Saturday, March 19, 2016

Two more named to Humane Society oversight body

Two more directors have been appointed to the Ontario Animal Care Review Board which overseas the Ontario Society of Prevention to Cruelty for Animals.

Luisa Ritacco of Toronto is a seasoned lawyer who has acted for the Ontario Racing Commission, the Ontario colleges for nurses, opticians and veterinarians and the Ontario Motor Vehicles Industry Council.

Santina Moccio of Ancaster has served on the Ontario Parole Board, as vice-chair of the Hamilton Conservation Authority, as a member of two police-chief advisory boards and on the Buffalo-Fort Erie Bridge Authority.

Both appointments are for two-year terms. The board now has 15 members after four others were appointed earlier this year and four last year.

The board became highly controversial among farmers after the humane society seized dairy cattle in Eastern Ontario and dogs from a Mennonite family north of Kitchener-Waterloo.