Currently, London’s Animal services are being provided by a for-profit corporation that receives 2.36 million per year from the city (City Budget 2013). As well, they are provided vehicles and insurance paid for by the city.
In London in 2012, 1219 lost, homeless and wild animals were killed (on average, over 3 animals killed every day), 1436 animals in 2011, and 1516 in 2010. Many of these pets had only minor medical conditions, or no medical problems at all (City Minutes Date Sept 9, 2013 Stated by Orest Katolyk - ogk(at)london.ca, Chief, Municipal Law Enforcement Services).
The Humane Society of London Ontario does not take in any lost or homeless pets from the city of London and instead only takes surrendered pets for a fee or pets from investigations. They also investigate cruelty cases (as stated by Humane Society).
Many cities in Canada have Animal Welfare Services that are non-profit some examples are Calgary, Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Regina, Guelph and others.
We, Taxpayers of London, Ontario request that Mayor Joe Fontana change our current animal welfare services (lost or homeless dogs and cats and fair by-law enforcement).