Susan Blehr was born in Bournemouth, UK, and found her way to the Turks and Caicos Islands with her then new husband Bob, via some pretty high profile publishing roles in Washington D.C. and Florida. She now lives in Providenciales in the TCI and runs the Turks and Caicos Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (TCSPCA), a volunteer run non-profit animal welfare organization.
Susan began as a volunteer for the fledgling TCSPCA which was based in the house of the director. This woman was young, recently married, and was returning to live in Canada. Susan was asked if she would be interested in taking over. She had no experience in animal welfare, but that did not deter Susan. She was well aware of the need to curb the stray dog population in the Turks and Caicos Islands. From her time working at the airport, she had seen a truck drive down the runway before takeoffs and landings to ensure that it was clear of roaming dogs. At that time, the dump was located by the end of the runway and packs of dogs gathered to scrounge for food. She had been witness to the sad condition of these animals who were run over by cars all across the island. She felt she not only could, but needed to make a difference.
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