Turks and Caicos Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - TCSPCA - animal welfare
South Caicos Spay Neuter Clinic

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South Caicos Spay Neuter Clinic
Runs from May 7 - 12th, 2015

Help your pet to live a longer, healthier life.

Why Spay/Neuter?
Call 231-3052 / 941-8846 for more information

1. A spayed or neutered pet lives a longer, healthier life
Spaying your female decreases her chances of cancer. A neutered male is less likely to roam, so bites & diseases transmitted by fighting are reduced.

2. A 'fixed' animal makes a better pet.
A neutured male's personality will not change except that he will not be distracted by females in heat. He will be less tempted to leaver your property & cross a dangerous road searching for a mate.
He is also less likely to mark your garden or yard with urine.

3. You are helping solve the dog & cat overpopulation problem.
Thousands of unwanted puppies & kittens are born every year in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The TCSPCA can only find homes for a limited number (100) every year. The rest become wild, living out a meager & dangerous life in the bush or they have to be put to sleep.

Spay/Neuter

Currently our volunteers go into the communities on Providenciales, Grand Turk and Middle Caicos to pick up animals for surgery and return them to their owners. Through the support of the community the TCSPCA has performed over 2500 spay/neuter surgeries. Each animal receives rabies & distemper vaccination, a vaccination certificate, and an id tag. Responsible pet ownership is discussed with the family and they are left with our pet care brochure.

Fundraising

Projects include the annual Christmas Fair, TCSPCA Dog Show, and our yearly calendar showcasing all the animals we have helped.

Other sources of revenue come from membership fees, private donations of money and pet related products including veterinary supplies and grants from the Potcake Foundation and the government Conservation Fund.

Animal Rescue

All animals in distress are rescued and placed with volunteers to recuperate. We work in conjunction with the Turks and Caicos Islands Fire and Rescue Service and individuals with specialized rescue skills.

Our “Red Bag” project is dedicated to picking up dead animals from roadways & private homes for the Turks and Caicos Islands Environmental Health Dept. to collect.

Foster/Adoption

Fostering is done in private homes by our volunteers. The program is limited to 10 animals at any one time. Our preference is to adopt on island since it gives us an opportunity to involve families in pet care and to promote spay/neuter of other animals they might own.

A small number are adopted off-island and the donations of monies and pet products we receive from these adoptions go to support our other programs. Each animal is checked by a veterinarian and receives its vaccinations and an adoption certificate.

Education

At least once a year we visit every Turks and Caicos Islands school to talk about responsible pet ownership. Our costumed mascot “Lucky, the Potcake” accompanies us to show children how to handle and care for dogs. We are working on getting the schools to incorporate our educational package into the school curriculum.

We visit communities to demonstrate how to bath animals to rid them of ticks, fleas and mange. In the near future we will be have a column in the weekly newspapers dedicated to animal issues. We also give guest lectures about animal issues to various organizations such as Rotary, Kiwanis and the Hotel Association.

Animal Control

We are working closely with the Turks and Caicos Islands government to develop a comprehensive Animal Control & Welfare plan for the country.

This plan includes the hiring of staff and setting up policies and procedures to deal with such issues as stray animals, dog registration, cruelty and the enforcement of the newly passed Dog Control Ordinance.

We are also lobbying government to put the proper procedures and policies in place to qualify the country for the Pet Passport Scheme.

We assist residents & hotels in how to deal with problems of stray or feral dogs on their property.

Special Projects

The TCSPCA, in conjunction with the Pegasus Foundation and WSPA, is working to improve the conditions at the horse and donkey pound in Grand Turk and to come up with long term solutions for these animals.

We are also working with residents on Pine Cay and the DECR to help with the control of feral cats in an effort to save the endangered Turks and Caicos Islands Rock Iguana.

 

The TCSPCA is the oldest and most established Animal Welfare Organization in the Turks & Caicos Islands. It was established by Belongers in 1998. We are a non profit, registered charity and we are dependant on donations. Please consider this worthwhile cause.
Thankyou.

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Help support the TCSCPA ~ contact the office to volunteer! 231.3052

 

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. ~St. Francis of Assisi

"Man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much ... the wheel, New York, wars, and so on ... while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man ... for precisely the same reason."
– Douglas Adams

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