Arson, vandalism and theft hitting Six Nations dog kennels

A young dog who was rescued by program staff in January gave birth to five puppies (Supplied Photo)

By Lisa Iesse Writer SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND – Facing disturbing incidents of ongoing vandalism, and unprecedented service need, Six Nations’ animal wellness program keeps going beyond to help dogs and cats in need of protection and care. Since last summer, numerous incidents of vandalism and theft have haunted the program’s kennel site, located near the transfer station on Fourth Line. The most recent attack, on April 6th, saw an attempted arson that threatened the lives of four dogs who were inside. “It’s ongoing malicious and escalating vandalism,” Smith recently told Six Nations elected councillors at a public meeting. And the damage is not just affecting the program financially, said Smith, “it’s taking a huge toll on everyone’s mental health.” Smith said she doesn’t know why it’s happening but the…

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