AARF Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, February 10
Board and Chair Members are Needed!
Join our team and be part of our wonderful group and help save and work with our great dogs and cats.
Our Annual General Meeting approaches! See further down this page for details.
Second Chances is looking for all kinds of donations. See below.
Other Recent News items are 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:
- Alice — female puppy, 6 weeks old
- Alvin — male puppy, 6 weeks old
- Arthur — male puppy, 6 weeks old
- Audrey — female puppy, 6 weeks old
- Ava — female puppy, 6 weeks old
- Axel — male puppy, 6 weeks old
Kittens and cats at the shelter:
- Lucy — female kitten, about 8 months 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
AARF Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, February 10
Board and Chair Members are Needed!
Please consider joining us.
Be part of our wonderful group and help save and work with our great dogs and cats. It’s rewarding --- and fun.
Dear Members and Friends of AARF,
Jackie Pascher, President of the Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation (AARF) has announced that the 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 5:15 p.m. at Roy’s Bayside Grill in Sandy Ground. AARF members, friends, and other interested individuals are invited to attend. Members of AARF in good standing (paid dues) who attend the meeting are further invited to elect members to the Executive Committee. These individuals shall be responsible for the management of the affairs of the Society until the next Annual General Meeting.
If you are interested in serving on the Board or nominating someone for a position (with his/her consent), please contact the AARF Secretary (currently Carol Gilbert) BY MIDNIGHT OF MONDAY, JANUARY 11th.
All nominated persons will be contacted to confirm whether or not they are interested in standing for nomination. The list of proposed candidates will be submitted at the AGM for election.
The following positions are open:
- Vice President
- Recording Secretary
- Member at Large #1
- Member at Large #2
The duties of the executive members are as described on our web site here. Board meetings are about once a month.
Please consider volunteering for one of these positions. Your help is needed to continue the contributions AARF has made to the Anguillian community, and we need new help and perspectives to keep AARF running as smoothly as it does now.
Per our policy, only members in good standing (paid dues) will be allowed to vote. Dues may be paid prior to the beginning of the AGM. If you would like to join or renew your $20 US membership in AARF, please contact the Membership Chair (Penny Hope-Ross) or call Penny directly at 1–264–497–0165. (Please note: Anguilla is one hour AHEAD of Eastern time and 4 hours ahead of Pacific time.)
Or, you may leave a check payable to AARF at the office of Island Dream Properties, Tomac Plaza, George Hill Road (Anguilla), Monday — Friday from 9:00 — 5:00 p.m.
You can also pay dues via PayPal. Go to our How to Help page and click on the “Donate” button to use PayPal (the kitten in the left hand side navigation section does the same thing). Please ensure that your name shows up and then click on the “Add any Special instructions” button. Type in “2016 Membership” so we know it’s for a membership.
Thank you for all the support you give AARF!
Second Chances is looking for all kinds of donations, including:
- Curtains and other linens
- Toys and games
- Christmas decorations
To donate or find out more, please see our Second Chances page.
Thanks to Lenovo employee and Lenovo Corporate Matching Program!
AARF would like to thank the Lenovo employee who made a recent donation to AARC, our Florida subsidiary. We appreciate your donation and it’s wonderful that your company matched the donation by 50% Obviously they have a nice Corporate Donation Matching Program. However, we did not get a name.
Thanks to Mike and Rene for recently taking these two puppies to their new homes.
It’s easy and fun to take a kitten or puppy to one of our partners in N. America to find great homes. We do the groundwork so all you do is take a lucky one with you (just ask us for the details).
Second Chances Thrift store Summer Hours
Second Chances will be closed during August. Donations, of course will be dearly, gratefully and thankfully accepted at any time (use the the little house shaped donation box at the Catholic church). For more about Second Chances, please see here.
Want to Go Windsurfing?
AARF has some nice windsurfing equipment for sale. US$ 1500 or Best Offer. See here for the list and photos. All of the proceeds (100%) go directly to our animals and programs.
If interested, please send an email to our thrift email address:
The equipment list is:
One (1) Sailboard:
F2 9¹1²/2.78m Volume 103L
Two (2) Wishbones:
Northsail 130/190 + 165/215
Four (4) Fins
Infinity 6.4, 6.0, 5.6, 5.0
Spectro Transparent 5.5, 6.5
Three (3) Masts:
Northsail Spacetech XC40
One (1) KC Fiber Mast
“Paws for a Cause” Shelter Improvement Project Update
A huge thank you to all AARF Supporters who supported our “Paws for a Cause” event, one of our Shelter Improvement fundraising events.
Our big shelter project this year is an enclosed outdoor play area that will give our puppies and older dogs a chance to spend some time outside and enjoy our beautiful island breezes.
In the past, we've added electricity, ceiling fans, lights, nice large dog runs, cat condos and play areas, anti–mosquito screens and more.
The winning “paws” were drawn at the AARF Shelter on Tuesday afternoon. They have all been notified and and their prizes are below. Please visit, shop with or buy from our many patrons who donated items for the Auction. Items such as these:
- Balinese Massage at SRI Spa — Pamela
- Balinese Massage at SRI Spa — Sandra C
- Barrel Stay Dinner for two — Alycia H
- Beach BBQ (Cap Juluca) — Kathie B
- Cuisinart Round of Golf for 4 — Lacey C
- Mangos — Lunch for two — Bud B
- Picante — Gift Certificate $70 — Sandra G
- Straw Hat — Gift Certificate $100 — Chris & Sue M
- Sunset Beach Ride — Jennine M
- WiFi Radio — Ann R
Thank you to everyone who came out for the Ladies Lunch at CuisinArt’s Tokyo Bay restaurant, which raised $2,100 for AARF! Besides the luncheon, there were many many great items at the auction (click here) for auction photos and descriptions. Items up for auction included:
- CuisinArt Golf and Spa Resort
- 2 round trip tickets, Anguilla to San Juan with Seaborne Airlines
- Calypso Ferries — 4 seats on sunset cruise
- Nvie Boutique — Dida Handbag
- Petals Boutique — $50 voucher
- Wooden Sculpture by Paul Corfield
- Original painting by Joanne Mason
- Arthur Court Stainless steel carving set
- Hand crafted quilt by Carol Richardson
- Massage from Jill Walker
- 2 Limoges ring holders
- Jewel Art, Anguilla
- Barry Moser Prints
- Cut and Blow Dry from Zimzala Salon and Boutique
- Great news: 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 email@example.com. (That’s the Inspection Department TEZVT – LVV (Landbouw, Veeteelt en Visseri) by the way.)
- Second Chances would like DVDs in working condition.
- We have new T–shirts with the AARF logo; they’re available in different colors
- Second Chances would love to get DVDs in working condition and don’t want them any more, we would happily take them.
- Amazon shoppers — shop at Amazon Smile to have Amazon donate to us. There is no cost to you and your Amazon shopping experience is exactly the the same! Get all the details here). Now go look for those deals — and have Amazon send us 0.5% of the purchase price of your items!
- Shop Amazon Smile; use your existing Amazon account and Amazon (not you) donates a portion of its profit to AARF. (more).
- We have sent so many puppies, dogs, kittens and cats to the USA and Canada that we decided to highlight some of them in a photo gallery. See the navigation bar to the left for the new menu item. See our Adoption Basics page for all the details on adopting and taking a kitten or puppy home.
- 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 do so with no changes to you (all prices, shipping etc. are exactly the same as if you went through your normal Amazon portal), but in this case, Amazon will donate a percentage (0.5%) of the purchase price to AARF (AARC).
Your shopping experience with Amazon remains the same: prices, shipping, lists, in fact your entire experience.
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. Learn more about the program.
You can even bookmark AmazonSmile instead of your regular Amazon bookmark. Simply go to smile.amazon.com, and make sure you are logged in to your regular Amazon account.
Once you have set AARC as your charity, you should see something like this graphic at the top left of your page — the AmazonSmile logo, text showing you are supporting AARC and of course, your account information:
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:
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.
Doing some Post–Holiday Shopping?
Amazon Donates to AARF when you Shop!
If you shop at Amazon, you can do so AND have money sent to us at AARF at no cost to you. It’s all thanks to Amazon's charitable program called Amazon Smile. (Learn more about it on our How to Help page.)
Everything about the Amazon experience — all prices, selection, shipping, etc. — are exactly the same as if you went through your normal Amazon web page, but Amazon donates a small percentage of its profit to AARF (AARC, actually). Your shopping experience with Amazon remains the same except that you use a slightly different web page on Amazon (one they set up specifically for this program).
What’s not to like about this? No hit to your wallet, and Amazon helps us out! And it works all year long!
Click the above graphic to start shopping on Amazon's Smile page. The program runs all year, so please bookmark the Smile page and use that to shop at Amazon. Thank you!
January 2016: There has been a change to Morlens/AARF hours — both are now closed on Thursday afternoons.
We (and 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)
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.