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

July 25

News Briefs

Briefly in the News (see other news items in our expanded News section.):

Second Chances Needs Donations

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

  • small puppy collars (6 – 12 inches long)
  • small puppy leashes

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:

  • Forbes — male puppy, 6 weeks old
  • Giselle — female, 12 weeks
  • Gina — female puppy (previously Gary)
  • Geranium — female puppy (previously Gunther)
  • Gemma — female, 12 weeks old

Kittens and cats at the shelter:

  • Lucy — female kitten, about 1.5 years old (*** in Sarastoa, FL. Contact us if you are interested in adopting!)
  • Greer — male kitten, 6 weeks old
  • Gretchen — 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.

Lucy

Forbes

Giselle

Gina

Geranium

Gemma

Greer

Gretchen


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.

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

  • New Shirts and Hats!

    A reminder that we have new AARF adult unisex, ladies and child T–shirts as well as hats. See our Store page for photos and more information.

  • Second Chances Needs Donations

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

    • small puppy collars (6 – 12 inches long)
    • small puppy leashes
    • 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
    • Suitcases

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

About AARF

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

Phone numbers:

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

Email for AARF:

graphic showing aarfinfo email address

Quick link to more contact information.

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 most current one is 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.