We just received this appeal today - relayed by Bonnie Dawson from Hay River. Please feel free to circulate.
If you have any questions, Bonnie can be reached through her website http://bonniedawson.com/
Today I received an email from the Hay River By-Law Officer requesting my help in getting both dogs and cats that have been at the Town shelter too long relocated out of the NWT to shelters elsewhere where they would stand a better chance of finding forever homes. There is no room left to take in any more animals if found as strays, abandoned or injured.
I have requested more information, i.e. # of cats and # of dogs involved, as well as pictures if possible. (I just spoke to him and he should have the exact #'s to me likely by the weekend).
I do not want to see any of these animals having to be put down.
If anyone is able to help, by accepting any of these animals, please contact me ASAP.
To quote the By-Law Officer "We are looking for places that will not charge the Town any monies and will hopefully cover all, or at least some of the shipping charges to send the dogs and cats to them and also pay the shipping charges to return the crates back to us."
I am sure that arrangements on the above quoted may be discussed further.
This is an URGENT request.
Please circulate this widely. Remember the NT does not have shelters as does other provinces, we have only 3 small shelters where volunteers care for the animals; and only one veterinary hospital located in Yellowknife. We have no resident vets to perform humane euthansia if it comes down to that...hopefully it won't.