FEATURING “CHIPPIE CHIPS”
On August 18, Animal Shelter Bonaire will have a special open day to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the founding of the shelter. It all began in August 1983, when three animal lovers formed the foundation and it has grown exponentially over those 35 years.
The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Animal Shelter Bonaire, Kaminda Lagun 26. The special day will feature live music by Gibi Bomba, a $1.00 per ticket raffle (with prizes including a new Kindle Fire, grooming session, handmade gifts and more). There will be information on animal care and grooming, an Adoption Fair with special anniversary prices, cold soft drinks…..and of course birthday cupcakes! The celebration will also include a small book market, craft market, and a pet toys and accessories shop.
Thanks to the sponsorship of UTS the day will also feature “CHIPPIE CHIPS”. The Animal Shelter will be giving away 100 gift certificates valid for a free microchip for your dog or cat. With your certificate you can make an appointment with the veterinarian and have your animal chipped for free. When you register the “Chippie Chips” microchip number with the island veterinarians and the shelter, the microchip will help pet owners reunite with their animals if the animal is lost. The shelter, other animal care organizations and veterinarians are all equipped with scanners to “read” the chip number.
Special recognition will also be given to the initial founders, early managers, board members and volunteers who kept the shelter alive during some tough times. Individuals and companies who have given unwavering support over all these years will also be recognized. The “official remarks” will take place at 11:00 a.m.
The celebration will be a fun day for the entire family. Please mark your calendar and join Animal Shelter Bonaire in celebration of 35 years of caring for the island’s unwanted dogs and cats, promoting free sterilization and community education.