Meet Joyce Hacken, the newest member of the Bonaire Animal Shelter team, and “Vosje” (Little Fox). Joyce was a volunteer for nearly a year at the Shelter and then started as one of the managers this last August. She, her family and cat and dog have been on Bonaire for about a year and a half. In Holland Joyce’s education was with animals and she wanted to be a vet’s assistant. Not only is she spending a lot of time with the cats and dogs at the Shelter but she works with the horses at Kunuku Warahama and leads horseback riding tours.
Joyce is holding little Vosje, a very sweet brown dog with long, soft fur like an Irish setter’s. Vosje, who really does resemble a little fox, is about a year old and loves to play. He can be a little feisty, showing good self confidence but then again there’s another side to him that’s a little shy. And as are all of the animals up for adoption, Vosje is in top health and is extremely social. The adoption fee of NAƒ 105 includes his shots, worming, testing and sterilization.
You may see him at the Shelter on the Lagoen Road, open Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm, 3 to 5 pm. Tel. 717-498
L.D. Bonaire Reporter Nov 7 – 21, 2008.