NEWS & VIEWS
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THE HUMANE SOCIETY MAKES A SPLASH WITH SUMMER WORKSHOP
July 11-13, 2017
The latest edition of our Summer Workshop Sea For Yourself had our young participants learn to snorkel (Irie Safari at Champagne), dive (through the services of Dive Dominica) and administer CPR. They also had fun on the beach and in the sea at Suprise Beach Watersports!
KALINAGO TERRITORY SPAY AND NEUTER CLINIC
March 21, 2018
On March 21, 2018, The Humane Society of Dominica in collaboration with the Government Veterinary Unit held a free Spay and Neuter clinic in the Kalinago Territory, deeply affected by Hurricane Maria in September 2017. The wonderful team of veterinarians, assistant veterinarians and volunteers spayed/neutered 30 pets and gave the local school children a great opportunity to experience and learn about the importance of spaying/neutering as the first humane step in helping control roaming pet populations.
SOUTHERN DISTRICT SPAY AND NEUTER CLINIC
April 26, 2018
On Thursday, April 26, 2018 the Humane Society of Dominica is collaborating with REZDM and the Dominica Government Veterinary Unit to hold a spay and neuter clinic for the Southern District, deeply affected by Hurricane Maria in September 2017.
Following the destruction of 90% of the district’s homes and the displacement of families, domestic pet population has soared and the increase in the number of roaming cats and dogs has a direct impact on the ability of local wildlife such as small reptiles, iguanas and birds, to come back to their pre-hurricane levels.
In keeping with Dominica’s goal of becoming the first resilient island nation, able to rebuild and sustain its rich and balanced environment, this spay and neuter clinic is a first step, humane response to the pet population boom. With the participation of the local school children, the clinic will also be used by the Humane Society of Dominica and REZDM as a teaching tool about the importance of spaying and neutering for the long term control of local pet populations.