Since July, the Northumberland Humane Society in Port Hope took on the duties of animal welfare investigation and enforcement. With that announcement came a timeline. The province said there was some new legislation in the pipeline and the situation would be reviewed in the new year. Well, this week the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act 2019 (notice the acronym is PAWS.) was announced by the solicitor general. It means there will be some changes coming in January. To help us understand the legislation and the impact locally, I am pleased to have in-studio, Kate Lennan, general manager of the Northumberland Humane Society and co-host of the Weekly Whiskers here on 89.7 FM.
Originally aired: Nov. 1, 2019