In Québec we are beginning to think so. Following the seizure of our cats on Monday, a rumor has been going around that another small cat shelter was also seized for exactly the same false accusations.
A devoted activist who took the time to read and examine the Guide provided by the MAPAQ on what they want as accomodations in shelters, concluded that what the MAPAQ wants mostly is the pure and simple extermination of all stray cats. There is no way that rescues can meet their standards. We now know that they enable puppy mills into some changes in their facilities while they seize cats in rescues' shelters.
We cannot find out what shelter was seized last week after ours since the person operating it must feel depressed, isolated and inadequate which is exactly how the mapaq wants us to feel for helping animals. She must be in hiding.
We also know that animal pounds and spcas are not inspected and do not meet their standards. I would like very much to hear of a seizure of animals at Berger Blanc. Even after the cruel video aired two years ago, nothing happened.
To help strays, coming in with all kind of wounds, both physical and psychological takes a strong personality. Writing about it and having our head above the crowd brings us a lot of attention and with it a sort of revenge from bureaucrats that want to justify their salaries and vacations. They will go as far as faking reports and proof. That I know for a fact.
So now is the big question: who will help abandoned and stray pets in Québec ?