Volunteers of all ages came out to support the Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts “Shampooch” community dog wash hosted by George Town Primary on Sunday, Oct. 25.
“It was a great morning and a great way to get into the community and offer advice, education and assistance to the owners of the many dogs that we bathed,” said CARE’s Lesley Agostinelli.
She praised the hard work and commitment of all involved in the backbreaking work of washing a “whopping” 34 dogs, and was pleased to report that eight have already been signed up for spay and neuter, one of the objectives of CARE’s community outreach efforts.
“We have also made contact with an owner of a very heavily pregnant female so we do anticipate puppies again in the future and we will continue to stay in touch so that we can also fix Mum when she is ready,” added Ms. Agostinelli, noting that another positive of the day was a lot of dogs in attendance had already been fixed.
“This is fantastic and makes everything we do so worthwhile, and a big thank you to Principal Marie Martin for allowing us to host the wash at George Town Primary school and for being so very active in the neighborhood and bringing in so many dogs for bathing.”
Ms. Martin was only too pleased to help out with CARE’s efforts to control Cayman’s unwanted pet population. “We say we are a real community school and events like this prove it,” she said.
Doctor Brenda Bush and Nurse Jo Laws from Island Vet provided professional expertise, deworming and nail trimming, and the volunteers were treated to pizza thanks to Domino’s Pizza.