Snippets taken from The Washington Post
In the News
AS the world continues to grapple with the changes brought on by the coronavirus, many Guyanese have also adapted to the situation by practising all the necessary safety measures to protect themselves and others.
RECENTLY, Guyana’s head of state had declared the country to be in a state of disaster because of the ongoing floods.
Since May, Guyana has been experiencing above-normal rainfall which has resulted in severe flooding across the country. Homes are flooded, crops and livestock have been damaged and some families have been forced to evacuate their respective homes.
TO most people, the Christmas season and celebrating the New Year is a time of joy and merriment. However, to animal lovers nationwide, it’s a time of uncertainty and concern.
It is customary for many to usher in the New Year with a ‘bang’ with the use of firecrackers, squibs and bright fireworks. While these are fun for many adults and children, it is not the same for animals.
GUYANA holds the dubious distinction of being the suicide capital of the world. According to the 2014 World Health Organisation report, the suicide rate in Guyana is five times higher than the world average rate. This does not even take into account the number of suicide attempts that go unrecorded. It seems that Guyana has a high percentage of depressed people. Cats help with depression and anxiety. Cats serve as a social support during difficult times.
Donna Lam always loved animals, so it was not strange for her to take strays home and when her family said no more, she badgered other people to foster them.
Today, as a member of the Rosewood Foundation-Guyana, Lam can be found rescuing animals or trying to educate others to treat them better. She does this all while running her own business and being a wife and mother, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. “I have been an animal lover since I was the age of three years old.
The vaccination drives are a collaborative effort between the Guyana GSPCA and Rosewood Foundation and it is sponsored by the International Humane Society.
The group also has an ongoing Spay and Neuter Campaign – which is dependent on donations given that cost approximately G$9,000 –for one animal depending on sex or treatment for other conditions if needed.