Bad Politics Again Hit SD&G OSPCA as Fundraiser Turnout Falls #EPICFAIL 092418

Cornwall Ontario – The SD&G Ospca twice refused full year ad plans from this newspaper, one paid for by a local businessperson.    Playing politics instead of putting the animals first has led to tragic results.

“This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year,” said Carol Link, manager. “We had a low turnout this year, maybe about 10 people this year.

Carol Link, who should have been fired long ago, was quoted in media.  At what point do the animals plight be served?  With over 1 million human pageviews monthly can the OSPCA afford to play politics like this?

It’s no secret they are desperate for City Funding, but there are now other cat operations in the area and there are rumblings of a Humane Society forming in the region as well.

Today on social media one man summed up something that many are feeling and sharing as the local affiliate turns away people seeking help for abandoned or lost cats.

End result a cat not cared for, and a good well meaning person turning away from the local OSPCA.  And this isn’t the first post of its kind this writer has seen.

Area activist Steven Forrest wrote:

I know the SPCA does some good for the area and are always looking for support. But, I will not be donating anymore to them anytime soon. Surely there’s a better way to operate. If a person gets and discovers an Animal that is not in good shape. Instead of throwing it out on the Street, because the SPCA will not offer support and sort of says you’re on your own sucker. Yup !, I was made to feel like a Sucker ! What are the other Animal Groups that help out in the Area. Henry is as Bummed as I am as the photo shows. I didn’t feel any compassion at all from them and was not given any resources for help. I now has a Cat a very thin Male that you can barely notice weight with a crusty butt and scabs in it’s Ears cat in my Home that probably is infecting my Cats because I have a Stupid Big Heart and because I give a Dam about the Homeless Cat problem. Sorry SPCA, no Donations from me for a while. Maybe I should NOT demand better. I rescued the poor Cat. The SPCA did NOT want it either that’s why I have it in my House.

It’s time to clean house locally and hire some people that will put the animals clearly first and serve the community so that good will can be built again.

What do you think dear CFN viewers?  You can post your comments below.


  1. Meow… any thoughts from Garfield? Lol

  2. I’m sure the SPCA would save every animal that came their way if they could. But they can only do so much. They have limited space, resources and funding. The problem is uneducated and irresponsible people who get pets, don’t get them fixed, then let them outside, or abandon them completely when they realize how much time, work and money it takes to take care of them.

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    Sorry Chantal. I know too many people that would help them if they simply ran a better ship. And I can’t imagine the Ottawa OSPCA refusing a year long free ad plan to help their cause. A million human pageviews monthly or as many as 90M ad impressions yearly could only help. Until things change you’ll see more reports about failure sadly and the animals suffer the most.

  4. I used to give to the SPCA in Cornwall and we left town. Many people don’t donate and those with animals don’t get them fixed by the vet since they find it expensive. Well of course it is expensive and if you want a pet you will have to pay the vet for vaccines and anything else that comes up. Animals deserve good homes like that of Jamie and Dawn. Animals are like people and they seak attenti

  5. I’m reading that the SPCA is limited by funding and a low community spay/neuter rate. Isn’t that their main responsibility? To teach the community about responsible pet care and to promote spay/neuter programs and awareness?

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    It is and if as they state that Cornwall represents 30% of unwanted animals in the province shouldn’t they be putting more resource here or is it just a hustle to force the city to give them a contract? Even their mobile clinic is drastically more than the Humane Society clinic in nearby Ottawa.

  7. Jamie I saw that mobile clinic for the animals about a few weeks ago or a little more in the parking lot where my daughter works here in Ottawa. There are too many irresponsible pet owners who do not look after their pets and this is the problem. You are a great pet owner and one of the tops but so many do not deserve to have pets. This is mighty sad and many are too poor to have them.

  8. MEOW! Jules the cat here. LOL LOL. That is so true about uneducated people taking in pets. People will go and purchase rabbits, etc. at Easter for their kids instead of a chocolate bunny or a toy and animals are living creatures like we people. At the back of the Parliament Bldgs it is loaded with stray cats who can do a better job leading the country than many of the politicians.

  9. The cats haven’t been behind Parliament hill since 2013.

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