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25th anniversary of the Animal Shelter

On August 3 the Shelter will celebrate their 25th anniversary.

It’s had some rough times, like in November 1996 when it almost went bankrupt with no money to buy the food or pay the staff. (Port Call (now Bonaire Reporter), November 1-7, 1966: “Help! Animals in Danger”) But due to the faithful volunteers, staff and the board putting together fundraisers it made it and now has become an important part of island life by caring for homeless pets, providing education and information offering a sterilization program.

You’re invited to stop by and see for yourself what a fine operation it is. The Shelter is on the Lagoen Road, open Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm and 3 to 5 pm.. Telephone 717-4989.

L.D. – Bonaire Reporter, June 27- July 11, 2008

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