An information session concerning City council’s recent decision on grandfathering Spruce Haven Zoo originally planned at the main public library has been changed to a new location. The group issued the following Monday:
We are a group local residents who are concerned about City Council’s decision to grandfather Spruce Haven Zoo into the city’s new animal control by-law, which will otherwise prohibit zoos from operating within Sault Ste. Marie.
To raise awareness of this issue, we are holding a public information session the evening of Wednesday, March 28 th.
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Location: Cafe Natura, 75 Elgin Street.
Because Council has not yet voted on the final version of the by-law that includes the grandfathering clause, there is still time to convince the councillors not to do so. We are holding this information session to help residents understand the issues surrounding the grandfathering clause, what we would like to see happen, the offer from Zoocheck to relocate the animals, and what residents can do.
A representative from Zoocheck – an accredited organization that has offered to move the zoo’s carnivores at no cost to the zoo or the City – will be available for questions, and all members of City Council have been invited to attend.