|By Josie (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1030) on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 4:11 pm:|
If anyone needs a break from diving, windsurfing, eating, etc --- consider a visit to the Animal Shelter to spend time with their cats or dogs (or both). Volunteers are needed to "socialize" the animals, and I can attest to the need, and how good it feels to help out there.
|By Bea and Marvin Jones (BonaireTalker - Post #82) on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 1:15 pm:|
Thanks Josie. Maybe we'll see you in 2 weeks. We always make a couple of trips.
|By Sue Steiner (BonaireTalker - Post #52) on Friday, September 15, 2006 - 2:19 pm:|
We went twice last year and will spend more time there this December. I had so much fun playing with the puppies. They mobbed me and covered me with kisses!
|By Roger Burnham - Blennylips Bonaire (BonaireTalker - Post #87) on Friday, September 15, 2006 - 7:28 pm:|
Just to put in my $.02 worth: This is the best run animal shelter I've seen anywhere and deserves lots of support.
|By Amanda Gaston (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #5) on Sunday, June 1, 2008 - 7:32 am:|
Hello. The shelter is open 8-1, 3-5 Mon-Sat. I am a volunteer there, and it is very rewarding. I would like to encourage everyone to help in whatever way you can. www.supportbonaire.com has information and you can donate via credit card. The shelter's website is http://www.animalshelterbonaire.com/
|By April (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #198) on Sunday, June 1, 2008 - 7:52 am:|
My husband and I stopped by to visit the shelter while on Bonaire in May. We were so impressed with how well run the shelter is. The animals all looked happy and healthy. And the volunteers were so welcoming to us. We spent a lot of time talking with Jane Madden, who before we came to Bonaire had made us aware of what the shelter specifically needed at that time, she is wonderful. My husband and I were blessed with the opportunity to travel to Bonaire this year, something we had talked about for 3 years. So it was the least we could do to give back to the island in whatever way we could. We love animals so helping the shelter was perfect for us. I encourage everyone to bring something extra in their luggage for the shelter. They will appreciate it. And the animals appreciate the attention you bring.
|By David Johnson (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #408) on Monday, June 2, 2008 - 12:02 am:|
|By Tribs, Live From Bonaire (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #6023) on Monday, June 2, 2008 - 9:34 am:|
Let me throw my thoughts in as well. I have been helping out on Tues/Thurs for this trip and it is amazing! The animals really thrive on attention. I will post some shelter pictures this week so you can all see how great the place is. Hopefully we can generate some more volunteers but more importantly...let's get some critters adopted!!! The shelter will help you figure out how to get the animals back home.
|By April (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #200) on Monday, June 2, 2008 - 7:54 pm:|
I have some shelter pics, but have no clue how to post them in a thread. I'd be willing to send them to someone who easily could.
|By Boat Chick************** (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #5420) on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 - 10:01 am:|
april, send them to the moderators at moderators @ bonairetalk.com (without the spaces obviously)
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