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Report on June 2016 Vet Visit

This past weekend we held our most successful veterinary clinics to date. It was exciting to see our efforts rewarded with these results. Dr. Davis performed eighteen (18) surgeries, many, many exams administering booster shots along with wormings. In total we saw 41 patients!

More people are purchasing Heartgard and Frontline. Dr. Davis introduced a new chewable flea product called NexGard, which we will now keep in stock. It offers protection for 4 – 10 pound dogs as well as the 3 regular sizes. One client reported when she tried it on her 7 week old puppy “The fleas were completely gone in 24 hours.”

It has been very encouraging to not only see the wild dog population reduced significantly, but to know that with education and the free services we offer people are caring more and treating their animals like pets.

We sincerely thank Dr. Davis and Andrew for two days of standing with no breaks.

Dr. Davis will be back in October and we hope to continue growing the clinic visits.

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Vet Alert: June 17-18, 2016

Vet Alert: Dr. Davis will be in Arthur’s Town on Friday, June 17th. Old Bight Primary School is the location on Saturday, June 18th. Spaying and neutering procedures are free, sponsored by the Cat Island Humane Society.

In the waiting room
In the waiting room
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Fun and funds at Annual Fun Day 2016

We held our fundraiser on Saturday, February 27th. This is the only event held during the year to aid with the projects we sponsor.

The turnout was good despite the cold weather and, once again, we were financially successful. A good time was had by all attending. Gabi and her crew from Shanna are to be heartily thanked and appreciated for all the work it takes cleaning and setting up the site.

Tara, Anthonese & Carla worked a long day at the Hoopla table which was very popular. Donna ran the dominoes …Stanley the basketball and Dave the pool tournaments. All first place tournament winners went home with flat-screen TVs.

We were able to give away five dog houses with a drawing, allowing more dogs on the island shelter. The school children did a great job building and painting them.

Leslie, Miriam & Toni “womanned” the raffle booth, selling tickets, t-shirts and collecting donations.

Danny emceed and sent 26 prizes home with raffle winners. The live auction raised a nice amount.

Patti, Gabi, Jan & Hannah were kept very busy in the bar and ticket booth. Jan gets a kick out of the children coming with their crumpled dollars for Hoopla.

A highlight of the day was the children’s games with prizes conducted by Kay. No one does it better.

Once again, we heartily thank all the volunteers who gave of their time so generously and without whom this event would not be possible. GREAT JOB GABI!!

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Save the Date: Feb. 27, 2016 – Annual Fun Day

Save the Date: Saturday, Feb. 27 2016 is the humane society’s major fundraiser, the Annual Fun Day. More details to follow.

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Dog House Competition: New Feb. 2016 dates for drawing

Due to problems at both north and south high schools, the Dog House Competition will be postponed until February 15th. A drawing will be held on Feb. 27th at our Annual Fun Day to determine the winners of the houses.

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All invited to a General Meeting

The Cat Island Humane Society will be hosting a General Meeting on Sat. November 7th at 12:30 pm at at the Starlight Restaurant in Smith Bay. Refreshments and soft drinks will be served.

We welcome the public and prospective members to discuss what we have been doing this year and to listen to any ideas which may help us improve the treatment and care of the island animals.


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Report on Vet Visit Sept. 2015

Following a two week postponement and being spared the wrath of tropical storm Erika, we were able to bring Dr. Davis back for our third clinic of the year.

Due to a late plane arrival we didn’t start until 11:00 A.M. in Port Howe, where we were met by the most enthusiastic and patient crowd we have seen to date. Many exams, shots and fourteen surgeries were performed. It was wonderful to see three of the puppies Dr. Davis wormed in May back for spaying and neutering. One dog who had been dropped off and awaiting surgery proved to be a little reluctant about the whole thing. He simply ran away!

It was much quieter in Arthur’s Town on Sat. Dr. Davis spayed three and neutered one dog. He surgically removed a fatty growth from another. Deworming, rabies shots and travel documents were issued. Dr. Davis spayed the rescue dog Andrew nursed back to health and has found a home for her. We love a success story!

All in all, a successful weekend for the Humane population. We offer a huge thanks to Dr. Davis and Andrew for their time. And, Amelia, thanks so much for the photos!

Submitted by Jan Kessinger

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Dog House Project 2015

We are off to a great start this school year with our Dog House project.  All the materials have been ordered and will be shipped next week, Thudoghouse-logorsday, August 27th.  We plan to have them delivered to each school the same day in an effort to enable the students to begin when school opens.

We have included paint in the materials provided, so everyone is excited to see what the students produce this year.  The contest will end on Friday, November 27th with judging to be held on Monday, November 30th.


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Second Annual Fun Day Report

On February 28, 2015 we held our Second Annual Fun Day.  The group effort led by Gabi was a tremendous success.  Leslie, Miriam and Toni were selling raffle tickets and tee-shirts while Jan was in the ticket booth and Gabi and Patti handled the bar.

The games .. dominoes with Donna.. pool with Dave .. basketball with Stanley .. were very successful and fun for all.  Great prizes such as TVs,  cameras and tablets seem to be a strong incentive to win !!

Kay was, as usual, wonderful leading the children in having a great deal of fun.  There were prizes for them as well.

Thank you goes to the Shannas Cove ladies for manning the hoop-la tables which everyone enjoys so much.  Jan especially loved all the little ones who could barely see over the counter coming back time and again for more tickets.  Thanks also go to Rod and gang for all the help in setting up.

Our President, Danny King, was a fine MC announcing the raffle drawing and entertainment.

This year we want to express our appreciation to Andrew Jones, Ancient Man and Anderson for very generously donating their time for our live entertainment enjoyment.  Thanks also to Jurique Russell for being DJ for the event.

To all our friends who, once again, donated all the raffle prizes and hoop-la items:  we cannot begin to express our appreciation.  For without your generosity, none of this would have been possible.  It was a FUN day as well as financially successful allowing us to continue with our community projects in the coming year.
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Message from the President

       We held our Annual General Meeting and Election in March, 2014; and with our new Executive Board, experienced our most successful year to date.  We are hoping to be even busier in 2015.
       Our 1st Annual Fun Day was a financial success, as well as being a great deal of fun with people enjoying pool, dominoes, whist and hoop-la.  It was a busy day filled with music, food crafts, plants and a live auction.  The raffle drawing certainly excited the winners of over 30 prizes donated by local businesses and friends of CIHS.
       Since then, we have been working towards making the 2nd Annual "Fun Day" in February even more successful.  All monies earned are spent on projects we support during the year.
       For the first time we were able to support four Veterinary  clinics offering free spays, neuters, distemper shots, worming treatments and checkups.  Heartworm testing, medication and flea protection were also available at nominal costs.
       We have invested in educational materials to be presented at all the schools on Cat Island.  The past year has seen a rise in food sales for dogs, goats and chickens, all sold by us at cost.  This has demonstrated an increased awareness of healthy eating habits.
       The "Dog House Contest"  was held in the fall.  We provided all the materials needed for both high schools to build shelters.  Students designed, built and decorated houses which were then, by a drawing, given to members of the community desiring shelters for their dogs.  We hope to continue this project throughout the coming years.
       We have established a financial fund for a permanent Veterinary clinic and will continue working toward this long term goal.  We are in the process of investigating all possibilities of either building or renovating an existing property for this purpose.
       We would also like to create a financial aid fund to assist a Cat Island student wishing to pursue  a career in Veterinary medicine.
       As well as our fundraising events, we depend on membership dues, tee-shirt sales and, not the least, the generosity of donors.  We welcome you to visit us at