Good decision on animal shelter
I would like to congratulate Delta Council on their decision to remove the operation of the animal shelter from Delta Humane Society.
Now is not the time for further recriminations.
Instead, we can rejoice that Delta Council listened to the concerns of residents and also chose to refuse the unreasonable increases demanded by the Delta Humane Society.
Council spent time developing a positive solution to the problem and undertook the responsibility of welfare on behalf of the people of Delta.
Under the new governance, the twin issues of the lack of volunteers and community involvement should not be difficult to address.
Just to use one example, there are volunteers from the SPCA days who would come forward to help out again once DHS is not involved.
Let’s get behind the manager and staff of the shelter as they work through the transition period and cooperate with Delta Council and staff to create a community-based safe haven for the animals in Delta.