Category Archives: The Island Project

Island Life and Stalking Iguanas

by Kellie Heckman This week I’ve had a few “Wow, I am living on a tropical island!” moments. It started when I was sitting on the couch doing some work at home. I heard a scratching sound at my door … Continue reading

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Going My Way?

Last summer FiXiT Foundation conducted a spay/neuter perception survey to gather insight to use to increase demand for our program on St. Croix. One particular issue that popped out to us as limiting people’s ability to fix their pets, was … Continue reading

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Culture clash: Island Time Versus Business Time

by Kellie Heckman I was just counting on my fingers the other day how long I have been in St. Croix – over 7 months! WOW – time flies. In reflection, I decided to do a little comparison of a … Continue reading

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First Week at the St. Croix Clinic!

by Kellie Heckman FiXiT Foundation’s low cost spay/neuter clinic has been officially up and running for a week! Hooray!! It has been exciting to say the least. Lots of learning experiences: wrangling clients, rallying volunteers, minimizing the paper trail, and … Continue reading

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Challenge: Changing How Spay & Neuter is Perceived

By Kellie Heckman This past weekend I spent time at the Virgin Islands Agrifest (did you hear that they had tofu kabobs?!). This is a major event here—hotels and rental cars on the island have been booked solid for weeks. … Continue reading

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St. Croix Clinic Launch & Happy Spay Day!

by Kellie Heckman This week FiXiT Foundation opens our spay/neuter clinic in St. Croix –a collaborative effort called St. Croix Animal Welfare Network with the animal shelter and veterinarians on the island. This marks a major milestone for our organization, … Continue reading

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Blood, Sweat, Tears, and 5 Poster Designs

by Kellie Heckman This coming week marks the official start of FiXiT’s Island Project with the launch of our marketing campaign. Wow! We have been working for the past 9 months to get to this point, and our journey has … Continue reading

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