Animal wellness program gets funded, but vandalism hitting program kennels

Six Nations is planning to fund and look into the maintenance of its Animal Wellness program. The program hasn’t had a long-term funding source since 2021, but Six Nations Elected Council (SNEC) passed a motion to give the program $290,000 as a result of 2023 /24 Economic Development Management Agreement. Kelly Gordon, Portfolio Lead for Health Services told SNEC’s April 15th finance meeting the program was funded through Ontario First Limited Partnership (OFNLP) funds prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, but was transferred to the Health Services Department in 2021 where they were able to fund the program with excess COVID-19 funding, but funding for the 2023-2024 fiscal year was up in the air. “Within our department we are quite limited. There’s not a lot of surplus, to our knowledge. Within…

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