The establishment of the Vincentian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (VSPCA), appears to have resulted in a change in attitude among Vincentians, in relation to pet care.
This view was expressed by Robert Bradley, one of the Directors of the VSPCA, during the On the Beat programme on September 7th.
Mr. Bradley said that more children are coming to their clinics with pets. He mentioned that many more people are making use of the free clinic sessions, not only to have their pets spayed and neutered, but to share stories and get insight on how to maintain their pets’ health.
Meanwhile, Trudy Arthur who volunteers with the VSPCA, says the organisation performs several services. Apart from spaying and neutering, they provide public information on what is the reasonable level of pet care.
Volunteer Arthur also took the opportunity to point out, that there is a greater need for on call veterinary services.
Arthur said that the organisation faces many challenges, but the need for an on-call veterinarian tops the list.