The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is working diligently to ensure the safety of all community members during this trying time. However, there have been multiple reports of dogs being allowed to run loose, which have resulted in community members being bitten by dogs while the person is walking, or jogging on the roadway.

At this time, to protect and maintain the safety of the community, the Conservation program will be instructed to capture any dog that is seen running loose.

Due to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), community members are unable to enter community buildings and staffing capacity is limited. Please be notified that any animals picked up by the Conservation Program will be immediately sent to the pound: dogs will not be returned to their owners, nor will owners be contacted.

We want to keep our animals safe and we are asking you to do the same. We also want to ensure that community members, particularly young children who are outside in their yards during the quarantine, remain safe and not severely injured due to avoidable animal bites.

We are looking to the community and pet owners to be part of the solution. Please tie up your pets to ensure that everyone remains safe.