SLAPS Seeks As­sis­tance

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Saint Lu­cia An­i­mal Pro­tec­tion So­ci­ety (SLAPS) was founded in 1998 and works for the wel­fare of an­i­mals through­out the is­land. The or­ga­ni­za­tion re­lies on the time and ef­fort of vol­un­teers and is funded solely through do­na­tions, spon­sor­ship and fund-rais­ing events.

SLAPS is presently with­out a per­ma­nent fa­cil­ity to care for an­i­mals. Cur­rently, dogs and pup­pies in need of nur­ture are fos­tered at the home of ca­nine-car­ing mem­bers. Cats and kit­tens are taken in by var­i­ous fe­line-fan­cy­ing sup­port­ers un­til such time as per­ma­nent, good homes can be found for the an­i­mals.

SLAPS, with the as­sis­tance of some lo­cal vet­eri­nary sur­geons, tries to neuter as many cats and dogs as pos­si­ble in or­der to keep down the num­bers. The so­ci­ety also en­deav­ors to as­sist with feed­ing pro­grammes and with med­i­cal care for sick or in­jured an­i­mals, whether they be strays or the pets of loving own­ers who can­not af­ford the full cost of treat­ment.

Fund-rais­ing events in­clude reg­u­lar quizzes and a quar­terly flea mar­ket. The next mar­ket will be on Satur­day 29th Novem­ber from 9 am un­til 1 pm in front of the Aquatic Cen­tre in Rod­ney Bay. All are in­vited to drop in, pick up bar­gains and learn more about the so­ci­ety.

SLAPS is al­ways search­ing for car­ing peo­ple who are will­ing to adopt an­i­mals. Fea­tured are some of the dogs and pup­pies presently in our care. If you are ca­pa­ble of tak­ing in one or more of th­ese de­light­ful crea­tures (or a cat or kit­tens) and pro­vid­ing them with a nur­tur­ing en­vi­ron­ment, please con­tact Pam or Francine on 457 5277 or 721 1976.

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