Sault Ste Marie – City Council has voted to grandfather Spruce Haven Zoo into the new animal control by-law, which will otherwise prohibit zoos from operating within Sault Ste. Marie.
They believe that in making this decision, City Council did not act in the city’s best interests, as there are a number of legal, safety, and moral concerns that come with it.
Council has not yet voted on the final version of the by-law that includes the grandfathering clause, so there is still time to convince the councillors not to do so. All residents are invited to attend an information session the evening of Wednesday, March 28, 2018 to learn about the issues surrounding the grandfathering clause and to make sure their voices are heard by Council.
A representative from Zoocheck – an accredited organization that has offered to move the zoo’s carnivores at no cost to the zoo – will be available for questions, and all members of City Council have been invited to attend.
The information session will be held in the Program Room at the Centennial Library on March 28, 2018 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the organizers via the Facebook event page at www.facebook.com