The Nova Scotia SPCA Kings County Branch has taken over animal bylaw enforcement and kennelling services for the Municipality of the County of Kings as of July 1. From left, in front, are Nova Scotia SPCA Kings County branch president Daphne Moore-McKnight, Municipality of Kings Warden Diana Brothers, and Nova Scotia SPCA chief esecutive officer Elizabeth Murphy. In back are supervisor of building and enforcement services Terry Brown, Nova Scotia SPCA Kings County branch shelter manager Deborah Gaul and Municipality of Kings chief administrative officer Tom MacEwan.
The Nova Scotia SPCA Kings County Branch has taken over animal bylaw enforcement and kennelling services for the Municipality of the County of Kings as of July 1.
The municipality will pay an annual fee for the next three years for the Kings SPCA to provide this service. The telephone number for residents to contact the animal control services remains 678-DOGS (3647).
“I’m pleased to be partnering with an organization as well respected as the Kings SPCA”, said Warden Diana Brothers. “They are in a wonderful position to provide the residents of the County of Kings with excellent service while keeping the welfare of the animals first.”
The new contract will see bylaw enforcement officers continue regular hours between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, with emergency off-hour services being provided for fierce and dangerous dogs or injured animals.
“The opportunity to work with the Municipality of the County of Kings is a wonderful way to help the community and we are grateful for this partnership. We look forward to working together knowing we are both committed to improving the lives of animals in the County of Kings,” said Nova Scotia SPCA chief executive officer Elizabeth Murphy.