Humane Society set to rectify voucher mix up

Humane Society set to rectify voucher mix-up When a dog or cat is adopted from the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter in Whitehorse, the new owners should receive a spay/neuter voucher for pets not already spayed or neutered. The voucher program helps reduce th

When a dog or cat is adopted from the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter in Whitehorse, the new owners should receive a spay/neuter voucher for pets not already spayed or neutered. The voucher program helps reduce the pet overpopulation that all too often results in stray, unwanted or abused animals.

The voucher, which varies between $78 and $222 depending on the size of the animal, helps offset the cost of spaying or neutering at the owner’s chosen veterinary clinic.

It has just been brought to the attention of the Humane Society Yukon board of directors that close to 60 new pet owners did not receive a spay or neuter voucher for their adopted pet in 2011.

Therefore, the board advises the Yukon population that within the next two weeks, we will be calling all 60 pet owners on the deficiency list. We will offer reimbursement in accordance with the voucher price range cited above if the adopted pet has been spayed or neutered.

The board apologizes to their faithful patrons for this oversight and would like to wish everyone and their beloved pets a very happy, safe, and cozy holiday season!

Madeleine Girard

Humane Society Yukon