Briefly in the News:
MAY HAS HER GREAT HOME!
Updated! May went to New Jersey looking for that perfect home — and has now found it!.
Click on the collage to the right or follow the links below for the story.
May was a starving young dog who was living in concrete rubble under a house towards the East End. She was spotted, the word spread and three angels started feeding her. She was shy but took to the helping hands. A fabulous story followed, with the best ending.
First timers: Read from top to bottom. Otherwise, choose a chapter:
Part 1: Background and history leadng to May looking for a great home.
Part 2: May travels to New Jersey and goes to a foster home.
Part 3: May finds her home!
New Shirts and Hats!
New AARF adult unisex, ladies and child T–shirts are US$20 for adult and ladies; children sizes are US$15.
Also, have a look at our new hats.
See our Store page for photos and more information.
(Or click on a collage to the right)
See Recent News items further down on this page in our expanded News section.
Available for Adoption
Give a forever home to one of our great puppies, kittens, cats and dogs! They’re shown below in order of arrival; those at the top have been in the shelter the longest.
Dogs and puppies at the shelter:
- None at this time — please check back later.
Kittens and cats at the shelter:
- Lucy — female kitten, about 8 months old
- Emily — female cat
- Etou — female kitten
- Eva — female year old
- Eddie — male kitten, 6 weeks old
- Eliza — female kitten, 6 weeks old
Note: For larger images and more information, click on any thumbnail image that has a visible border or go directly to our Available page.
Other Rescue Sites with Anguilla Puppies and Kittens
Sometimes you don’t have to travel to Anguilla to adopt. Your new island dog, cat, kitten or puppy may be closer than you think!
In the New Jersey area, Island Puppy Rescue (IPR) often has puppies of ours that were transported by helpful AARF friends. Also in the USA (in Southern Connecticut), The Animal Experts takes dogs and cats and puts them up for adoption. And in the Chicago area, we have R&R Rescue, a new nonprofit run by Renee and Rosalie, former Anguilla residents.
R&R Rescue in Chicago
The Animal Experts in Southern Connecticut
Are you in Connecticut? Elena, with The Animal Experts in southern Connecticut, is an AARF rescue partner. She finds forever homes for kittens as well as puppies.
Island Puppy Rescue in New Jersey
In the New Jersey area, Island Puppy Rescue often has puppies in foster care.
Older News Items
Second Chances is looking for all kinds of donations, including:
- Curtains and other linens
- Toys and games
- DVDs in working condition. Have any you don’t want them any more? We’ll happily take them!
- Christmas decorations
To donate or find out more, please see our Second Chances page.
St. James School of Medicine Puppy Wash Benefits AARF
AARF and the St. James School of Medicine partnered to provide free flea and tick shampoos for puppies and dogs.
All anyone had to do was bring a dog on a leash and a towel, and the students did the rest.
We used the opportunity to talk about fleas, ticks and other beasties, and handed out free spay/neuter vouchers. The students had baked goods and hot dogs for sale, which they’ll use to help fund their graduation ceremony.
Environmental Health even sprayed the parking lot afterwards to make sure any leftover viable fleas and ticks…weren’t!
Click on the collage on the right for an enlargement.
New Shirt and Hat Designs
We had a design contest asking for new designs for AARF goodies and got many great submissions. We are rolling out three of them onto shirts and hats.
St. Maarten is implementing new pet importation regulations. A microchip (ISO highly recommended!) will be needed to bring a pet into Anguilla via St. Maarten.
Are you bringing a pet into Anguilla or St. Maarten/Martin? Does your pet have a microchip? Read this.
St. Maarten has implemented new pet importation regulations. We will have updates as needed and are still trying to get the full details. Some short details:
- (New) you need a granted permission form from Sint Maarten. It must be emailed in. Important: this form details many different vaccinations, tests and other requirements that have to be certified by your North America vet (mostly on the NA health certificate)
- (New) your pet needs a microchip (ISO preferred)
- A Health Certificate filled out to convey compliance with the Sint Maarten requirements
- (As before when coming to Anguilla) you need a granted permission form from the Anguilla Government (Department of Agriculture)
- (As before) you need a rabies certificate if applicable
For now what we know is on this temporary page.
Thanks to Lenovo employee and Lenovo Corporate Matching Program!
AARF would like to thank the Lenovo employee who made a recent donation to AARC, our Florida subsidiary. We appreciate your donation and it’s wonderful that your company matched the donation by 50% Obviously they have a nice Corporate Donation Matching Program. However, we did not get a name.
Transports Continue in 2016!
Wow. A LOT of puppies have been recently transported by visitors and friends of AARF to new homes all over North America!
It’s easy and fun to you take a kitten or puppy to one of our partners. We do the groundwork so all you do is take a lucky one with you (just ask us for the details).
- Great news: as of Spring 2015, the CDC has added Anguilla to its official list of rabies–free countries. This means it is again easier for people to adopt AARF puppies and bring them home to the U.S. New APHIS rules still apply. If you are planning a trip to Anguilla from the States, think about bringing a furry friend back with you! Email us — we have the details.
- We have new T–shirts with the AARF logo (available in different colors). We have other great merchandise too.
- Travelers bringing pets to Anguilla via St. Maarten (SXM) are now required to obtain a permit from the St. Maarten government. Further information, including an application for the permit, may be obtained from the Inspection Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. (That’s the Inspection Department TEZVT – LVV (Landbouw, Veeteelt en Visseri) by the way.)
- Newspapers, we need newspapers! Puppies do what puppies do and they do it a lot. We should call them poopies… If you have newspapers that you can donate, just drop them off at the shelter during any open hours. Thank you.
- We have donated soft pet carriers, but need couriers to bring them to us. We will mail them to you in advance. (details)
- Got usable crates? We'd love them! (more).
- Volunteers always welcome and highly appreciated! (details).
- Our position on the dolphinarium (below).
Shopping at Amazon? AARF can get a donation (Amazon donates, not you)
If you shop at Amazon, you can donate to us with no changes to you (all prices, shipping, your lists, settings, etc. are exactly the same as if you went through your normal Amazon web page).
Just use Amazon’s charity program, AmazonSmile.
By using AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate a percentage (0.5%) of the purchase price to us at AARF (AARC). You personally are not donating anything, so there is zero impact to your wallet; the prices Amazon charge are exactly the same.
Just shop as you do now, and Amazon does the rest.
So, sign in, choose us as your charity of choice (or any charity you choose), bookmark your new Amazon page, and then use that bookmark for all your shopping. Click the graphic to the right for a shortcut to Smile.
Need Couriers to Bring Donated Carriers to Anguilla
Are you coming to Anguilla? Would you be willing to bring some soft pet carriers to us? These are carriers we have used in our Puppy Express program. We need them back after the puppies have been delivered so that we can use them again.
Since shipping items to Anguilla is quite expensive, we are hoping to find some travelers willing to bring us the carriers. Our donor will mail them to you. You don’t have to do anything except receive them in the mail and then bring one or two to us!
If you can bring one or two or more, we would be very grateful.
If you can help, send us an email at our main email address.
pet carriers and crates needed
Do you have usable pet carriers/crates you don’t need any more? AARF has a crate rental program (for the plastic ones), which is very useful for people who don’t have their own carriers and need one to transport their newly adopted puppy or bring in their kitten for follow up vaccinations.
Somehow these rental crates tend to disappear and we don’t have many right now. If you have an older but still usable carrier that you no longer need, please consider donating it to AARF; we could definitely use it.
From time to time we have a need for volunteers to do things like:
- Walk dogs at the shelter
- Play with our kittens and puppies to socialize them
- Volunteer at Second Chances thrift store
- Help any of our chair efforts or programs
- Transport pets to new homes in North America
If you are interested in helping, please either send an email to our General email account or call the shelter at 476.2731. The shelter phone is only staffed when a volunteer is on duty, but it has voicemail. So leave a message if we’re not there and we’ll get back to you.
We have been asked about the dolphinarium at Blowing Point. Here is our position on the issue.
Hours of Operation
AARF (and the Morlens Vet Clinic) are open:
- Mon: 9:30 am–12:30 pm and 3:30–5:30 pm
- Tue: 9:30 am–12:30 pm and 3:30–5:30 pm
- Wed: 9:30 am–12:30 pm and 3:30–5:30 pm
- Thu: 9:30 am–12:30 pm ONLY (closed in the afternoon)
- Fri: 9:30 am–12:30 pm and 3:30–5:30 pm
- Sat: 9:30 am–1:00 pm
- AARF: (264) 476–2731
- Morlens: (264) 497–4600 (office)
- Morlens: (264) 581–4600 (after hours emergency)
Email for AARF:
Quick link to more contact information.
Welcome to AARF
The Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation (AARF) is a non–profit organization dedicated to the welfare of dogs, puppies, cats and kittens on the Caribbean island of Anguilla.
Founded in September 2000, we are 100% unpaid and 100% volunteer–driven with an adoption center and rescue shelter (map) located within Anguilla’s only veterinary clinic.
Anguilla is a very small island which lies about 140 miles east of Puerto Rico. It’s very small — only 16 miles long by 3 miles wide. The land area is about 35 square miles, or about 91 km2. (If you want to learn more about Anguilla, here are a few pointers to more bits of information.)
The population is about 14,000 and the ratio of pets to those owners wanting pets is very high. Most people who want a pet have one, but there are many animals available.
And what great dogs and cats we have! Because of mixing over time, our dogs and cats are smart, have excellent personalities and are great looking too. They are in such great demand that dozens each year are adopted by visitors, and once their friends meet out about them, by their friends.
AARF History and Quick Tour
Founded in 2000, our history is summarized in an article covering our our ten year anniversary.
We have a short 3 minute video that shows our shelter. Links to various sizes and formats are lower down on this page in this column.
Promote the welfare of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens on Anguilla.
We work to accomplish that mission via several activities and programs. Specifically, we:
- Maintain an adoption center and rescue shelter that takes in unwanted animals.
- Provide for adoptions of healthy animals at a reasonable cost.
- Socialize incoming animals to make them adoptable.
- Educate the public in the humane treatment and care of animals. In particular, we have an education program that visits school children with a classroom presentation several times a year and we publish articles in the nation’s newspaper and tourist literature.
- Attempt to reduce the population of unwanted animals through education and by providing spay and neuter surgery to new adopters and with targeted Trap, Neuter and Release (TNR) programs. We provide for need–based spays and neuters on a case by case basis. Our Spay and Neuter program is making a tangible difference: even repeat visitors have commented on the difference!
More About AARF
We are an established non–profit corporation and have a subsidiary corporation in Florida (the Anguilla Animal Rescue Corporation or AARC) that has been granted U.S. 501(c)(3) status.
We receive no funding at all from any source; 100% of our budget comes from donations, fundraisers and the sale of a small amount of merchandise. Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) minutes talk about our finances and accomplishments. Our most current one is here.
If you would like to help, please see our How to Help page.
We have a PayPal account linked to AARC to make it easy to donate (and allowing for tax deduction) to AARF.
Click on the graphic on the navigation bar on this and many of our main pages. It’ll lead to our revamped “How to Help AARF” page. Thanks very much in advance to for wanting to help AARF.
Contact us if you have any questions or comments.
Also, please join our low–volume, one–way announce aarfupdate email list, which provides up to the minute information about happenings. We also have a two–way forum on Facebook for everyone to post news and items of interest.
We Have a Video!
We have a short 3 minute video that describes us and shows our shelter. See it in various sizes (smallest to largest):
- Mobile (480 x 720), 7.5 MB
- High Quality (640 x 360), 17.4 MB
- High Definition (1280 x 720), 53 MB
- Huge (1920 x 1080), 68.7 MB
- Or see it on Vimeo
The video was generously done for us by Encyclomedia while they were here on Anguilla filming another project.
Web Site Notes
Click on images with a thick gray border (such as the one around Sandy the dog above) for an enlargement or for more information.