Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mae Bachur FACTS:

Did you know…Mae Bachur Animal Shelter uses 6, 5.38lt bottles of bleach everyday to keep the shelter clean and safe from viruses? It takes a lot more than bleach to keep the building in good repair and the animals safe and happy on a daily basis. This summer help the Humane Society with their various administrative and animal needs. Visit www.humanesocietyyukon.ca to see a list of what they are looking for or call 633-6019 for more information.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Special Fundraisers...

Did you know…On average, there is one child every week who brings in donations that they requested of their friends instead of gifts for their birthday? Doesn’t it just make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? The warm and fuzzy animals at Mae Bachur thank the young fundraisers of Whitehorse!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Permanent home needed for a very special dog

Trevor is a playful, rambunctious Shepherd-cross who requires ongoing positive guidance, support and training as he learns to respond appropriately to new and anxiety-producing situations.
Trevor gets along well with most other dogs, and he has been well socialized with many dogs of various sizes. He is excitable around cats and would do best in a cat-free home.
Could this be you?
Are you comfortable using positive, gentle training methods and working with large breed dogs?
Do you have a kind heart, plenty of patience, a calm home, and a desire to bring out the best in animals which have had a terrible start in life?
Are you willing to approach your local authority (such as a local Bylaw office, Local Advisory Council, or municipal council) to obtain their consent to have Trevor living with you? (This is a court requirement, if Trevor is to live outside Whitehorse.)
Are you willing and able to take whatever safety precautions the Court and your local authorities require, such as the use of a leash and muzzle whenever you have Trevor out in public?
If you can answer Yes to all of the above, then we need you… Trevor needs you!
Trevor’s special circumstances
Trevor had a rough start in life. He spent his early years on a chain, and his collar was embedded in his neck by the time he was rescued by a Whitehorse Bylaw officer early in 2009. He received veterinary care, then was transferred to the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter (Humane Society Yukon) in Whitehorse, where he lived for a few months before he found an adoptive home. Unfortunately, that adoptive home did not work out. The adoptive owner gave Trevor away to a family member who would not have been able to meet the Humane Society’s adoption requirements. In the summer of 2009, this new caregiver surrendered Trevor to the City Pound after Trevor bit his landlord on the elbow.
Trevor was slated for euthanasia at the City Pound, until a Whitehorse resident obtained a Court injunction and asked that Trevor be returned to Humane Society Yukon. Trevor’s case quickly gained national and international attention, as Trevor became a ‘poster boy’ for compassionate animal care.
The Judge ruled that the Humane Society was indeed Trevor’s legal owner, as the adoptive owner had breached her contract by giving Trevor away. The Judge ordered the City to return Trevor to the Humane Society, and the City and the Humane Society were tasked with finding a qualified assessor to examine Trevor’s behaviour and see if he could be rehabilitated.
Trevor’s assessor, Dr. Shelley Breadner from Saanichton, BC, determined that Trevor would do well in the right home, but he has lifelong anxiety issues that will need to be carefully managed, as he will remain a bite risk if exposed to anxiety-inducing circumstances. Trevor’s main worry seems to be a direct approach by strangers, particularly if they reach for his head. For this reason, Trevor is required to wear a muzzle and be kept on a leash when he is out in public.
Late in 2010, after more than a year of court proceedings, and extensive training and socialization for Trevor, the Humane Society was finally granted full custody of Trevor, and as much time as we need to find him a suitable home. In the meantime, he continues to live at the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter, and he spends a good part of each day in the company of the people he has bonded with over the course of this ordeal. Every day, we hope we are a step closer to finding Trevor his forever home.
For more information, please contact Humane Society Yukon via the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter, 126 Tlingit Street, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A6J2. (867)633-6019. shelteradmin@northwestel.net.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Christmas in July at Mae Bachur Animal Shelter

Mae Bachur Animal Shelter has begun a summer fundraising Drive to raise $40,000 for the repair and maintenance of the Shelter facility, and we need your help!

We've named this event "Christmas in July" because we have an oversized stocking at the shelter that we would like to fill with gifts and dontations leading up to July 25th.

There are several items we need regularly, sometimes on a daily and sometimes weekly basis. In additi...on to this, we need items to help with the administration and maintenance of the building, afterall, we need the building in good working order and the people running it so that our residents can have a safe and efficient place to be adopted from!

So pick 1 item or 10 , and we will gladly accept your donation and provide you with a tax receipt should you require one.

Kennel Sponsorships are available for our 18 indoor dog and 17 cat kennels as well as the larger outdoor kennels. Sponsorships come with a plaque attached to the kennel, thanking you for your support and allowing the community to see your business cares about the animals! Call 633-6019 for more info.

Bleach - needed daily - approx. 3, 5.38 litre jugs per day
Technical Puppy food - available at the Feed Store, Pet Junction
Technical Cat food
Technical Dog adult food
Multipurpose 8x11 paper
paper shredder
Plumbing repair
Heating/Boiler repair
Ventilation repair
Cat and Dog Outdoor Kennel repair
Computer repair and networking
2 line telephone replacement
Dog outdoor kennel - re-leveling
And good, old fashion CASH is always welcome as well.
633-6019 for more information

You can also visit our website at www.humanesocietyyukon.ca and make a donation through paypal for your convenience.See More

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sunstroke Music Festival: Fundraiser for Mae Bachur Animal Shelter

Sunstroke Music Festival is the premiere summer music festival in downtown Whitehorse. Each year, the event takes place at Shipyards Park. We liaise with many businesses, agencies and volunteers to successfully carry out the event. Sunstroke has grown exponentially since its inception in 2006, and has an incredible impact on local businesses, Yukoners and visitors alike. In our inaugural year, we had 600 patrons attend. Last year, we had 2,000 people in attendance! All revenue raised from Sunstroke is donated to the Humane Society Yukon.

In 2010, Sunstroke expanded for the very first time in 5 years to a 2-day festival. Each year, we offer free kids activities, including face painting, animal balloons, interactive clowns, and specially-programmed children’s musicians. Our wide selection and variety of musical genres are programmed to attract a diverse audience, while also showcasing our incredibly vibrant local music scene. When not inside the tent enjoying the entertainment, or a cold, refreshing beverage from our beer gardens, people dine at one of our many vendors. It is important to us to invite a collective of artists with locally made goods.

Sunstroke 2011 will take place at Shipyards Park on Friday, June 24, 2011, from 3:00 pm to midnight, and on Saturday, June 25, from noon until midnight. Tickets are available only at the front entrance. Adults = $30/day, Students/Seniors = $20/day, Kids Under 12 are Free.

For more information, find us on Facebook or contact Triple J’s Music at jjjmusiccafe@klondiker.com

Friday, June 3, 2011

Dogs riding in backs of trucks

Summer is almost here! And along with it, the season when so many dogs ride in the back of pick-up trucks. Dogs riding in the back of pickup trucks may look like they’re having fun. With nose testing the wind and ears flopping, the dogs seem to enjoy the trip. And they get to go with their masters, after all…….

Whether your dog enjoys the ride or not, he/she is in great danger riding in an open truck bed. If you hit a bump, swerve to avoid an obstacle, or brake suddenly, the dog could easily fly out of the truck. If the fall doesn’t injure or kill the dog, it is likely that another car will. And in an attempt to avoid hitting the fallen dog, another driver may cause ensuing accidents. Carrying dogs in pickups poses a threat to both the animal and other motorists. Simply tying the dog to the truck bed is not enough. Ropes and leashes become nooses if the dog should be jolted out of the truck. And the wind whipping through the dog’s ears is full of dirt, debris, and gravel that can lodge in the eyes, nose, or ears and cause serious damage. Take your dog along for the ride. But let him/her ride secured in the front with you or in a kennel in the truck bed. Your dog will enjoy the trip a lot more if he/she doesn’t have to fight for his/her life against gravity, momentum, and traffic to get there.

Summer Heat Warning:

Even though warnings go out every year, hundreds of dogs die needlessly each year after being left in vehicles during the warm weather.
NEVER take your dog along with you while running errands or shopping during warm weather months. Even if the temperature feels comfortable to you, the problem is that a car acts like a greenhouse allowing heat to build up inside, even with the windows partially open.
Temperatures inside a vehicle can very quickly reach well over 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Farenheit) in a very short time; dogs can only tolerate this temperature for a very short time (less than 10 minutes) before suffering irreparable brain damage or death. Beating the heat is hard for your dog as they do not have sweat glands and the only way to rid their bodies of excess heat is to pant – which is not the most effective way to cool off.

Have a safe and fun summer for both you and your pet by not leaving them in unattended vehicles. And remember – they are already wearing a fur coat!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fundraisers needed!

Humane Society Yukon’s Board of Directors is approximately half way through its one year term. The Board is hoping to recruit one or two new board members who will mesh well with the current board, and who can help with fundraising and grant proposal writing. If you are interested, please send an expression of interest to Jordi Mikeli-Jones, President, HSY, c/o shelter@northwestel.net. Thank you for supporting the Humane Society!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bella Fund Increased by $500

Thanks to everyone who went on Facebook and "liked" Unity Clothing, they raised $500 for the shelter's Bella Fund. For those of you who don't know, the Bella Fund is for shelter animals who require more than the usual medical treatments.

Dexter is next in line for the Fund and all the money raised will go to him and any future animals who need help.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Top Ten Toxins In 2010

OK, our title is a little light but this is a serious post. The ASPCA has put together its Top Ten list of pet toxins for last year.

1. Human medications
2. Insecticides.
3. Rodenticides.
4. Human food.
5. Veterinary medications.
6. Chocolate.
7. Household toxins.
8. Plants.
9. Herbicides.
10. Outdoor toxins.

For more details on the list check out:

There are many things that are toxic to pets, always keep potentially dangerous substances away from your animals.