The OSPCA has told its frontline officers they will no longer euthanize dogs involved in attacks, as required by law. In an internal memo obtained by The Canadian Press, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says inspectors and agents should hand off to police all cases in which courts have ordered the destruction of animals — including pit bulls, which are banned in Ontario. The document, dated October 9th, says euthanizing dogs would violate the agency’s mission, which is to provide leadership on matters relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals and the promotion of animal welfare. It says the only exception will be cases when the euthanization is ordered by a veterinarian and the most humane course of action for the animal.
The Canadian Press
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