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

web page hit counter

Available for Adoption / News

November 13

News Briefs


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:

  • Ruby — female puppy.
  • Twister — female puppy, approx 16 weeks old.
  • Opal — female puppy.
  • Topaz — female puppy, brown, 12 weeks old.
  • Zercon — male puppy, tan, 12 weeks old.

Kittens and cats at the shelter:

  • None at this time — please check back later.

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.

Ruby

Twister

Opal

Topaz

Zercon


Other Rescue Sites

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.

Go to their Facebook page or web site for more information.

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.

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.

News

Other News Items

  • June, 2018:

    Second Chances is back — and has a Great Selection of Goodies!

    Second Chances Boutique Thrift Store is back and has a huge selection of clothing and housewares. Come by and get great bargains on very nice goods.

    It is in the same location as before, in the BIG Store Building on the Long Path Road.

    More about our Second Chances store here.

     

  • Freedom Flight 2018

    After the Hurricanes: Freedom Flight Photos and stories

    On April 3 2018, after a HUGE amount of planning, we got 17 dogs and 3 cats to the United States via St. Maarten, San Juan, a flight to Miami, and then to Orlando.

    This was our second airlift of a large group of dogs and cats to the USA! The first, part of “Operation Saints to States” came soon after the hurricanes in September.

    And now we have the story for BOTH airlifts, along with a ton of photos.

    See our Airlift section on our Events page for both stories.

     

  • March 17, 2018:

    Great Dog/Cat/Puppy/Kitten Wash and Vaccination Clinic!

    We had our best ever dog wash and vaccination clinic on March 17, 2018. We had the most people ever drop by with their pets to get a free flea/tick shampoo (at least 85), free vaccination (a record 83 were given!) and or deworming from Dr. Goldson from the Morlens Veterinary Clinic (along with a free vet examination), and food and drinks sold by the St. James Medical School of Medicine students.

    Photos here. (Past dog wash photos here.)

     

  • AARF needs supplies

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

    • Medium Dog collars
    • Dog treats (no rawhide chews because they cannot be kept clean inside the kennels)
    • Cat treats — Temptation Treats are always a cat favorite!
    • Small puppy toys, teething size. Best if they are bleachable, because toys made of cloth and other soft materials absorb kennel “messes” and cannot be cleaned
    • Purse size packages of baby wipes (to send with our transports)
    • Leashes for large dogs (4 to 6 feet)
    • Metal non–tipping bowls (will be used for food and water in the shelter)
    • Bleachable, hard toys for puppies, kittens and cats. Soft cloth and toys that can absorb kennel messes and cannot be cleaned adequately

     

  • May, our wonderful rescue (what a story!)

    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, smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate to AARF at NO COST TO YOU!

    The way it works is you follow the link to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/80-0773777. 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 a very successful transport program called Anguilla Puppy Express (which despite the name, includes kittens and cats). The program (APE) has sent hundreds of Anguillian dogs and cats to the USA and Canada for adoption. In fact, we've sent hundred internationally through 2017!

    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

    Delta logo upside down Starting in 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

    Please save your gently used clothing, housewares and fully working electronics, because the store is reopening on June 5th. You could bring the donations to the store, or to our rebuilt drop box at the Catholic Church in The Valley.

    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 some that you don’t want them any more? We’ll happily take them!
    • Electronics in working order, including any charging bricks or cables needed to use the electronics.
    • 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)

Email:

graphic showing the aarfinfo email address

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

Map of the Caribbean showing location of Anguilla

Anguilla location

Sandy

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.