The future of the Gananoque and District Humane Society could be very short. The no kill animal shelter, which is mainly run by volunteers and a handful of paid employees gets funding from the community through special fundraisers but has recently discovered that it just isn’t enough. At Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting representatives came to council asking for some help in any way they could. Mayor Ted Lojko said that council would help out and will get a plan together.
The Humane Society saw an increase in the amount of animals dropped off at the shelter in 2018. With that increase, all animals fixed and microchipped upon arrival, more veterinarians were brought in which added to the costs. The shelter will also be going to the Township to see if funding can be made available as well.