The Cayman Islands Humane Society received a helping hand from SaxonMG earlier this year.
The society had a challenging start to the storm season when heavy rains in May caused flooding at the shelter, forcing the evacuation of the animals as well as causing damage to the shelter itself.
Responding to a request for help from the humane society to save the animal shelter, which houses close to 200 animals, SaxonMG launched a campaign to raise funds for repairs to the shelter and to help the cats and dogs housed there. The “Puppies fur Policies” initiative involved Saxon donating $5 to the humane society for every policy written from 24 May through 30 June. The campaign raised $3,430 for the shelter, which was presented to the humane society at the Island Living Show.
“We sincerely appreciate the donation from SaxonMG’s campaign. The funds were used to replace all the internal doors including a windowed reception door. All the shelter doors were replaced by custom made metal and composite doors that withstand exposure to water. Repairs were also done to the steps going up to the thrift shop. The humane society’s shelter is the lowest lying property in the area, and we know this will happen again, but now we have doors designed to withstand future flooding,” said Carolyn Parker, president of the humane society.
According to Brian Williams of SaxonMG, the company hopes that its fundraising effort will inspire other companies to assist the humane society.
“At Saxon, we are committed to giving back to the community through various efforts for charity, it was a pleasure to assist the Cayman Islands Humane Society in their goals to protect sheltered companion animals and we hope that this initiative will inspire other organisations and individuals island-wide to give back to the community as well. I know we helped so many animals with this initiative and the generous volunteers who work hard to keep the shelter a happy and safe place will be rewarded as well by having funds to further support the program,” he said.
Founded in 1971, the Cayman Islands Humane Society provides shelter, care and attention to homeless companion animals and proactively seeks out responsible and loving homes for each and every shelter resident. All animals adopted from the humane society are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and registered with the Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture.
Images of the dogs and cats up for adoption and foster care can be found on the humane society website or on their Facebook page.