Saint Lucia: HelpAWS shares concern over increasing dog entries in shelter

Saint Lucia: HelpAWS shares concern over increasing dog entries in shelter

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Castries, Saint Lucia: The animal welfare organisation of Saint Lucia, HelpAWS, has recently raised concern over the increasing number of dog entries in the dog shelter. It outlined that the organisation has been still welcoming pups despite having less space.

The organisation, through social media, noted that it’s been less than a week since the organisation sent off 18 babies to Canada to find their forever families, and HelpAWS has already begun taking in more babies who are in desperate need of help. “After many weeks of waiting for these five new pups, we were finally able to take them in after they were left all alone by their mom,” the organisation mentioned.

“Because of how full we were, we weren’t able to take them in, but we’re thankful they were well cared for until we were now able to,” HelpAWS added.

According to the update, the dog shelter always speaks about how adopting from a rescue not only saves the lives of the ones that get adopted but also the lives of those who come after. These babies will now have somewhere safe to rest their heads and won’t ever have to wonder where their next meal will come from.

“Our intake list, as you can imagine, is more than a mile long with babies who need proper care, shelter and food, and we know in no time we will be filled to the brim again,” it further mentioned.

Earlier, on July 13, HelpAWS informed that on Monday, July 10, 2023, the dog shelter was finally able to send 18 babies to Canada. As many of you know, it has been a very stressful few months for all at HelpAWS.

“We’ve tried many times to send these pups to their forever and foster homes, but temperatures have just been too high. Finally, we had some good luck, and we were able to make that happen,” it added.

The social media post further stated that these babies had a very long journey, starting in St Lucia; they were flown to Miami and then driven from Miami to Canada. The volunteers can’t imagine how scared, confused and exhausted they must have all felt, but thankfully, they got there safe and sound and were given so much love and affection during their journey.

It also mentioned although all the volunteers in HelpAWS are so happy for the little fur babies to make it home to Canada, it is never easy to send them off. “We grow attached to these pups, watching them come in broken and scared but are so happy when they flourish into wonderful little dogs! But knowing they are with their forever and foster families, in addition to being able to make room for the many other pups in our care, definitely puts a smile on our faces,” it added.

With all that said, we still have 12 of our 18 pups that are in foster care. We wouldn’t have been able to send all these babies to Canada without all of those amazing families, but we know that those are not their forever families, and that’s where we need your help!

Furthermore, it was outlined that “If you or someone you know that lives in Canada would love to have a furry best friend, who has travelled all the way from our island, then please consider adopting our babies!!! We know all of our past and current adoptive parents will tell you how life-changing and wonderful it is to have a beautiful HelpAWS pup, and we couldn’t agree more.”

In conclusion, it appealed to the general public to support and adopt the pups.