Saint Lucia: HelpAWS welcomes two puppies to family; know their story here
Saint Lucia: HelpAWS welcomes two puppies to family; know their story here || Picture Courtesy: HelpAWS Facebook

Castries, Saint Lucia: HelpAWS, Help Animal Welfare in Saint Lucia, shared an update about two puppies who entered the organisation through a local breeder. The dog shelter took to social media and shared a video along with a heartfelt caption. “We often sugarcoat things so as not to offend anyone. We huddle together and try to come up with nice ways to spin horrible situations because the reality is often too awful & brutal to thrust into people’s faces,” the post by the organisation informed.

It further noted that the organisation fights the elements in Saint Lucia every day, and by elements, it meant humans as much as nature. Mother Nature, with all her power, is often kinder than a lot of humans they interact with as we advocate for the innocent animals on this island. “We can’t protect them from the blazing heat or torrential rains that fall from the sky or ensure they will be able to find food while roaming the streets, beaches and rain forests. The natural elements are completely out of our control & we accept that,” the social media post mentioned.

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HelpAWS outlined that, however, the human element is something the organisation refuse to accept, and the organisation will keep fighting for these animals no matter what it takes! When they are faced with a blatant disregard for life, abject cruelty, or complete selfishness, it’s really difficult to put sugarcoat it, according to the social media post by the dog shelter.

“These two puppies came into the shelter from a local “breeder”. With thousands of stray & unwanted animals already suffering in St. Lucia, some deliberately breed their animals to create MORE for profit. This breeder reached out to someone to take these two babies after he decided he didn’t want them anymore as they served no purpose to him, and he wasn’t able to sell them. He threatened that he would dump them, and sadly for the pups, this is exactly what he did. He took them and dumped them near a river,” the organisation, working for the welfare of the dogs, stated.

As per the post, they have bellies full of worms but are very friendly despite what has happened to them. It’s maddening to know that people can so easily dispose of a living, breathing thing without a second thought as to what’s gonna happen to it.

It concluded its message and said, “While we try to curb the issue of overpopulation, it’s hard to believe that there are those who purposely contribute to it. We are so thankful we are able to provide a safe place for these puppies and those to come, and that we have an amazing extended family who helps us continue to fight for these babies,” while appealing for the donations, it noted, “If someone would like to contribute to the animals in our care, please consider donating via Etransfer, PayPal or Zelle to donate@helpaws.com or via Venmo to @helpaws.”