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Southampton-based Meachers Global Logistics has partnered with Geest Line to transport veterinary supplies to Antigua.

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Meachers Global Logistics and Geest Line are facilitating the journey of a container of medical supplies to Antigua, to help local charities provide veterinary treatments on the Caribbean island.

Geest Line offered to transport medical supplies and other ‘wish list’ items for Many Tears Animal Rescue from the UK back to Antigua, at no cost.

Meachers Global Logistics, loaded the container with the donations and transported it to Portsmouth docks, also free of charge, ready for loading onto the Geest Line container ship ‘Atlantic Klipper’ to reach its destination in the next 12 days.

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Wales-based Many Tears Animal Rescue, which rehomes over 3,000 dogs each year, used social media and the press to raise over £8,000 in donations from vets and the public to support Antiguan charities in providing vital veterinary treatment for dogs and other animals along with provision of a spay and neutering service, a key requirement for reducing the local dog population. #AdoptDontShop

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The initiative began when Many Tears saw that there needed to be a distribution of supplies to support the work of the Ark Veterinary Clinic and Kennels, the Antiguan Spay & Neuter Clinic and the Dogs & Cats of Antigua Animal Foundation.

Sylvia Van Atta, founder of Many Tears Animal Rescue, said: “Vets in Antigua are facing challenges that many European countries have overcome in the past. By sharing our experience, we hope we can help them achieve their goals a little faster and tackle the problem of animals on the streets at the source.

“We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported filling the container of supplies and to Meachers Global Logistics and Geest Line for arranging safe delivery to Antigua. Without these companies none of this would have been possible.”

Dirk Hoffmann, general manager – commercial at Geest Line, said: ”The efforts of Many Tears Animal Rescue in both filling a container with invaluable provisions, and in raising awareness about these important issues, is to be applauded and it is a pleasure to help in the safe passage of the supplies.”