There was an accident across from Cowley Creek on Sunday. We would like to thank all the people who helped to make a horrible situation a little better.
Thank you to the woman who initially responded; you gave my partner and daughter a ride to get help. You let strangers in your vehicle and that really means a lot.
Thank you to the RCMP officers who tracked down my partner to ensure the driver and passenger were safe, and also that the dogs left in the vehicle were being taken care of. It is good to know that people were concerned and that the police helped protect the safety of my whole family.
Thank you to the truckers who stopped and blocked the road with your rigs; you helped my partner when our dog died and you offered comfort and sympathy. You helped retrieve the rest of our dogs and made sure they were safe. You don’t need us to tell you what good men you are, but I would like to anyway. Thank you so much for everything you did.
To the person who hit our dog: this was not your fault. Dogs that run loose get hurt and dogs on the highway get hit by cars, that is just a fact. The reason or situation does not matter, our dogs were on the highway. There was nothing you could do. If my partner was rude or spoke with anger, please understand it was only shock and grief.
We are just so grateful that neither yourself or your passenger were injured. In addition, we found debris that could only have come from your vehicle. We will pay for any damage or, if you wish to file an insurance claim, please contact us. You did everything you could for our dog and we thank you.
So many people stopped and offered assistance. You affirmed my faith in the goodness of people and made me realize there is still some real Yukon left in this big city of Whitehorse.
Our dog Luca came to us as a rescued two-year-old. He had no training, no manners and no couth. He had learned to sit, lie down, stay, he came when he was called except when he had ‘escaped.’ He was a work in progress and we loved him very much. A lot of things had to go perfectly wrong for events to unfold as they did. He was a big personality and a big presence in a little sprint-dog body. We are going to miss him for a long, long time.
Please spay and neuter your pets, please train your pets, please support the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter and your local humane society.
Gwen Wain and Cody Doerksen
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