With the Yukon Quest in full swing and the recent rescue of the malnourished sled dogs by the Humane Society Yukon, the members of the board of directors and staff of Mae Bachur Animal Shelter would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support.
Without the generous help of our fellow Yukoners, we would not have been able to care for the animals and keep our doors open.
The shelter board and staff would also like to remind animal owners who may fall on hard times that we do not place judgment on your situation. Our goals are to assist and educate in any way we can. If you choose to surrender your animal(s), we will care for them and work to find them a new home. Similarly, we ask the Yukon population to please remember that, like everyone else, dog mushers are not immune to situations where they may become unable to continue caring for their sled dogs.
That being said, we urge all animal owners to act responsibly and learn to recognize signs and symptoms of malnutrition. These include lack of energy, visible ribs and bones, diarrhea and vomiting, hair loss, arthritis and infections. Remember that whatever the reason may be for surrendering an animal, the shelter is a safe haven for animals when owners can no longer care for them.
The Mae Bachur Animal Shelter will always hold the doors open for anyone in need even though we are regularly full to capacity or above capacity. We will assist in any way we can when animal(s) need to be surrendered.
“There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people (and dogs) we can’t live without but have to let go.”- Author Unknown.
Humane Society Yukon, board and staff
Mae Bachur Animal Shelter