Castries, Saint Lucia: HelpAWS, a dog shelter organisation based in Castries, Saint Lucia, shares the bad experience of two little babies who were welcomed by the organisation after going through rough conditions. The organisation penned down an emotional post and emphasised that little pups are going through a lot in the small island nation of the Caribbean region.
“How many times shall we tell the same story about abandoned, dejected animals, barely hanging on to life, abused and neglected, and left alone at such a young age without the safety and security of a provider and protector?” the post by the organisation read.
The organisation further asserted that too many times, here HelpAWS is again. The two little boys have obviously had a rough beginning and have a rough road ahead. They come to the shelter severely malnourished and dehydrated – so terribly thin, the outline of their skeleton is clearly visible under their flea and tick-ravaged skin.
It also claimed that they represent the “lucky” ones, meaning someone cared enough to pluck them from their hiding spot and bring them to the shelter where the organisation can hopefully nurse them back to health. There are thousands more roaming the streets, hiding under piles of metal or trash, desperately trying to survive in an environment that cares so little for them.
“We try to focus on the “wins”. More than 3000 little lives have come through HelpAWS and made their way to forever families and happily ever afters. Yet, for everyone we rescue, we know there are hundreds more who will never be blessed with the comfort of a warm bed, full belly, or the security and love that comes with being a cherished part of a family unit,” the dog shelter mentioned.
“And it’s sad,” it furthermore expressed.
Meanwhile, the organisation highlighted the importance of the donations and mentioned, “But we can’t do this without you. It’s that simple. Although we can provide the temporary love and care these little ones need in order to heal and have a good life, love doesn’t pay the bills, and unfortunately, we can’t keep every single one that crosses our paths. As costs continue to rise, we count on donations from the public to help keep the shelter open and adopters to adopt so we can save more lives. If you’re interested in adopting, please visit our website, or if you’d like to donate, please consider donating to [email protected] using e-transfer, PayPal or Zelle or to @helpaws via Venmo.”