CHARLOTTETOWN — Today is being celebrated as P.E.I. Humane Society Day.
The day is to recognize the 40th anniversary of the P.E.I. Humane Society and was declared by Agriculture and Forestry Minister George Webster.
“For 40 years, the Humane Society has inspired and engaged our Island community to create a more compassionate world where animals are valued and treated with respect,” said Webster. “The Province of Prince Edward Island is pleased to help celebrate this important milestone for the organization and looks forward to our continued partnership.”
The Department of Agriculture and Forestry has a strong partnership with the Humane Society. Through the Companion Animal Protection Act and Dog Act, the Humane Society has the power to respond to calls relating to stray dogs, dangerous dogs and companion animal welfare.
The province also partners with the society to help improve education for pet owners on good companion animal care practices.
“The P.E.I. Humane Society is honoured for this recognition,” said Wendy MacIntyre, president of the society’s volunteer board of directors. “We owe a great deal of thanks to the initiative and perseverance of our nine founding community members, as well as our dedicated volunteers, staff and generous donors.
“We are proud to continue a 40-year tradition of care and protection for lost, abandoned and homeless pets on P.E.I.,as well as advocating for continued improvements in companion animal welfare, in association with our partners in the community.”