Denise Neely, general manager of Grand Bahama Nature Tours presents a check to Lisa Lockhart of the Humane Society of Grand Bahama. The staff and management of the nature tour company have pledged a monthly contribution to assist with the operating expenses of the animal shelter.
The following is a statement from Grand
Bahama Nature Tours:
The downturn in the economy and low
visitor arrivals affect us all. The affect is also being felt
at the Freeport animal shelter which is swamped with animals many of
which are there as a result of economic woes. While we realize that
there are many organizations seeking funds for worthy causes please
consider that these animals have no control over their circumstances
and need our help.
Unlike the shelter in Nassau that is
funded by the Bahamas Government the Freeport shelter is dependent on
private donations. The Port Authority contributes substantially but
there is still a major shortfall in revenue to cover operating expenses
particularly for animal care.
G.B. Nature Tours is encouraging all
businesses to work with their staff members and established a plan to
pledge monthly donations no matter the amount. Most employees on the
island are dog and cat owners and would probably he happy to participate
in a corporate effort.