2023 is, in fact, the Year of the Cat (if you’re in Vietnam; Rabbit for others)! So–as a “cat person” myself, perhaps it’s no coincidence that I found myself at the Saipan Cares for Animals “virtual shelter” run by Executive Director, Beth Pliscou, and her staff. While no longer operating as a shelter since relocating the facility, the clinic does provide, to members of the public, all the services the clinic once provided to their shelter animals, free of charge–if the citizen (the person who may have found the stray dog or cat) provides the shelter. Services include spaying, neutering and vaccinations.
Local celebrity and “relic hunter,” Fabian Indalecio has a warm spot for Saipan’s strays and neglected pets, and so encourages visitors (such as my tour clients who wish to contribute to his Battle of Saipan museum) to, instead, make those contributions to Saipan Cares for Animals.
In this short video, a recent tour client and I did just that and made a quick, but cuddly visit to the clinic on Middle Road….on the first floor of the green building…across from the Shell gas station…that’s next to First Hawaiian Bank! Watch until the end for a cuteness-overload!