Anyone who has ever been to Jamaica with ACE knows real quick that Marla and the staff love animals almost as much as people. “After all,” Marla says, “they are God’s creation too.”
Currently, ACE owns ten dogs and a cat. All are rescued and were on their last legs, so to speak. Then there are the “outside” families of animals…. like Shelli Ann’s dogs. We have a Jamaican vet here who is giving us great discounts to neuter and spade our furry friends, but it’s still expensive. The costs to neuter these animals cost about $100US for everything: meds, surgery, and follow up. Doc Moses comes to our campus and performs the surgery right there.
A few weeks ago someone threw hot water on ACER at the office. We nurtured her for weeks. Aloe was the trick… and prayers. Today, her fur is growing back and the scars are not as bad as we thought they would be. I don’t know about you, but I pray for our pets. God and aloe have ACER where she is today.
Would you like to sponsor an animal? That’s not to take away from our children, but we can help our furry friends, too. If you’d like to donate to a fund we have set up for the animal bills, just PayPal us or send a donation to ACE and mark it “Animal Bills”. Our bills are around $1000US currently and it would be nice to know we can keep our dogs (and cat!) around . Thank you all for allowing me to be candid about animals. I know some of you are big dog lovers like we are. Normally, it’s all about the people. It’s just that, this time, these little ones seem be taking a beating in the community, and it’s hard not to intervene when they look up at us with such love.