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Feb 1, 2013 33 Comments ›› Hugh

 

Tuxedo Stan is worried.

 

Tuxedo Stan is upset with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture over their refusal to fund the Provincial SPCA’s cruelty investigations.

Here’s a little background about the Nova Scotia SPCA.

The SPCA is expected to do all of it’s work through donations from the public. Unfortunately, donations are not keeping up with financial demands. They have asked the government for help so they can continue to investigate and prosecute animal cruelty cases. The executive director of the Provincial SPCA, Kristin Williams, was recently interviewed on CBC Radio’s Information Morning. To hear her interview click HERE. To read a summary of the interview click HERE.

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Roz Penfound, responded to Ms. Williams today. Sadly, the Deputy Minister says the government won’t be providing any financial support. To hear her interview click HERE.

Now maybe Tuxedo Stan is just a cat, but he can’t seem to understand why a society that is supposed to enforce provincial laws doesn’t receive any funding from the province. In fact, the SPCA would be able to do its job very efficiently for the amount of money Deputy Minister Penfield gets paid in a year. Hmm… maybe that’s the solution.

Citizens of Nova Scotia, please take a minute to write to your MLA, the Minister of Agriculture and Premier Dexter and request that the government reconsider its refusal to provide funding to the SPCA. The companion animals of Nova Scotia need your help.

Tell them Tuxedo Stan sent you.

Comments

  1. Kristin Canonaco says:

    I ask that you please reconsider your decision to refuse funding to the SPCA. The safety of companion animals is at risk and they cannot adequately perform their job on donations alone. please reconsider.

    • Louise Penny says:

      this is not acceptable. This government each and every year gives millions of tax dollars to large corporations, with no benefits to anyone but themselves. We must stand up to support all animals that need our help. What kind of society would we be if we did not?!

    • I am asking the provincial Gov. and the Minister of Agriculture to reconsider their refusal to help fund the prosecution of those who are cruel to animals. It is bad enough that they only get a slap on the wrist for punishment when convicted, now that won’t even happen! Remember people who are cruel to animals would be cruel to people too if they thought they could get away with it!

  2. Ian Pishko says:

    Animal cruelty is not a trivial matter for the animals being mistreated, or the people mistreating them. The continued suffering of any creature should be an important enough priority for a government to not ignore it.

  3. Kim Price says:

    Dear Mr. Penfound,

    I understand that today you announced that the government won’t be providing any financial support the for the Nova Scotia SPCA. Why is a society that is supposed to enforce provincial laws not receiving any funding from the province? Perhaps the provincial police could be run using the same funding model? Obviously that’s absurd, but so is the first situation. I would request that the government reconsider its refusal to provide funding to the SPCA. You can tax me for my portion … oh … wait … you already do.

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” –Ghandi

    Tuxedo Stan sent me …

  4. Sandi Norman says:

    The SPCA needs funds to enforce these laws. People can’t get away with inhumane treatment of animals. Or maybe in Nova Scotia you can? Unbeleivable!

  5. Betty says:

    Does the government not recognize what has been known for years: That cruelty to animals is often the precursor if not the accompaniment to cruelty and violence towards people?

  6. kim howe says:

    The government is so wrong on this ANIMALS HAVE A RIGHT TO!Now if it was something else they’d help but oh no its animals,but yet the government spends it stupidly on stuff we don’t need so I say help out with the spca!!!!!

  7. joann says:

    Email sent to becky kent!

  8. Laine Parnell says:

    What utter tripe! I listened to the Minister’s words ( I cannot call her Honorable) and I am ashamed to have such callousness in our government. And she appears to have such envy for the donations that the SPCA receives from the public. How childish. Shame!

  9. carole says:

    Hey Stan!! Why don’t you mock up a petition for us to sign!! Or a form letter I can just cut into my email and send it to all three of those nasty groups!!!

    • Dale says:

      Yes, please Stan, if you can get a petition for all to sign, or a form letter. I agree with Carole……. I’m not the best with writing letters, however I totally agree that we need the gov to reconsider, no, for them to give this funding…

  10. Sarah Barnes says:

    I have 3 rescue dogs, that were abandoned and left to survive on their own. If SPCA’s were not here to save them they would starve to death, die at the hands of abusers. How can a government not find the money to support the SPCA’s many programs. Strange how MLA’s and MP’s can get wonderful expense accounts, pensions, etc and then be able to stand infront of others and say it can’t be done. Maybe they shold start doing as the rest of us do…..do without some things to support those in need.

  11. cynthia hall says:

    The SPCA is an amazing organization. It does so much with so little! Please consider assisting them financially.Take a look @ your own pets and think of those animals who are not as fortunate!

  12. Elizabeth says:

    Since I was born in the province but don’t live there, I don’t have an MLA to contact. As a proud Nova Scotian and the daughter of a former MLA (long deceased), I’m ashamed to hear what is happening. I hope that everyone will get busy and protest this move!

    I’m proud of Stan for taking on another challenge, especially when he has his own battle to fight right now.

    Keeping Stan and his “staff” in my thoughts & prayers.

  13. kim prest says:

    The SPCA took in almost 1 million dollars in public donations last in 2011 alone. Why can’t some of this money be used to pay for investigations? There would still be about $500,000 left over to do other important SPCA work.

  14. Marilyn Hill says:

    Funding is necessary for the SPCA, for the animals … Rethink the decision.

    The question is not, “Can they reason?” nor, “Can they talk?” but rather, “Can they suffer?” ~Jeremy Bentham

    Personally, I would not give a fig for any man’s religion whose horse, cat and dog do not feel its benefits. Life in any form is our perpetual responsibility. ~S. Parkes Cadman

  15. Elizabeth says:

    P.S. I have sent an e-mail to the Premier and the Minister of Agriculture. Thanks for providing the links to the contact info.

  16. Judi Conlon says:

    Kim Price said it all when she quoted Ghandi.

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” –Ghandi

    Apparently our government officials do not value animals or the service SPCA provides. All I have to say to that is SHAME on the officials that can not see their way around supporting such a wonderful support system for our four legged friends.

    They need to look deep into their souls and reconsider their decision to refuse funding to the SPCA.

  17. Donna Hornsby says:

    Copy of email sent to MLA, Charlie Parker (Pictou), John MacDonell, Minister of Agriculture and Darrell Dexter, Premier:

    Gentlemen,

    Having moved from Calgary in October 2012, I am a newcomer to the Province. I made the decision to retire to this beautiful Province and I truly love living in Pictou. My other passion is Cats!

    I am certain you are aware of the goals and objective of Tuxedo Stan and the Tuxedo Stan Party. Just in case you have not had a chance to visit his website, here is the link: http://tuxedostan.com. Stan has quite the Domestic and International following! He has asked his followers for help in changing the decision of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture over their refusal to fund the Provincial SPCA’s cruelty investigations. This email is not a joke. Perhaps you should take a moment to visit his site. Stan is currently undergoing treatment for cancer.

    I have copied his request to his followers below for your information and ask that this decision be reconsidered:

    “Tuxedo Stan is upset with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture over their refusal to fund the Provincial SPCA’s cruelty investigations.

    Here’s a little background about the Nova Scotia SPCA.

    The SPCA is expected to do all of it’s work through donations from the public. Unfortunately, donations are not keeping up with financial demands. They have asked the government for help so they can continue to investigate and prosecute animal cruelty cases. The executive director of the Provincial SPCA, Kristin Williams, was recently interviewed on CBC Radio’s Information Morning. To hear her interview click HERE. To read a summary of the interview click HERE.

    The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Roz Penfound, responded to Ms. Williams today. Sadly, the Deputy Minister says the government won’t be providing any financial support. To hear her interview click HERE.

    Now maybe Tuxedo Stan is just a cat, but he can’t seem to understand why a society that is supposed to enforce provincial laws doesn’t receive any funding from the province. In fact, the SPCA would be able to do its job very efficiently for the amount of money Deputy Minister Penfield gets paid in a year. Hmm… maybe that’s the solution.

    Citizens of Nova Scotia, please take a minute to write to your MLA, the Minister of Agriculture and Premier Dexter and request that the government reconsider its refusal to provide funding to the SPCA. The companion animals of Nova Scotia need your help.

    Tell them Tuxedo Stan sent you.”

  18. Donna Hornsby says:

    Come on Nova Scotians – this is shameful – imagine a grant of $3,000.00 per year….I`m sure together our recycled items add up to more than that. Return your items to those outlets who donate to the SPCA! If Pictou can do it, other cities can too! Support the SPCA!

  19. Jean Crawford says:

    Why have you turned your back on the helpless and homeless animals in dire need of someone to help them ???
    The SPCA is all there is to protect the helpless from brutality……and to strike fear in the hearts of monsters who inflict pain and suffering and neglect on the ones who have no say in how they are used.
    We need the long loving arm of the SPCA……..
    Please reconsider the plan to cease funding…..

    ~ Jean Crawford ~

    “Humanity’s true moral test, its fundamental test…..consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy….animals. ”
    ~Milan Kundera~

  20. Anne Little says:

    I ask that you reconsider your decision not to provide funding for investigations. Failure to do so will, in my opionion, make way for more violence against the most vunerable animals and that is not right. Why is it so hard for the govenment to do the right thing?

  21. Kim Sherrard says:

    Responses should be directed toward the parties mentioned above. Their contact information, names, email addresses etc. can be obtained by going to http://www.gov.ns.ca, and searching there. If there are any problems, pls advise and I will post more info.

  22. Jean Crawford says:

    I’m resending this letter to you because I forgot to tell you …..

    Tuxedo Stan sent me.

    Why have you turned your back on the helpless and homeless animals in dire need of someone to help them ???
    The SPCA is all there is to protect the helpless from brutality……and to strike fear in the hearts of monsters who inflict pain and suffering and neglect on the ones who have no say in how they are used.
    We need the long loving arm of the SPCA……..
    Please reconsider the plan to cease funding…..

    ~ Jean Crawford ~

    “Humanity’s true moral test, its fundamental test…..consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy….animals. ”
    ~Milan Kundera~

  23. Rocky says:

    A proven fact…. Animal abusers of today become the serial killers of tomorrow. I would not want that on my conscience.

  24. Ruth Wells says:

    These animal abusers have to be taken to task. It is no less a crime to abuse a helpless animal than it is to abuse a child.
    It is a proven fact that people who abuse animals go on to abuse children, women, and often become serial killers.
    Please, do not let this happen in our province. Let’s lead the world and become a province that leads the way to protect all who live here.
    Let your conscience be your guide in this matter.

  25. Brenda Legere says:

    This makes me so sad, our government would rather supply criminals with computers, tvs, etc. while they serve time in jail for a crime they committed than help the innocent animals who cannot fend for themselves. The SPCA needs help and this government should rethink it’s decision. Pisses me off!!

  26. kelly sherrard says:

    maybe post Daryl Dexter’s mailing address and phone number. If there is a gov’t minister responsible for the SPCA (justice, whatever), post their name and address. Organize a massive letter campaign and petition around the province. that is how we got Sue Stultz, the NB minister responsible for seniors and NB Low Income housing, to back off on allow seniors in low income units have their pets. It worked. it also embarassed the NB gov’t across the country as it was in the Toronto paper and one of the spokespeople did radio interviews across the country. The bad press works people. Use the press to your advance to put pressure on the NDP gov’t!

  27. Michelle says:

    I think that it is completely unfair for the SPCA to not be partially funded by the government if they(SPCA) have to be the ones to find the miserable people that harm animals and to shelter them ( the animals) once they are removed from their homes, then they have to get money from the government. If the SPCA does government work then they should be funded by the government. Can you imagine the police finding time to investigate animal cruelty and having to raise money from the public? Wouldn’t be done!

  28. Etta M. Parker says:

    I was so disappointed to hear that the government refused any funding for the
    protection of at risk animals. The SPCA in the cities, towns, and municipalities work so hard under not pleasant circumstances, yet this government chooses to give out hugh amounts of money to large corporations. Money can be found for anything if wanted bad enough it seems. Please reconsider and give a larger funding to the SPCA so they can continue to care for those who are treated cruelly by their owners, not wanted animals who would be suffering if not for the SPCA. With enough money the SPCA could set up a spay and neuter program to cut down on the numbers of cats just
    chucked out because no one want them, and also cut down on the ferrel cat problem,to say nothing of the abuse of farm animals which has been overlooked far too long, as well as dog cruelly which is rampant.

    Please give the SPCA some decent funding so they can continue to do their jobs.

  29. carole says:

    Great news Stan! Down to you I bet!
    BREAKING #Novascotia SPCA to get $100k from @premierdexter. #cbcns

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