Our society treated 6,504 animals in its last reporting year
Stabroek News
March 11, 2004

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Dear Editor,

I refer to the letter captioned "Dogs deserve more care" (27-2-2004).

It is always refreshing to know that there are still many people who believe that our companion animals deserve better treatment.

The Guyana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA) has on several occasions sent the message, via the media (TV, radio, newspapers), the GSPCA newsletter and word-of-mouth, that the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) is responsible for removal of carcasses of animals from our roadways. Similarly, it's the responsibility of the M&CC to catch stray animals.

The writer of the letter states that "we may not be able to afford an animal hospital..." Please inform this caring person that the GSPCA has a greatly functional Clinic and Shelter that operates six days a week. The Clinic and Shelter has, in its last reporting year, seen 6,504 cases of animals in need of treatment, has administered 4,090 vaccinations and has found 506 homes for abandoned companion animals. In addition, in order to reduce the pet population, we have a spay neutering programme that members (and non-members) of the society can access for free!! The cost of membership is G$500.00.

Allow us, finally, to invite the author of the letter to become a member of the GSPCA. Perhaps he/she could even make a meaningful donation to the society so that the good work of the GSPCA is ensured of continuance.

Yours faithfully,

Shiromanie Isaacs

Honorary Secretary

The Guyana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals