Yukon's housing crunch also being felt by pets


Cheryl McGrath says she just couldn’t keep up anymore. 

For the last decade, she’s been running the Yukon Animal Rescue Network (YARN) from her home in Watson Lake. She’s taken in hundreds of dogs over the years, and found them new homes in Yukon or elsewhere.

But this month, she had to stop taking in new animals. 

“It’s hard for me to give that up and to stop accepting animals. I’ve never had to stop intakes before in the 10 years I’ve been rescuing, I’ve just accepted whatever has come my way.”

McGrath runs YARN as a labour of love; she also works another full time job to pay the bills. 

“Every area of my life is behind. And you

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