On Friday February 27 2015, the grounds of the Roseau Public Library will be transformed into a zoo of sorts and among animals on display are a much-requested donkey and a horse.
The event forms part of Animal Awareness Day hosted by the Roseau Public Library in conjunction with the Forestry and Agricultural Division, Pet Land, Petro Caribe, among others.
One of the organizers of the function, Renita Charles, said there will be a wide range of animals on display.
“We take it upon ourselves to showcase animals that are kept both in the wild and as pets on Friday February 27th from 9.30 to 3:00 pm for a small fee of $2:00 so that students, young children, adults and the general public can see these animals that they would not normally have seen before,” Charles told Dominica News Online (DNO).
The event has been has been held for five years now and organizers aim to make it bigger and better as the years go by.
Charles said a donkey and horse have been one of the top requests received in the past and all efforts are being made to have these animals at the event.
“We are trying our best to negotiate to have them,” she said.
Other animals on display will be agoutis, manicous, ducks, dogs, and cattle, among others.
Patrons are expected to have a memorable and exciting time, according to Charles.
“We know that it’s going to be memorable,” she said.
The event will also showcase facts on each animal as well as books.