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Delta animal shelter gets a fresh start

I too have heard from observers that Delta Humane Society (DHS) members removed donated food and animal supplies from the Delta animal shelter between the time they lost the contract with Delta and the time the Corporation of Delta took over the shelter.

Legally, I suppose they were entitled to do this. Morally it is indefensible.

Can DHS members not understand the difference between items donated to benefit the animals and items donated to benefit members personally? And this raises the question: What happened to donated monies? In the December news release the DHS president stated that over $100,000 had been raised in 2007 alone. Are donors ever going to see a financial statement showing where these funds went or are we to assume that they went the same way as the donated items?

This is especially hurtful to those of us who donated in memory of a loved one, human or animal.

However, this is all water under the bridge. The Delta animal shelter has a fresh start and it needs the support of the community despite (or because of) its recent unfortunate history.

Since taking over the shelter only a couple of weeks ago the Corporation of Delta has completely renovated the place. It is no longer the tumbledown work-around-the-obstacles shack that it used to be.

Drop by there and check it out. Make a donation. Adopt a dog or cat. It is now your community animal shelter.

Valerie Adolph

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