The SPCA of Niagara board of trustees issued the following written statement Thursday afternoon:
"In response to issues raised by members, volunteers, employees, and Board
Members, the Board of Directors of the SPCA of Niagara has engaged the services of Barbara Carr of the SPCA Serving Erie County, and the independent legal oversight of attorneys Paul Cambria and Elizabeth Holmes.
We engaged these services in order to determine what if any issues are valid and as a result must be addressed.
Preliminarily we have determined that changes are in order so as to accomplish our mission of caring for sick and abandoned animals. We are in the process of interviewing all concerned persons and reviewing records in order to correct any deficiencies that we have discovered.
It is the goal of this board to respond to all credible issues raised and correct any deficiencies that may exist.
We are told in approximately four weeks a report will be submitted with findings and recommendations, which we intend to implement."
--SPCA of Niagara Board of Directors