WINNIPEG — PETA is offering $10,000 to help the Manitoba Chief Veterinary Office monitor unlicensed animal rescue facilities.
The offer comes following the news this week of four dogs being seized — and a puppy found deceased — at an unlicensed animal rescue in Winnipeg’s Valley Gardens neighbourhood.
Manitoba’s chief veterinarian office doesn’t have the available resources to monitor such rescues and enforce compliance and well-being of animals in their care under the Animal Care Act.
“PETA’s case files are filled with so-called ‘rescues’ and ‘no-kill’ shelters that warehouse, torture, and neglect animals to death,” said PETA senior vice-president Daphna Nachminovitch.
“These abusive and fraudulent operations are an epidemic, and animals depend on authorities like Manitoba’s Chief Veterinary Office to crack down on them.”
Dr. Colleen Marion with the province’s veterinarian office says it’s possible more dogs could have died in the residence.
— With files from The Canadian Press