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bit of good in animal welfare being done in Hopkins
and throughout the country of Belize is thanks to
supporters like YOU.... who have seen the need in
Central America and care enough to lend support.
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CRITICAL PROJECTS UNDERWAY - HOW CAN YOU HELP.
Building a permanent Animal Shelter - The need has never been greater
More photos coming soon.......check out our facebook album for some great pics and stories.
The most urgent project right now being undertaken by the committee is to finance and build a permanent Animal Shelter so that there will be a safe haven to shelter the stray and unwanted animals until they can be placed into a safe and loving environment. Right now, there is a local resident who has graciously volunteered to foster the puppies for the society until a suitable permanent location can be established, but unfortunately, there is currently little that can be done to take care of the older dogs.
Donations for medical treatment - Don't let an animal suffer
As with all non profit groups, the Hopkins Belize Humane Society is always looking for those of you who either can lend a helping hand, or who can donate financially or through bringing or sending much needed medical and other supplies. See the list of what we need, on showyoucare.html...maybe you can help.
A STORY TO REMEMBER AND THE BEGINNING OF THE HOPKINS HUMANE SOCIETY
During the summer of 2007, while driving towards Hopkins two of the North American citizens who have taken permanent residence in the area came across this tiny puppy on the road. The puppy was obviously near death and showed signs of being badly abused and neglected. She almost appeared to be begging for their help!
For as long as North Americans and Europeans have been taking up residence in the local areas, they have been faced with the seemingly hopeless dilemma of trying to find a solution to this almost insurmountable problem. A general feeling that nothing could be done to change the sorry plight of these animals was the consensus of most residents and visitors to the area. Bitte provided a turning point.
These are the pictures of that little dog which has been named Bitte, (sounds like Bitta) which is a German word for “Please”.
3 DAYS AFTER RESCUE 9 DAYS AFTER RESCUE
20 DAYS AFTER RESCUE 40 DAYS AFTER RESCUE
If not for this
dog stepping out
onto the road in
front of the
vehicle on this
The Hopkins Belize Humane Society may never have been formed.
Within a 3 short weeks after rescuing this puppy, and considerable help and dedication from our friends and neighbors in the area, the Hopkins Belize Humane Society came into being.
The first three months after forming the Hopkins Belize Humane Society proved to be extremely busy for all the volunteers. They were able to hold 6 Animal Clinic’s where they managed to vaccinate most of the younger dogs plus many of the older ones.
The committee members for the society have also started a puppy training course for the children of Hopkins and their puppies. After only a few classes, the children are already showing significant improvement in the manner in which they treat their animals and their understanding of the loving bond that can be formed between themselves and their pets. The training classes have proven to be an excellent time to check on the health and general welfare of the puppies as well as provide any medical care to those animals that may not have made it to the clinic. The puppy training course is turning out to be very popular with the children here, and the trainers are all enjoying seeing the progress and changes in attitudes of the children that have taken place.
The full time onsite medical team consists of a retired Veterinarian from the Mid Western States and his wife that has worked with animal’s most of her life. They take care of minor medical emergencies as well as try to go to people’s houses when they can not get their dogs to the clinic. The group routinely goes out about the Village to check on the puppies that have been adopted out, making sure that they are being properly fed and cared for.
The societies committee has also set up a humanitarian excursion for Veterinarians from Arkansas to come to the little Village of Hopkins near the end of February, 2008, to do spaying and neutering. This will undoubtedly be a milestone in helping control the exploding pet population.
This has been extremely well received by not only the village of Hopkins but also by the Belizian Government. The Government has taken steps to ensure that any of the much needed supplies required to keep this dream alive pass through importation requirements as quickly as possible and are not delayed in reaching the end users.
Your generous donations of cash, collars, leashes and other pet supplies are very much appreciated! To learn more about the humane society, please please contact Michael Young 011-501-666-7000 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org (Caribbean Property Consultants-proud sponsors of the Hopkins Humane Society).
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