FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2023
PSA: Impersonation of Animal Protection Officers
It has come to the attention of the PEI Humane Society that there may be members of the public who are falsely claiming to be Animal Protection Officers. These individuals are allegedly contacting members of the public and providing incorrect information related to animal welfare.
Please be advised that our Animal Protection Officers wear a uniform and drive marked vehicles. Officers will always identify themselves in phone calls and never work on behalf of the PEI Humane Society in “plain clothes” or in their personal vehicles.
“We are greatly disappointed to have heard about this allegedly occurring on PEI,” says Ashley Travis, development & communications coordinator for the PEI Humane Society. “Our Animal Protection Officers do an incredibly difficult job. They are the front line of our work here at PEIHS and we could not save and protect as many animals as we do without their hard work. Those impersonating these officers reduce trust in our organization and in the competence of our officers.”
If you have been contacted by someone you believe was mis-representing themselves as an Animal Protection Officer, you may verify their employment with the PEI Humane Society by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 902-892-1190.
About the PEIHS: The PEI Humane Society is a registered charitable organization that operates the Island’s only shelter for lost, injured and homeless companion animals.
Mission: “To advance animal welfare protection province-wide aligned to the Animal Welfare Act, and champion best practices in prevention, sheltering, and placement of companion animals.” For more information regarding the Society’s programs and services, visit www.peihumanesociety.com.
Development and Communications Coordinator
PEI Humane Society