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    Weʼve raised £1,235 to Help Windjammer Landing, St Lucia, run a feral cat neutering programme

    Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia
    Funded on Monday, 3rd September 2018

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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 England3 months ago
      Karen England

      Karen England

      3 months ago

      17 October 2018. Next instalment! Slightly better this time. 10 cats neutered. 8 in a couple of days while Scott (MD) was around to oversee Windjammer responsibilities. But only 2 were done in his absence. In total so far we have done 12 cats. They are identified by a small clip in one ear. BUT: SLAPS and Scott have agreed to continue neutering on a low key, few at a time basis. Also we’ll have another week with a vet in residence. So we have achieved a start to an ongoing process. This is excellent. THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN

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    • Karen England4 months ago
      Karen England

      Karen England

      4 months ago

      Hello again supporters of Windjammer cat neutering. A further update. We are having another go, thanks to the persistence of Francine from SLAPS (see Facebook page: St Lucia Animal Protection Society). The key week is the week beginning 7 October (week 40). The vet will also be around for a few additional days within period 2-16th October. So with a bit of luck we shall be more successful this time! If you are around, you might like to ask how it’s going. I will let you know! Thanks to those who emailed WJL - I think it helped! 🙂👍

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    • Karen England4 months ago
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      Karen England

      4 months ago

      Oops sorry the email address should have been: dluchka@ellisdon.com As well as sseger@windjammer-landing.com And anyone else you know!!

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    27

    • 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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