This is the AARF logo, which shows shows three animals on a yellow life raft: a small black and white kitten, a larger brown dog with a collar (a symbol of good animal care practice) and a small black and white dog. Grey clouds suggest an urgent need to find good homes for these animals. The raft (floating on blue waves representing the Caribbean sea surrounding Anguilla) shows that these animals have protectors in AARF and its many supporters. Finally, the sun peeks out from behind the clouds, signifying hope for these deserving animals.

Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation

Anguilla, British West Indies

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Available for Adoption / News

March 15


Notice of Annual General Meeting on April 12 at 4pm

The AARF 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on:

Thursday April 12th at Roy’s Bayside Grill at 4 PM.

All AARF members and supporters are invited to attend.

Presentations will be given covering our last years accomplishments and we will vote on our Board for the next year.

If you are interested in serving on the board or nominating someone for a position (with their consent), please email AARF at

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by April 10th.

The following positions will be voted on at the AGM (incumbents in parentheses):

  • President (Rebecca Taillon)
  • Vice President (Suzie Donahue)
  • Recording Secretary (Sarah Trevelyan)
  • Treasurer (Estelle Slade)
  • 2 Members at Large (Jean Reid, Denise Graves)

Members in good standing (having paid dues) will be allowed to vote. Dues may be paid prior to the beginning of the meeting. If you are not sure if your dues are due or would like to join please contact us.

Please consider volunteering for one of these positions. Your help is needed to continue the accomplishments AARF has made to this point. We are making a difference and it is very rewarding to know that we are helping the animals!

The duties of the executive members are as follows:

President: The President shall preside at all meetings of the Executive Committee and at all General and Special Meetings of the Society. He/she shall execute all documents of the Society except documents related to the property of the Society vested in the Trustees, and shall exercise general supervision of the affairs of the Society, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee. Except as otherwise specified, the President appoints all the chairs of all committees with the approval of the Executive Committee. He/she shall be an ex-officio member of all committees and shall perform all usual duties incidental to his/her office.

Vice President: The Vice President shall serve as Chairman of one of the standing committees as appointed by the President and assume all duties and responsibilities of that committee, assist the President in his/her duties and shall act in his/her place upon the President’s designation and in his/her absence. (Often the vice president will succeed the president)

Recording Secretary: The Recording Secretary shall prepare the agenda as directed by the President for all meetings of the Society, sending a copy of the agenda to all members at least three (3) days before the meeting. The secretary shall record, prepare and distribute minutes of all meetings and keep a record of the attendance of members at meetings. Other duties include keeping an official copy of the constitution and rules with amendments as made from time to time, securing permission and reserving if needed, a meeting place and execution of all documents dealing with the Friendly Societies Act and other official business as needed.

Treasurer: The Treasurer shall: receive and be responsible for all the funds of the Society, collect all membership dues and keep a financial account of all funds collected, keep an itemized account of all receipts and disbursements and present a written report to the Society at the Annual General Meeting, submit all books of accounts for audit, account to the Executive Committee on demand, prepare and propose an annual budget, review proposals/recommendations for other committees with regard to financial feasibility and every five years arrange for a revaluation of the assets of the society and deliver to the newly elected Treasurer all money, vouchers, books and papers of the Society in his/her custody with a supplementary report covering all transactions to date.

Member at Large (2): Members at large will chair one of the standing committees as appointed by the President and assume all duties and responsibilities of that committee. The standing committees include:

  • AARF Shelter
  • Fund Raising
  • Education
  • Communications
  • Membership & Volunteers
  • Adoptions
  • Policies and Procedures


News Briefs

New Amazon Smile Promotion for First Timers

If you have not used Amazon Smile yet, you can have Amazon TRIPLE its donation amount to AARF on your first purchase!

From now until March 31st, when customers make their first eligible purchase, Amazon will triple its donation rate to 1.5%.

Go to and Amazon donates to Anguilla Animal Rescue Corporation.

Remember, shopping at Amazon‘s Smile portal is exactly the same as the regular Amazon page. The prices and selection are exactly the same. ALL that changes is that Amazon gives a small portion of its profit to the charity of your choice. If you use Smile with the 80-0773777 identifier, AARF gets the donation.

Note: you can change your donation to any charity of your choice at any time. Just sign in to Amazon and change it under the Accounts section. We talk about the Smile program on our How To Help page here.

If you have already used Smile, then the donation will be 0.5% as usual, for which we are extremely grateful!

Please keep shopping at Smile (bookmark the page and use it for your Amazon link).

Amazon fine print is here on their promotion page, since they exclude a few items.

At the Adoption Center/Shelter

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:

  • Dusty — male, 1 to 1-1/2 years old.

Kittens and cats at the shelter:

  • Eros — male cat.
  • Romeo — male cat.

Note: For larger images and more information, click on any thumbnail image that has a thick visible border or go directly to our Available page.




Other Rescue Sites

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

A Little R & R Animal Sanctuary in Chicago is run by Renee and Rosalie who lived in Anguilla and have a special fondness for Anguillian animals. They have a Facebook page as well as a web site.

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. See also Mona’s House, which fosters pets.

Go to the Animal Experts web site or Facebook page for full descriptions and adoption information.

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Max is is an Anguillian cutie! Get the details here. (Scroll down.)


Island Puppy Rescue in New Jersey

In the New Jersey area, Island Puppy Rescue often has puppies in foster care.

Go to IPR’s web site or Facebook page for full descriptions and adoption information.

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Blossom is available (Everest was adopted). See here for details. (You many need to scroll down after you reach the page.)

Everest and Blossom


Other News Items

  • AARF needs supplies

    If you are visiting us and want to help us, we have a need for:

    • Large dog collars (we have puppy and small dog collars and leashes)
    • Leashes for large dogs (4 to 6 feet)
    • Bleachable, hard toys for puppies, kittens and cats. Soft cloth and toys that can absorb kennel messes cannot be used (more than once anyway!)
  • Our wonderful rescue, May

    If you have not read about May, our amazing rescue, and want the best feel good story of the day, read about her here. With many lovely photos, one of May snoring upside down in a lap!

  • Shop all Year Long at Amazon Smile and Amazon donates to AARF

    Did you know that if you shop at Amazon’s special portal,, Amazon will donate to AARF at NO COST TO YOU!

    The way it works is you follow the link to You will be taken to a special page on Amazon that lets you shop in exactly the same way you normally shop at Amazon.

    Your log in account information, preferences, prices, offers ALL stay the same — in fact the entire shopping experience is identical. The only difference is that when you buy something, Amazon donates a small portion of its profit to AARF (or any charity you choose).

    In fact, you can bookmark this link and use it all year long. The very long number in the link represents AARF.

  • AARF Was in the Washington Post!

    Click here to see just a few pets being transported

    Washington Post article

    The Washington Post has an article on volunteers transporting dogs and cats from other countries. The article lists several organizations that facilitate these transports. AARF is on the list, and in fact, is first on the list. This a an excellent article written by Andrea Sachs. Follow her link to see her other work, including another article about transporting.

    AARF has had a very successful transport program called Anguilla Puppy Express (which despite the name, includes kittens and cats) which has sent hundreds of Anguillian dogs and cats to the USA and Canada for adoption. In fact, we've sent over 70 internationally in 2016 alone (through October)!

    It’s all done via volunteers who take the pet from Anguilla, usually on a ferry to Sint Maarten (with some flights from Anguilla’s airport) and then on planes to North America — where other volunteers and rescue groups take over and find them forever homes. This saves otherwise unwanted pets and gives them fabulous homes.

    AARF pays for the airline fees and paperwork, and provides a full kit to take the pet on the journey. And it’s funded entirely through donations to our Puppy Express Fund. This makes it very easy for the transporting volunteers, who all not only love the experience, but very often want to repeat the experience!

    We have a few photos here (or click on the puppy photo on the right) and more on our US/Canada Adoption Photos page, and best of all, many are featured on a Facebook group called Anguillian Pet Owners, where you can see how they look today. Have a look!

  • Delta Airlines Raises Minimum age for In–cabin Pets to 16 weeks

    August, 2016: Delta is officially the least pet–friendly airline that flies between the USA and Sint Maarten (SXM). They’ve changed the minimum age for bringing a pet in the cabin to 16 weeks for international flights.

    That effectively means no AARF puppies will be able to travel with Delta, as the puppies are too large to fit in in–cabin carriers by that age. And of course, it excludes young kittens as well.

    If you plan to adopt or transport for AARF — or if you want to ado pta a young puppy or kitten from Anguilla, Delta is not going to fly for you.

    Read more here.

  • Second Chances Needs Donations

    image of a sign with the word help on it While we need donations (since our inventory was destroyed, we do not have a place to store the. If possible, could you please hold them until we can get back up and running?

    Second Chances is looking for all kinds of donations, including:

    • Men’s clothing
    • Ultra Fine Sharpies
    • ball point pens
    • Curtains and other linens
    • Household items
    • Toys and games
    • DVDs in working condition. Have any you don’t want them any more? We’ll happily take them!
    • Suitcases

    To donate or find out more, please see our Second Chances page.

About AARF

Information in a Nutshell

Hours of Operation and Contact Info

AARF and Morlens open hours schedule:

  • Mon: 10:00 am–12:30 pm and 3:30–5:30 pm
  • Tue: 10:00 am–12:30 pm and 3:30–5:30 pm
  • Wed: 10:00 am–12:30 pm and 3:30–5:30 pm
  • Thu: 10:00 am–12:30 pm ONLY (closed in the afternoon)
  • Fri: 10:00 am–12:30 pm and 3:30–5:30 pm
  • Sat: 10:00 am–1:00 pm

Morlens lists their open hours on their web site.

Phone numbers:

  • AARF: (264) 476–2731
  • Morlens: (264) 497–4600 (office)
  • Morlens: (264) 581–4600 (after hours emergency)


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Second Chances Thrift Boutique: Currently out of action due to Hurricane Irma. The shop and its building were damaged to the point where they were uninhabitable. Repairs are taking place, but the reopening date is unknown.

Facebook pages : Aarf Anguilla and Anguillian Pet Owners group.

One way, low volume email list: AARFUpdate. (Sign up required; follow the link.)

Welcome to AARF

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Anguilla location


Sandy, AARF poster boy

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.

Mission Statement

Our mission:

Promote the welfare of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens on Anguilla.

Adoption Center and Rescue shelter

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 AGM minutes can be found here.

If you would like to help, please see our How to Help page.

PayPal logo 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):

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.