Letter From The President, 2017
We held our Annual General Meeting in March, 2017; and with our new Executive Board,
experienced a wonderful year. We are hoping to be even busier in 2017/2018.
Our 4th Annual Fun Day was a financial success, thanks to all who supported; making it a great
deal of fun. It was a busy day filled with music, craft and a live auction. The raffle drawing
certainly excited the winners of over 30 prizes donated by local businesses and friends of CIHS.
I would like to say thank you to Frank and Gabi, their staff and the hard workers for a job well
Since then, we have been working towards making the 5th Annual Fun Day even more
successful. All monies earned are spent on projects we support during the year.
We continue to support quarterly veterinary clinics offering free spays, neuters, distemper shots,
worming treatments and checkups. Heartworm testing, medication and flea protection were also
available at nominal costs.
Educating the community and the provision of educational materials is still on going. The past
year has seen a tremendous increase in food sales for dogs, goats and chickens, all sold by us at
cost. This has demonstrated an increase in awareness of healthy eating habits for feeding
The “Dog House Contest” was open to the public. Persons were to provide all materials, design,
build and decorate 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 shelters and will
continue working toward this long term goal. We are investigating all possibilities of either
building or renovating an existing property for this purpose.
We also created a financial aid fund to assist a Cat Island student wishing to pursue a career in
As well as our fundraising events, we depend on membership dues, tee-shirt sales and the
generosity of donors and corporate sponsors. We welcome you to visit us at
I would like to thank those who offered themselves in the past and in the future to this wonderful
organization. Also, thank you to those for their unselfish attitude and love for this organization
here in Cat Island and abroad. Once again, I say thank you and we are looking forward to the
wonderful years ahead for CIHS.