inactive and disinterested board of directors created public outrage in the community. Now with an aggressive and determined, hardworking, interested board at the helm, there yet persists a trio of ‘disgruntled’ which proves, you can’t please all the people all the time!

Get to know the SPCA of Niagara Board of Directors, ask long-standing staff members, and form your own opinion before you fall prey to anything you hear or read that is a distorted perception. All board of director names and short bios can be found on the SPCA of Niagara’s website. (Note the improvements also of the website, still a work in progress, but further testimony that things are steadily progressing.)

In light of all of the good things happening at the SPCA of Niagara — a lawsuit, seriously? The SPCA of Niagara has suffered decades of distress and an extremely blemished and tarnished reputation.

There’s now a fresh coat of paint, new lighting, comfortable kuranda beds for all dogs and repairs regularly being made inside and out, hundreds of volunteers and members signing on and being made welcome to witness and assist, countless animals being fostered, adopted and given a chance to stay alive.

Please don’t let some people to continue to poison our SPCA. Some are not even Niagara County residents. Do they really know the history of the SPCA? And what exactly is it they care about?

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