Summertime Neglect

One of the biggest challenges faced by clinics on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten/St. Martin is housing and caring for abandoned pets.

Unfortunately, while many relish in fun and travel when summertime comes around, this is a stark contrast to the lives of some pets, which at this time of the year are callously abandoned, forced to fend for themselves, and, in the worst case, dumped far from their known homes.

This neglect is linked somewhat to finances, but in most part by far to lack of forward planning on the part of some pet owners, who go on vacation without making proper arrangements.