f June 2002

                                        Newsletter


Volume 2, Issue 3                                                                                               June 2002


The goal of this newsletter is to keep members and friends up to date on events and plans of the organization.  If there is any particular topic you would like to see addressed in the newsletter, please send email to news@aarf.ai

IN THIS ISSUE

2002 Annual General Meeting/Slate of Officers

Lost Puppy in Sandy Ground

Hurricane Season Pet Preparation

Photo Album Update


2002 Annual General Meeting/Slate of Officers

To:       All Members

 

From:   C. Carty - Secretary

 

Date:    May 29th, 2002

 

The First Annual General Meeting of The Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation

is being planned for the end of July 2002.  The date, place and time will be sent

in a subsequent notice.

 

At this meeting both the Annual and the Treasurer•s• Report will be presented.

 

The Nominating Committee is proposing the following list of candidates for office

for the year 2002 2003.

 

Mr. Joseph N. Payne               President

Ms. Disa Billington                  Vice President

Mrs. Barbara Owen                 Treasurer

Mrs. Chris Carty                      Secretary         

Mrs. Suzan Donahue                Elected ordinary member to serve on executive committee

Mrs. Jacquie Connor                 Elected ordinary member to serve on executive committee

 

Please note that all friends, and members of the community will be welcome at this meeting but

according to the by-laws of the Society, only fully paid up members will be eligible to vote.

Membership fees for 2002 are now due, and can be paid to the treasurer at your convenience at any time prior to the start of the Annual General Meeting.

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Lost Puppy in Sandy Ground

Neil states:  This little puppy was found near Sandy Ground. He just showed up one day, but no one has come looking. 

Call 497-5511 if you have lost this puppy.

Update!  Neil states that no one claimed the puppy and he has moved in happily to the house.  He is keeping him.  We wish him all the best with his new best friend.

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Hurricane Season Pet Preparation

1 June is the beginning of the hurricane season in the Caribbean.  In many cases pets are the last thing anyone thinks about when getting ready for the big storms.  Here are some important tips from our Tropical Weather Page.

Hurricanes

June 1 through November 30 constitutes the hurricane season in the Caribbean.  However, storms can strike at any time.  Wind, rain, flooding and flying objects are possible events in a storm.

Supply List:

Every home has some sort of check list to prepare for a hurricane or tropical storm.  Your pet's needs should be included on this list.  Stock up on non-perishable (canned) items ahead of time.  Keep items stored in containers which can be removed easily in case you need to evacuate.

Medications

Sturdy leashes, harnesses or carriers to transport pets safely and to ensure that your pets do not escape.  Carriers should be large enough for the animal to stand comfortably, turn around, and lie down.  Your pet may have to stay in the carrier for hours at a time.

Make sure your pet has a tag in case it gets lost

Food, water; bowls, cat litter and litter box, and a manually operated can opener.

Newspapers, paper towels, plastic trash bags and household bleach.

As The Storm Approachs:

Bring your pets inside so they do not get lost or run away.

Make sure your disaster supplies are in hand and ready to go.

If You Must Evacuate:

Remember if it is not safe for you to stay in your home, it is not safe for your pet.  You should always take your pets with you when you evacuate.  If you think there is a good chance you will need to evacuate, make sure you leave as early as possible.  You should also find a place to go where your pets can go with you.  Otherwise, you should make arrangements for your pets to be boarded or housed in another safe location.

Animals left behind in a storm can easily get injured, lost or killed.

Animals left inside your home can escape through broken windows or storm damaged areas

Animals turned loose to fend for themselves are likely to become victims of exposure, starvation, predators, contaminated food or water or accidents.

Leaving animals chained outside in a storm is a death sentence!

After The Storm:

DON"T ALLOW YOUR PETS TO ROAM LOOSE!  Familiar landmarks and smells might be gone and your pet may become disoriented and get lost.  

Walk dogs on a leash and keep cats inside.

Be patient with your pets after a storm as they may become stressed also.

Try to get them back into their normal routine as soon as possible.

Be prepared for behavior problems resulting from the stress.

Watch for health problems and contact your vet if necessary.

 Excerpts from The Humane Society of the United States adapted for AARF

  

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Photo Album Update

Susan and Steve Donahue adopted this sweet little kitten named Wilson from Frankie at Foods 95.  Wilson is sharing his new home with Kattie their lab who came with them to Anguilla from the USA.  They seem to be adjusting well to each other!

 

        

  

You might remember this sweet young thing as Petunia who went to New Hampshire in January 2002 with her sister Polly.  Dakota as she is now called by her new family is getting along quite well as you can see here.  She has certainly changed from her puppy picture on the left.

Dakota has a new sister named Ebony who also came from AARF in April.  As you can see they are best of friends.

Many thanks to Lisa and Patrick for sharing their photos and their home with our special rescue animals.

If you have photos of AARF pets to share, we would be glad to publish them.  Please send them to info@aarf.ai

 

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