Eastern Districts watchdog

The Eastern Districts has a new organisation looking out for the interests of the animals in the district. The Protection of Animal Welfare Society for the Eastern Districts, or PAWS, held its first community dog wash at Turtle Nest Inn in Bodden Town on Sunday, 30 January.

According to Giuseppe Gatta, the organiser and one of the founders of the organisation, the event was a great success, with the Bodden Town community responding positively to the initiative.

A total of 23 dogs and puppies were washed, trimmed and checked over by more than 10 volunteers and members of St. Matthew School of Veterinary Medicine.

Some of the dog owners also agreed to have their pets spayed or neutered, and two puppies were also adopted.

“That is what it is all about,” said Mr. Gatta. “The most important thing is to make a difference in the animal’s life and to help the community by providing education to safeguard the pets in the neighbourhood”.

PAWS, a not-for-profit organisation, was founded by Susanne Gatta, Giuseppe Gatta, Alex Stewart and Marleine Gagnon, and aims to relieve the suffering of animals in need of care and attention in the Eastern Districts.

For more information on the organisation and its activities, call 947-3701 or email [email protected]


The volunteers and a couple of the pampered pooches pose for a picture.
Photo: Submitted

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