New wheels for the humane society

The Cayman Islands Humane Society
will be rolling in style thanks to the donation of a new van.

The vehicle was donated by the
Boris Family Foundation, represented by Owen Boris.

“Our family foundation is making
this contribution of this beautiful truck to the Humane Society, not only for
the love of animals but for the opportunity to contribute back to this Island
that has allowed us to conduct a business here for 12 years,” said Mr. Boris.

He also expressed his thanks to the
Cayman Islands Government, which waived the duty on the vehicle in order to
keep the costs to a minimum.

Vampt Motors were also instrumental
in getting the vehicle for the Humane Society.

“Mr. Boris approached us a few
months ago and said there was the need for a new vehicle for the Humane Society
so we worked closely with him to get the vehicle specced the way they want to
fill their needs. We worked with the manufacturer to get the best price we
could and after a few months of hard work it is right here,” said Adam Lawson,
sales manager at Vampt Motors.

The van, which was provided at cost
by Vampt Motors, includes a number of special features for the Humane Society,
including air conditioning in the back of the vehicle to keep any animals being
transported more comfortable.

Carolyn Parker, president of the
Humane Society, was very excited about the new vehicle and what it would mean
to the Humane Society.

“This is one of the most wonderful
things to happen for the Humane Society, a brand new vehicle purposely built
for us and it is going to make transporting the animals a lot safer and more
comfortable and we’re so delighted with Mr. Boris’ generosity, it’s just overwhelming,”
she said.

The Humane Society is also in the
process of acquiring a stretcher to be used with the van in order to ease the
transport of injured animals to the vet.

Ms Parker said the vehicle would
also be a great boon to the Humane Society’s spay and neuter campaign.

“We need people to come in and book
an appointment if they have an animal that needs spay or neuter, and if needed
this van can come out and pick that animal up and bring it back,” she said.

The new van has been given the same
graphics treatment as the current Humane Society van, which serves as a rolling
billboard for the Humane Society and its spay and neuter campaign.

Mr. Boris hopes the donation will
help to raise awareness of the work the Humane Society does, as well as inspire
other individuals and businesses to become involved.

“It’s not only for the love of
animals – it is our way of giving back to this community.

Perhaps other companies and
individuals will realise that the Humane Society subsists on donations,” said
Mr. Boris.

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Adam Lawson of Vampt Motors and Owen Boris of the Bo-ris Family Foundation hand over the new van to Carolyn Parker, Humane Society president and Twila Escalante, Humane Society shelter liaison.
Photo: Eugene Bonthuys
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