Dog deserves a life

Dog deserves a life Open letter to Mayor Bev Buckway and city council: Please treat Trevor the dog fairly. He has never been declared a dangerous dog, yet he is labelled constantly in the media as one and treated that way. At present, there are dogs in

Open letter to Mayor Bev Buckway and city council:

Please treat Trevor the dog fairly. He has never been declared a dangerous dog, yet he is labelled constantly in the media as one and treated that way.

At present, there are dogs in Whitehorse that have been declared dangerous, yet these dogs and their owners are not in court like Trevor.

Trevor deserves a chance to live in the care of a loving owner and work with a competent trainer. Once a dog stops being abused and is loved, their behaviour changes and trust develops.

I have seen and been around Trevor many times in the care of his handler. He is a happy, friendly dog who responds and listens well. He wags his tail and loves to be petted. He is walked every day and has an owner Ð the Humane Society Ð and a home at the shelter. One could say Trevor and other dogs at the Mae Bachur Shelter are the lucky ones Ð there are many dogs in Whitehorse and in the Yukon who are tied 24 hours a day, never walked, never petted, alone, neglected or running loose in neighbourhoods near city streets and highways.

Trevor deserves a better chance. He is a young dog and was never declared a dangerous dog.

At the bare minimum, he deserves the same chance as other dogs who have been declared such.

Jan Slipetz

Whitehorse