SLAPS President appeals for young volunteers

SLAPS President appeals for young volunteers

Saint Lucia Animal Protection Society (SLAPS) President, Pamela Devaux,  has issued a call for young volunteers to help the organization with its animal care and rescue activities.

“We are looking for young volunteers because we need people to help walk the dogs, bathe the dogs, help with the feeding, help with the cleaning up of the poop,” she told the Times.

The SLAPS President explained that most of the organisation’s current volunteers are seniors.

Devaux said while the seniors are very happy to help, it is a lot of physical work.

“We would really like to get – especially with the holidays coming up, some teenagers who care about animals to come and help us,” the SLAPS president stated.

She disclosed that the non-profit organization currently cares for about seventy dogs several times a day.

Devaux said the animals have to be fed, checked and given medication daily.

“We could do with a young team of volunteers – it doesn’t matter how many because everybody can’t come every day. If we got a dozen that would be fantastic,” the SLAPS official declared.

She told the Times that volunteers do not need to be available all day but can come for a few hours or only on weekend.

“Whatever time they have to spare – just to help out,” Devaux said.

According to her, there are many benefits to being a volunteer.

“It gives them some responsibility, it teaches them empathy – they are doing something for the country as well as for the animals,” the SLAPS President observed.

She noted that there is currently a big volunteer push in the United States.

“I think it would be nice to see some of that in Saint Lucia – whether it is pertaining animals, children or older people- people doing something to help somebody other than themselves. It is good for the soul – it’s good for them,” Devaux told the Times.

She noted that young volunteers could tell prospective employers that they have given back to the community.

“It has benefits all way round,” Devaux asserted.

 

8 Comments

  1. Angella
    June 26, 2017 at 11:17 am Reply

    Can I get the phone number for this place please

  2. sharon terrell
    June 26, 2017 at 11:24 am Reply

    That’s a good initiative.Its a way for our young people to learn how to care and love something,they will learn about control how,about dependability.Our young people are neglected.they are the forgotten children of their generation.We have to include the young people stkp negligence.Its biting us.So i hope that the SLAPS would have some type of Animal campaign or educational program to help st.lucians not just the young but old also we need to educate our people about animal rights and abuse.We need to teach them how to love,they are to cold.So i hope people of all ages,size,gender,religion and creed participate.

  3. Biggz
    June 26, 2017 at 12:04 pm Reply

    Ummm, the yutes want jobs, car, house, land, marriage, not a spade full of dog mess cmon , kill all the dags specially those in the streets messing everwhere yuk!

    1. Anonymous
      June 26, 2017 at 2:48 pm Reply

      Did it occur to you that it would teach them skills , responsibilities AND it is something that can be mentioned on a resume?
      There are companies especially foreign based ones who have high regard for persons who volunteer.

  4. don't think dog poop has money
    June 26, 2017 at 12:35 pm Reply

    They will still have crime ,with no income smh

  5. 333
    June 26, 2017 at 1:16 pm Reply

    Please include this as a form of community service for the petty criminals or the criminals even. We are paying to much to maintain them at bordelais.

  6. Jenn Moore
    July 1, 2017 at 4:34 pm Reply

    She is truly and amazing women. With a big heart towards dogs and all animals.

  7. Jenn Moore
    July 1, 2017 at 4:37 pm Reply

    She is truly and amazing women. With a big heart towards dogs and all animals. She has the best intentions and dogs all over the world are spayed and neutered and are kept as house pets. Killling or hurting a dog in Canada is a crime punishable by law!

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