IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Hanover, ON (March 1, 2013) – After overwhelming community response and positive discussion with the local municipalities, the Ontario SPCA has postponed ending their service to the region of Grey and Bruce County, until June 1, 2013.  A formal request was made on February 22, 2013 by the Mayor and Council of Arran-Elderslie to allow for more discussion.

“The Community response has been outstanding,” says Chief Inspector Connie Mallory, Ontario SPCA.  “We want to continue the dialogue with municipalities to look at how we might be able to provide our enforcement service within the counties of Grey and Bruce.”

Discussions will continue over the next few months. The Ontario SPCA will update the public accordingly.

During this time, citizens can continue to contact the Ontario SPCA should they have a concern for the welfare of an animal.
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