The town signed a contract with the Ontario Humane Society for Animal Control. A lot was sold to the Society for a shelter to be built for the nominal sum of $5,000.
When the time came to renew the contract, the price increased substantially. Questions were asked. Answers were not provided.
The Council hamner was inundated with financial donors of the Humane Society in support of Managerial demnds substantially ore money.
We heard at the time ,even the Premier of the Province was unable to obtain information about the financial status of the Humane Society.
Romours were rampant about the high life style of the manger..
A Councillor a an executive member ofthe local branch of the Humane Societyy. Even he knew nothing of finances.
As a private not-for-profit corporation ,the Humane Society answered to no-one for their finncial operation.
The town cancelled the contract. A private group, Kennel Inn offered a service . We went with that.
For several years they endured regualr harassment from the Hmane Society. They provided twenty-seven years of satisfactory service,
pidtaxes to the town and provided fourteen jobs. . .