Happy Saturday everyone!
The folks over at the Animal Care Center asked us to pass along some information to all of you regarding their upcoming No Fleas, Please flea market. Here are the details:
The Animal Care Center (ACC) of St. John has announced a new location for the upcoming “No Fleas, Please” flea market. It will still be held on Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., but is being moved from the Winston Wells ball field up to the grounds of the Gifft Hill School. The school is halfway up Gifft Hill road and can be reached from either the South Shore Road uphill or Centerline Road downhill. Parking will be plentiful along the roadside, and the flea market will be set up right at the entrance of the school.
As in the past, the flea market will offer a great variety of household goods, sports equipment, tools, decorative items such as framed pictures, furniture, and a Children’s Table that always offers new and barely used toys, games, and children’s books having animal themes.
Every dollar collected at the flea market goes directly to caring for St. John’s abused and homeless companion animals. The shelter’s cats and dogs are all tested and given medications for any diseases they might have, and they are continued to be given veterinary care throughout their time at the shelter, even if some of them live there for years before being adopted. The shelter on the library road houses kennels for about 16 to 20 dogs and cages for as many cats and kittens that the shelter can house, usually about 30. In addition, ACC has a cadre of faithful caretakers for feeding stations throughout the island to provide food and water to kitties who would otherwise starve. ACC also has a loyal group of dog walkers who take the dogs for walks on leashes around town two or three times a day. This helps to socialize the dogs, train them to walking on leash, and helps to display them.
ACC is still collecting large and small items for sale at the flea market. Please call the shelter at (340) 774-1625 if you need help with picking up furniture or large items. Small items can be brought to the shelter on the library road in Cruz Bay.