Saint Lucia: The Charitable Organisation of Saint Lucia, HelpAWS, has recently shared an update regarding the entry of little furballs into the family. On December 9, they welcomed six sweet little furballs into the HelpAWS family. A resident of the island found the pups after they had been dumped by a stadium up north. Not wanting to see them struggling to survive, a volunteer intervened and took the pups into her home, but she couldn’t keep them.
Although it’s always a strain to add more mouths to feed, they knew it was important to get them into the shelter and properly vetted and cared for before anything tragic could happen to them, like many before. The sooner they are rid of fleas, ticks, and worms, the better their lives will be! “These sweethearts are on the road to happily ever after, and we are excited to watch them grow and thrive,” it stated.
While recalling the starting times of the organisation, “When I think back to the early days of HelpAWS, I remember how hectic it was if we brought in 12 puppies in a month. Back then, it was mostly just me, rescuing and sheltering the pups in our bathroom, spare bedroom and, often, even under my bed, and relying on my contacts back home in Canada to eventually get them adopted out (except the six dogs and six cats I couldn’t part with). LOL,” it stated.
“But these days, it has become quite common for us to bring in more than a dozen pups a week, or sometimes even in a matter of days. Now that word has spread on the island that our shelter doors are open, there isn’t a day that goes by without some sort of call for action,” it added.
Furthermore, HelpAWS’ post read, “If you would like to assist with the cost of their care, donations can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org using e-transfer, Zelle, or PayPal, or to @helpaws using Venmo. We truly appreciate the ongoing support. We couldn’t do without you!”