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TO CLARIFY THE INFORMATION POSTED ON FACEBOOK THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 10th
HSY ASKS FOR THE COMMUNITY’S SUPPORT
Impact on HSY
Q: Why the need for a GoFundMe?
A: Because the budget has been impacted by costs imposed on HSY over which it had no choice.
Q: How was the target of $25,000 determined?
A: Total imposed costs to date are approximately $20,000.
Q: Is this inconsistent with the insurance deductible of $10,000 that has also been mentioned?
A: As these matters are ongoing, there is considerable uncertainly in what is covered by insurance and whether the deductible is once-only or not. HSY is working closely with its insurers but the final costs it has to incur remain uncertain.
Q: How can people feel confident their donations to HSY will not just be spent on lawyers’ fees?
A: People can feel confident that HSY did not choose any of this. HSY was simply carrying out its responsibilities to protect its staff. At most, in consulting with a lawyer early in the investigation process to ensure it conducted the investigation properly, HSY would have spent a few hundred dollars. Again, having to conduct an investigation was not chosen by HSY but forced upon it as a necessary response to complaints from 5 staff at the Shelter.
Other than this, HSY has only used legal advice to enable it to defend itself against a lawsuit.
HSY’s insurance coverage costs will likely increase by approximately $3,500 per year for a number of years as a result of having to defend itself in the Supreme Court of Yukon.
A further cost is the fees it will incur (again, not through its own choice) to complete its independent investigation.
Q: Will there be a proper financial accounting of these matters?
A: HSY is obligated under the Societies Act to submit annual financial reports to the Registrar. This will be done, in accordance with usual practice, at the end of the 2018-19 financial year. All revenues and expenditures, including expenditures forced upon HSY, will be accounted for.
HSY provides a vital service to all pet-lovers in the Yukon. Many people in the Yukon are the satisfied owners of pets they adopted through the Animal Shelter. The Animal Shelter is part of the fabric of Yukon life.
Without the Animal Shelter, the community in the Yukon would be missing an essential piece of the jigsaw, a vital part of its soul. It would somehow be a less humane community. That is why people volunteer, contribute, and participate by fostering and adopting animals.
Some key accomplishments of HSY over the past few years.
IN SUMMARY: WHY SUPPORT HSY?
HSY is a hard-working and dedicated Board, operating an Animal Shelter that has a great deal of good will in the community. It is being attacked and undermined by a small number of people who do not accept its right to operate the Animal Shelter under the Societies Act.
Operating an Animal Shelter is challenging. It requires many operational decisions about how to deal with animals and how to run a Shelter for them. We have to have an orderly workplace in which staff feel they will be safe and can carry out their responsibilities to take care of the animals at the Shelter.
Because we are a volunteer Board, we are always trying to do lots of things with limited resources. We are in good standing as a Society, which validates our standing as a Board that complies with its statutory requirements. We have made things better at the Shelter and with the Board compared to previous years.
This situation is not a repetition of events of 2012-13, that many people remember and sometimes refer to. HSY is in compliance with its requirements. If the Registrar raises any concerns about this with us, we will respond in a cooperative and solution-focused way.
It is those individuals who do not accept our right to manage the Shelter and the Society who are imposing totally unnecessary and unjustified legal costs on the Society.
Please support our efforts to protect staff and volunteers while exercising our responsibilities to serve the animals and the community.
Humane Society Yukon's Mission: is to
foster a caring, compassionate
atomosphere to promote humane ethical
and responsible pet ownership; and to
prevent cruelty to domestic animals.
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Humane Society Yukon-Mae Bachur Animal Shelter
Sunday - Monday: CLOSED | Tuesday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday: 12 pm - 6 pm | Thursday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Friday: 12 pm - 6 pm | Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
126 Tlingit Street Whitehorse, YT Y1A 6J2
Phone: (867) 633-6019
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