Guests of The West Bay Club Adopt a Potcake Found After the Hurricane

Sep 21, 2011, 10:00 ET from The West Bay Club

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A family visiting The West Bay Club, a luxurious, intimate boutique resort on the world renowned beach of Grace Bay, received two unexpected visitors:  Hurricane Irene and a new family pet.

Sue Panno Shepard, who is involved with ground and air rescue in her hometown in New York State, explored the island of Providenciales with her family immediately after Hurricane Irene swept the island.  During that time they came across a litter of "potcakes", the name given to local, homeless  dogs in the islands of the Caribbean.  The locals provided homes to the strongest and healthiest newborns but one very weak puppy was left behind.  Sue and her family took him in.  Because of that, they had to extend their stay at The West Bay Club so proper care, including a visit to the local veterinarian for much-needed treatment and vaccinations could be provided.  The local vet, in conjunction with the local potcake rescue program, was most helpful in providing free care and the documents necessary to adopt and transport the puppy to his new home.  He went from being abandoned to finding a loving new family in just a few days.  

"There are so many things to see and do in Providenciales, but Sue and her family took it a step further by getting involved with rescuing a potcake in need of help and a new home.  We are delighted when our guests become involved with the community and find a new adventure here.  It was impossible not to fall in love with this little guy when Sue and family showed him off.  I am told when they found him it was love at first sight.   The puppy rescue and the fact that we had minimal damage were two big blessings Turks & Caicos received from the Hurricane," said Dane Underwood, Managing Director of The West Bay Club.

About The West Bay Club

Anchored on the peaceful, western end of the Turks and Caicos' most famous attraction, Grace Bay Beach, The West Bay Club features large, luxuriously-appointed ocean-front suites with spacious living areas, full kitchens or kitchenettes and outdoor terraces to enjoy the direct ocean views and cooling breezes.  The West Bay Club offers a range of amenities, including a poolside restaurant and bar serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, free use of the Hobie Cat and other non-motorized water sports , a well-equipped fitness center, complimentary wireless Internet throughout the resort, a manager's reception on Wednesday evenings and a kitchen stock-up service prior to guests' arrival to name a few.

The West Bay Club suite types include one, two and three-bedroom penthouses with breathtaking views of the famous white sands and aquamarine waters of Turks and Caicos. The family-friendly resort is ideal for any type of island getaway, including group events, weddings, honeymoons and corporate outings. Follow The West Bay Club to paradise on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and For information and/or reservations in Turks & Caicos call toll free 1-866-607-4156.

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