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It has been a good year at the animal shelter. Click here to download a full report (432Kb PDF)
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We are having the SPOTT programme again this year on 14th and 15th November. Free Clinics sponsored by the Humane International Society and TTSPCA Tobago. We will have 12 Vets working at the Clinics at HOPE FARM and The Shelter Clinic.
We are excited at the Tobago SPCA to share with you the following news. You may also click here to download our latest report on the SPOTT project.
Together with Trinidad SPCA and Animal Welfare Network we are embarking on a 3 year Programme to set up Free Clinics in targeted communities to spay/neuter animals. The object is to spay at least 65 – 70% of the female dog population, which HSI advises, is the target percentage to keep dog population stable.
A field hospital will be set up in the chosen community (Crown Point-Lowlands has been chosen).
Apart from the free spays we intend to vaccinate, worm and provide other basic treatments and advice to the population.
We are also working on a Humane Education and other Public Awareness Programmes to make people more conscious of the advantages of the free clinics.
Our free clinic will be held on 16th, 17th and l8th October 2008.
Dr. Michael Downes, one of our vets, has had experience of co-coordinating a similar exercise in Goa, India and will be the main co-ordinator of this project with local assistance from the Tobago House of Assembly. A SPOTT project team has been formed to cover communications, education and veterinary services materials and equipment and manpower.
The HSI will be on the Island assisting physically and financially.
- We struggle on at the Shelter but there have been improvements:
- We have a full time Manager
- We built a new Cattery and Kittery
- We upgraded the Clinic and installed an A/C unit.
- We built an additional puppy run.
- The Building has been painted, new doors installed, the entrance brightened ,with skylights allowing more light in.
- Our Clinic is staffed by vets on a continual basis so we are able to offer a splendid service to the animals of Tobago.
- We are working on our next project: Building boarding kennels to help generate much needed funds to keep our Shelter afloat.
- We have embarked on an Education Programme in the Primary Schools
- have been tiled.
- We have built a new puppy area.
- We have a new computer and a new van.
Day to day life at the Shelter is unpredictable and often we get boxes of cute pups or kittens dumped outside the gate, because people do not want them, or dogs that have been mistreated so all we can do is humanely euthanize them.
But at the end of the day we are here…. to make the world a better place for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Puppy Run 2010
PLEASE think of the animals in need of OUR help!!!!
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