Animal Awareness Day slated for Friday

Peacocks on display at a past Animal Awareness Day
Peacocks on display at a past Animal Awareness Day

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.

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5 Comments

  1. Beautiful
    February 27, 2015

    The DLIS has been doing this for over eight years now. Congrats!

  2. Mahaut talk roro
    February 26, 2015

    About time dominica opens up something special for the animals. This is a good idea for kids to learn more about the animals they live among.

  3. February 26, 2015

    This is awesome, we need citizens to take care of stray dogs and cats on the island. They must be washed cleaned and feed.

  4. A Thought
    February 26, 2015

    Kudos to you and your group Ms. Charles. Great idea.

    On the other hand, maybe now is the time for Ministry of Agriculture and other parties of interest, to also think about an annual National Agricultural Fair where producers of agricultural products can showcase what we can produce in Dominica.

  5. i must speak
    February 26, 2015

    i cant wait to bring my son :-D

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