/
/
/
/
/
SPCA cancels night emergency for animals

SPCA cancels night emergency for animals

VANCOUVER— CUPE 1622 has been advised by the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals that effective January 1, 2010 the Lower Mainland night emergency program late shift will be eliminated.

“We are very concerned that injured animals or those in distress will receive no response from the SPCA from midnight to 8:30AM,” says Mark Hancock, CUPE BC Secretary Treasurer and former member of the SPCA board.

The Society is also replacing the SPCA emergency response officer who works until midnight with an Animal Care Attendant, who is not trained or qualified to rescue animals that are injured or in distress. After 12:30AM, there will be no staff in place to even answer phones and provide critical information to concerned citizens who want to help animals.

“Our members are very concerned that this is a step towards withdrawing direct care services to animals,” adds Hancock.

CUPE members deal with emergency issues from horses breaking out of a corral and running down the highway, to dogs, cats, and raccoons that have been hit by cars. They also investigate and respond to situations where animals are being abused and mistreated.

cope491
Share this
Share on facebook
Share on twitter

Latest News

Court ruling on Cambie clinic another stake in the heart for private health care, says CUPE BC

Court ruling on Cambie clinic another stake in the heart for private health care, says CUPE BC

July 15, 2022
VANCOUVER—Today’s ruling by the B.C. Court of Appeal dismissing a constitutional challenge by Brian Day and his Cambie Surgery Centre is another important win for public health care and a…
VANCOUVER—Today’s ruling by the B.C. Court of Appeal dismissing a constitutional challenge by Brian Day and his Cambie Surgery Centre is another important win for public health care and a...

CUPE welcomes new members at Summerland Community Support

CUPE welcomes new members at Summerland Community Support

July 11, 2022
SUMMERLAND – Workers at Summerland Community Support are the latest members to join B.C.’s largest union following a four-week education campaign. The newest CUPE members will become a new unit…
SUMMERLAND – Workers at Summerland Community Support are the latest members to join B.C.’s largest union following a four-week education campaign. The newest CUPE members will become a new unit...

Fraser River Indigenous Society workers join CUPE 1936 using new single-step certification

Fraser River Indigenous Society workers join CUPE 1936 using new single-step certification

July 6, 2022
CUPE is welcoming 16 new members at the Fraser River Indigenous Society where they will become the newest unit of Local 1936. These new members provide family development, early years…
CUPE is welcoming 16 new members at the Fraser River Indigenous Society where they will become the newest unit of Local 1936. These new members provide family development, early years...