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Animal Care Improved With Sandals Foundation Investment


The quality care and treatment provided to stray, lost or abandoned cats and dogs served by the St. Lucia Animal Protection Society has been significantly enhanced with some EC $12,400 investment in appliances to improve animal hygiene and nutrition.

As part of its mandate to support the continued development of Saint Lucian communities, the Sandals Foundation’s recently donated funds has helped in the purchase of a washing machine, tumbler dryer, refrigerator, freezer, cooker, and 3 fans to enhance the quality of care provided to the 60 animals on site.

Heidi Clarke, Executive Director at Sandals Foundation, says the philanthropic arm of the Sandals Resorts holds its commitment to the humane treatment of animals in high regard.

“Caring for our communities’ most vulnerable includes caring for animals in need. As an organization that is dedicated to creating opportunities and hope for adults and children, it is equally important for us to create a space of love, care and hope for our furry friends. We are proud to partner with organisations like SLAPS that dedicate themselves to this mission.”

Doretta Francois, Board Member at the St. Lucia Animal Protection Society says “the recent support will help make it so much easier for volunteers to care for animals. Looking after 60 dogs and puppies is hard work but the appliances from Sandals Foundation have made the tasks easier.  We can now store and cook food on site, wash soiled linens and keep medicines cool.  Our facility is cleaner and more efficient, and this makes the dogs healthier and happier.”

The Sandals Foundation has long been a platinum sponsor of SLAPS committing to an annual divestment of EC $9,000 to cover the cost of food, veterinary services and medication for the rescued animals as well as the organisation’s spay and neuter program.

SOURCE: Sandals Resorts. Headline photo: L-R Doretta Francois SLAPS; Heidi Clarke Sandals Foundation; Janelle Norville.

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  1. Dogs worth more than human lives? Try living on the salary that y’all provide to hotel workers smh. People still making five dollars an hour is modern day slavery.

  2. SLAPS have been doing good work for many years and so glad Sandals are supporting them. Many Lucians disregard and disrepect animals and their welfare. ALL creatures on this planet humans and animals deserve the best lives possible. @ Raise the Minimum Wage, take your issue to the Government, this article is not about that.

  3. The dogs and cats in St Lucia have much sweeter natures than many of the people. Good on you SLAPS and Sandals for looking after these vulnerable creatures who wish no harm on anyone and don’t deserve the cruelty that a lot of humans deliberately do to them.

  4. Sandals team up with Feed the Poor (PEOPLE) to eradicate poverty.

    Would love to see these Sandals staff in Constitution Park hugging and feeding the homeless and poverty stricken individuals.

    One of the Sandals, just one can make a big difference. We have 3 on island.

    Kitchen staff take it to your managers you all know the amount of wasted food which can be diverted tp human beings before animals.

  5. Re Article. I noticed that the hotel takes care of pets more than their Workers..
    The hotel’s should pay their workers a living minimum wage of $10+per hour.. Imagine! That’they are sharing the wealth with dogs and not Humans.. SHARE THE WEALTH with the workers by paying them a fair living wage ..
    Could you imagine that dogs are worth more than human in St Lucia?


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