CAPTION: University of Cegep de Sherbrooke Vet Students and Fiji Volunteer & FNU Vet Nurse Student, Reema look after the recovering animals.
By JOSEPHINE NAVULA
Animals Fiji operated by West Charity Trust, together with a group of volunteers from Canada organized an animal clinic around the west to prevent unwanted animals and also for the safety for the people.
They are currently in the West performing free spaying, neutering and general animal welfare clinics in various villages and settlements in the West.
The group of volunteers includes 3 vets, 2 vet technicians and 15 vet students from the University of Cégep de Sherbrooke of Canada.
General Manager Casey Quimby said they are going around and conducting free animal clinics in the west.
“We are doing this because most people don’t usually bring their animals for proper clinics, we are doing this also for the safety of our children as we don’t want them to walk down the road and get bitten by some stray dog,” she said.
Quimby also said they normally charge $25 for each clinic, but for this clinic they are not charging any fee.
Rural clinics continue this week at Nawaka Village and Settlement today, Narewa Village on Tuesday and Sabeto Village on Friday. The team will finish their 2 week trip to Fiji in the Mamanucas islands working at Tokoriki, Amanuca and Musket Cove on Malololailai.