SPCA Fiji caters to about 15 cases of Hit and Run for Animals in a month in the greater Suva Area.
This was revealed by the SPCA Head Vet Nurse – Shaneel Narayan.
This is a very Alarming number for the organization. The outreach program also deals with about 8-9 cases of Dog Poisoning a month.
As the only animal welfare charity In Suva with a veterinary clinic, education office and shelter to re-home stray and abandoned cats and dogs.
One of the main challenges still faced by SPCA is creating Awareness on Animal Cruelty in our communities as shared by their newly appointed Resident vet all the way from Croatia-Doctor Vesna Juranek yesterday.
She says the laws need to be changed towards animal cruelty. Recently they had a case of a dog been stabbed by a neighbor which in this case is the second time it’s happened. Such acts of cruelty should end.
With just two weeks into the new Job, Dr. Vesna brings with her almost 10 years of Vet Experience and is looking forward to continuing the good work the clinic has been undertaking.
SPCA currently has about 150 animals in their care mostly stray dogs waiting to be adopted to Families with a Staff of 12 at their Walu Bay Clinic.