The following statement was issued by the Sault Ste. Marie Humane Society regarding a published story on the state of the volunteer The Animal Assistance Group, TAAG.
Additional Response from the Humane Society – To clarify a comment made below, it is not the Humane Society’s intention to make anyone look bad. We issued a response to make it known that we are offering our assistance to an issue that has just been brought to our attention. The Humane Society is an independent registered charity with no affiliation with the OSPCA that is referenced in the article and, we are therefore not made aware of concerns that are reported to them. Hopefully this dialogue will result in information being shared that results in these poor cats getting the care they need and deserve.
The Sault Ste. Marie Humane Society was deeply saddened to hear about these 6 cats that have been left without the comfort and safety of a home and deeply regret that this matter was not reported to us.
As a humane society, we are here to help all animals in our community and area and have been doing so for more than 100 years. As the contracted Animal Control & Shelter Services provider for the City of Sault Ste. Marie, matters related to cat and dog by-laws should be reported to us.
We have both the physical and financial resources to provide immediate care for these cats and have reached out once again to Cheryl Alberta to offer our assistance. At the time of submitting this to SaultOnline, we have not received a reply. The shelter can be reached at 705-949-3573 seven days a week during business hours and after hours for emergencies.