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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Help Windjammer Landing, St Lucia, run a feral cat neutering programme

Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia
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Calling all Windjammer Landing visitors and owners! ****AND anyone who would like to help the St Lucia feral cat problem**** Please help prevent the over-population of cats at this lovely resort. If we do it, other resorts may copy and eventually the whole island will be a better place.

Like so many resorts in St Lucia, Windjammer Landing has a large number of uninvited feral/stray cat residents. The more of these cats that get removed, the more come in from outside the resort. And they all keep having kittens - they can’t help it!! They are over-populating the island. They have miserable lives - many kittens dying from disease and malnourishment. The only humane way to stop the feral cat population from continually increasing is to neuter them. SLAPS and Helpaws do a great job of offering free neutering of strays outside resorts. We need to tackle the resorts too. See also: http://thevoiceslu.com/2015/10/400-dogs-cats-neutered-and-spayed/

Windjammer Landing Resort, and local animal charity SLAPS are joining forces to conduct a Trap -Neuter- Release programme in summer 2018. We aim to treat around 30 cats which will then stay at Windjammer in healthier conditions. Their job will then be to guard the territory and keep new cats away. I am one of the time share owners and I am donating one of my weeks as vet accomodation. I am trying to raise the funds for the materials and medicine. The traps can be re-used for another session.

Cost breakdown: US$1,000 for the traps and US$1,500 for medical supplies. This is calculated by Helpaws who did a similar programme at Anse Chastanet. (See Helpaws.com and their Facebook page).

I hope especially that those who have enjoyed Windjammer may be willing to help make the resort an even better place for all residents!

If we don’t reach our target funding we will use the funds raised to do as much as we can to improve the feral cat situation at Windjammer: fewer neuters, vet inspections, medication, whatever the vets and Helpaws and Windjammer agree is best. You will be kept imformed here and also by Windjammer.

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  • Karen England25 days ago
    Karen England

    Karen England

    25 days ago
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    Our plan (to be confirmed) is to conduct neutering during week of 2nd Sept. We need help from staff and any willing visitors to capture the cats in traps or, if socialised, by manually putting them in a crate. Males and females will be neutered and will have a small tattoo to show they are ‘done’. The local charity SLAPS is trying to arrange it so we can use their surgery and vets. They are brilliant and deserve a lot of support as they are massively under-resourced but so helpful. I’ll keep you posted. Thanks everyone!

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  • Karen England1 month ago
    Karen England

    Karen England

    1 month ago

    Thank you so much to all of you for helping to make this happen. Funds are coming in from you generous people and I am delighted that we are about halfway there. I will keep you posted with developments. We can definitely make an impact with what you have given already. Thank you so much. Karen Xxxx

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Page last updated on: 7/27/2018 4:38 PM

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  • Patty O'Quinn

    Patty O'Quinn

    Jul 14, 2018

    Amazing iniative thank you

    £30.00

  • Rupert

    Rupert

    Jul 10, 2018

    This takes a big perspective & heart to do.Thanks on behalf of all moved by plight of WJL cats, your humane solution enables us to act too! Option: WJLcatFund jar @ shops/bars to add to WJL donation?

    £250.00

  • Debbie Herendeen-Eckers

    Debbie Herendeen-Eckers

    Jul 8, 2018

    Karen, Thank you for raising the awareness and assuring this is handled in a humane way.

  • Mary Young

    Mary Young

    Jul 8, 2018

    Thank you for caring about the animals at WJL. here have always been cats, but their conditions are worse and in January I saw 2 dogs on the property in horrible shape.I hope management at WJL notice

    £75.05

  • Nancy Hilton

    Nancy Hilton

    Jun 21, 2018

    Excellent Karen. We wanted to do this a couple of years ago but you have done it. Thank you sooo much.

    £100.00

  • Wendy Miles

    Wendy Miles

    Jun 18, 2018

    Karen as I said in my note to you "one person can make a difference". Thank you for leading the charge!

    £25.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 15, 2018

    This is a great initiative which we are glad to support. Well done!

    £30.00

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