Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE
March 9, 2016

Government of Yukon signs funding agreement with Humane Society Yukon

WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon will provide Humane Society Yukon with $22,000 in one-time funding to help address infectious disease risk and improve the heating system at the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter.

“The Government of Yukon is committed to promoting the humane treatment of domestic animals by supporting local humane societies and shelters,” Minister of Environment Wade Istchenko said.

The funding agreement will help the Whitehorse shelter to better prevent the spread of diseases such as parvovirus and coccidia, which have occurred several times over the past year. By installing new flooring the society will eliminate unsanitary cracks, which can lead to the spread and recurrence of infectious diseases.

The funding will also help support the replacement of the shelter’s oil boiler. An efficient new propane boiler system will provide reliable heating, reduce heating costs by 25 to 30 per cent and reduce the building’s greenhouse gas emissions.

“We are grateful to the Government of Yukon and to the public for their continued support of Humane Society Yukon and our facilities,” Humane Society Yukon president Brent Slobodin said. “By improving our facilities and providing more sanitary conditions, we are better able to foster a caring, compassionate atmosphere and promote humane and ethical care for Yukon animals.”

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Learn more: Humane Society Yukon

Contact:

Dan MacDonald
Cabinet Communications
867-393-6470
dan.macdonald@gov.yk.ca

Eric Clement
Communications, Environment
867-667-5237
eric.clement@gov.yk.ca

 

News Release #16-073