• Hiring a consultant with a background in animal welfare to support the development of policies and procedures surrounding the well-being of animals and staff practices.
• Revamping the animal transport procedures, including multiple checks and balances for staff who load, unload and receive animals to minimize the risk of human error.
The staff member is scheduled to appear in court November 23. The staff member is charged under the Animal Protection Act with causing or permitting animals to be in distress (Section 2, Subsection 1) and with failing to provide adequate food and water to animals (Section 2.1, Subsection a).
The maximum penalty for convictions under the Animal Protection Act is up to a $20,000 fine and/or a lifetime ban from owning animals. (photo credit–CTV)