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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.

Monday, 16 January 2012

A New Beginning

Hey folks! It's been a while since the blog has been updated, so I'd like to let you know what's going on. Beginning with this post, I will be taking over the writing of the blog. My name is Jaime and I am a shelter volunteer. A big thank you to Linda, who created and wrote for this blog prior!

I've changed the layout a little so I'd just like to draw your attention to a few things. Over on the right we have a few photos of some of our beautiful animals that are currently up for adoption. If you click on their picture you will be brought to our Flickr page where you can see more photos, as well as get some information on the individual animal itself. I will continually be adding to this section.

Below the pictures you will find our contact information. You may notice we have a new email address added. This email will get you in contact with myself. If you would prefer to speak to our Shelter Manager, Gwen Samms, her email is listed there as well. And if you'd like to do things the old fashion way you can call the shelter directly during day time hours.

Now, back to what you're all here for, the animals! They all had a wonderful Christmas! We had some great donations over the holiday season from some very kind people who kept the Christmas spirit alive. A special thanks to each and every one of you!

Some more great news, a recent adoption. A little dog, named Shaky, was adopted this past week. Shaky was found wandering in a neighbourhood, wet and cold, begging to be fed. The wonderful ladies of SCAPA picked him up, got him vet checked, cleared up his fleas, stuffed his belly and showed him that not all humans should be feared. Shaky will now be living with the Follett family in Robinsons!

More good news! Meet Cloud, a female kitten who was found abandoned by Kippens River. Those who found her and temporarily homed her were going to have her put down very soon if a home couldn't be found. A big thanks to Hollee in Corner Brook, who contacted SCAPA and agreed to foster this little gal. This is Cloud on her way to her new foster home.

While these 2 have had the luck of finding a home, be it temporary or permanent, I'd like to remind everyone that there are many more still looking for homes. There are still animals that need help, vet care, food, shelter and love. If you are able to donate I encourage you to do so. Remember that no amount is too small! And if you cannot donate, there are other ways to help. Volunteer your time, your skills, or help spread the word!

A special thanks to Mr. Simon, who did just that. SCAPA recently had a new heater installed and needed it hooked up to the thermostat. Mr.Simon volunteered his skills as an electrician and did the job.

I'd like to thank everyone for reading & supporting. Remember, together we can make a difference!


  1. Great job Jaime, thanks for volunteering for such a worthwhile cause. :)

    1. It's my pleasure. I love working with the dogs, getting lots of kitty love, taking their pictures, creating posters and making a positive difference in my community. Nothing makes you feel better than helping those in need, it's a win-win! Thanks for taking the time to check out our blog Patrice:)