White Space restaurant investigates after B.C. franchisee leaves load of dog poo at homeless shelter

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White Space restaurant investigates after B.C. franchisee leaves load of dog poo at homeless shelter

White Space Hospitality has asked one of its franchisees to step motivate from day-to-day operations at a Penticton restaurant after the franchisee, Al Mansfield, left a load of dog poo on the walkway at the Compass Dwelling Safe haven that serves homeless folks.

The franchisee of a White Space restaurant in Penticton has apologized after dumping dog poop on the walkway of a neighbouring homeless shelter. (Google Streetview)

White Space Hospitality has asked franchisee Al Mansfield to step motivate from day-to-day operations at his Penticton restaurant after he left a load of dog poo on the walkway at a homeless shelter in the Okanagan city

The incident came about Tuesday morning and per Tony Laing, operator of Compass Dwelling Safe haven, Mansfield did not try and be sneaky referring to the deposit.

“He changed into once confronted when he did it. He did not try and withhold it a secret,” said Laing.

Warren Erhart, president of White Space Hospitality, sent CBC News a written assertion on Wednesday acknowledging the incident.

“The actions on Tuesday morning by Al Mansfield, a White Space franchisee in the Okanagan, had been disgraceful and in no system signify the values of White Space Hospitality,” said Erhart.

“We acknowledge the phenomenal severity of this disaster and can must be conducting a thorough investigation into this topic,” he said.

An image posted on social media reveals dog feces scattered along the pathway at Compass Dwelling Safe haven in Penticton, B.C., a facility for homeless folks. (Penticton Locals Helping Locals/Fb)

In conserving with Erhart, Mansfield has expressed disgrace and remorse, and has apologized for the incident.

A assertion attributed to Mansfield is posted on the news online page, Castanet. In it, the franchisee expresses embarrassment.

“I moreover apologize to the americans of Penticton for showing such callous push aside for the homeless residents in our community who are in most cases the most weak and deprived by blueprint of no fault of their very indulge in,” said Mansfield, adding that he “simply snapped” after finding human feces shut to his restaurant.

Laing said Mansfield has apologized to him, but he said if he had called the shelter, someone would have system to neat up the mess — even though it’ll also now not have had anything to attain with shelter company.

“We’re struggling in Penticton to work with all our neighbours and dealing with the homeless is a controversial disaster correct now,” said Laing, adding that anti-homeless sentiment in town and among city council contributors has been disappointing.

“It is sorrowful,” he said. “[But] right here is one other step up from the entirety that’s been done up to now.”