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Stephenville, Newfoundland, Canada
SCAPA is a NO-kill, NO-cage animal shelter serving the Bay St. George area of Western Newfoundland. SCAPA survives solely on the support of the community and it's volunteers.

Friday, 29 April 2011

Heaven On Earth

The SCAPA Animal Shelter is located in Stephenville Newfoundland, and if anyone is ever in that area, drop in  to visit, offer to foster or adopt a "FUR-ever"  companion animal, buy them some pet food, or give a  whopping big donation. The  Shelter manager has a huge heart, and the SCAPA Shelter is  heaven on URth...so they DESERVE  a big donation.

Some months ago Shelter Manager,  Gwen Samms , was informed about a feral cat colony in Barachoix Brook, Newfoundland.....Did she say that she was unable to  help? Did she leave them there starving? The answer  is "NO! NO! NO!". Just mere hours after  learning of the plight of those pitful little creatures, Gwen arrived there with bags of food, and searched the community until she found someone who was willing to  put out this food daily.

SCAPA not only feeds the animals that are in the Shelter, but it also feeds the animals who are fostered out awaiting "FUR-ever" homes. On top of all that, SCAPA has to monthly find food for several feral cat colonies in the Western Newfoundland area. It is a MONUMENTAL job, and takes someone with the love and enrgy of  its Shelter Manager, Gwen Samms, to carry the great burden of all this.

Can you help ease some of this burden? Can you donate food or money? Can you foster or adopt a companion animal?  Can you help SCAPA with its Trap/Neuter/Release program that it wishes to put in place for ferals??????

A few years ago, on a cold winter's day, two dogs were adopted out of the Shelter. They were only gone one night.  The next morning they were found in the outside Shelter runs awaiting their breakfast....during the night they had run away from their new homes, travelled many miles,  climbed up the snow-bank behind the Shelter, and dropped down into the runs......they regarded the Shelter as their home, and had returned there...must be a pretty good place, right?

That tells you a lot...that the SCAPA Animal Shelter, in Stephenville, Newfoundland,  is Heaven on URth !!!

                                                       Written & Submitted by URth ORDER of the BLACK ROSE

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