May 22, 2021

Take a Vacation and Help Save a Dog in The Caribbean

Take a Vacation and Help Save a Dog in The Caribbean

With COVID restrictions lifting, more people are making vacation plans. If visiting the beautiful island of St Lucia is on your list of dream destinations, not only you can rest, relax and spoil yourself, you can make a difference and help save a homeless dog or cat from the streets of the island. We have done our show in St. Lucia in the past at the incredible Cap Maison Resort and Spa.

Help Animal Welfare in Saint Lucia (HelpAWS for short) is a 501c3 registered animal rescue non-profit based on the Eastern Caribbean island. Since its foundation in 2014, the organization has overseen the successful adoptions of over 1,000 dogs and cats and has spayed or neutered over 3,000 animals. HelpAWS’ staff and volunteers are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for both people and animals through education, providing care to stray, abandoned, and injured animals, and controlling animal overpopulation. 

Unfortunately, due to a lack of resources, there are currently thousands of homeless animals living on the island streets. Sadly, since they lack human intervention, many of the puppies and kittens die prematurely due to starvation, being run over by cars, or succumbing to the many diseases and parasites they are exposed to from birth. HelpAWS take in these animals, nurse them back to health and find them loving forever homes.

Visitors to Saint Lucia can help out by volunteering to be “flight parents” and transporting the animals to their new homes. It doesn’t cost a thing and makes a huge difference in the lives of these animals and the pet parents who adopt them. Barnes and Heather were able to bring the adorable Kaida and Dumpling back to Atlanta and give them a new “leash” on life.  You can watch the experience in the video below.

HelpAWS is 100% independently funded and receives zero governmental or international assistance. The organization relies solely on donations from caring individuals from around the world. So, if you can’t be a “flight parent”, you can still help these animals in need with donations or by purchasing items off of HelpAWS’ Amazon wishlists. The group needs everything from food to medical supplies, and every donation, large or small, can help.
For information on how you can help, and to see the sweet pups and kitties up for adoption, visit You can also follow the organization and see the latest updates on Facebook and Instagram