Briefly in the News (see other news items in our expanded News section):
- We had a Puppy Wash and Vaccination event on Saturday, March 18th at the Blowing Point Youth Development/Community Centre. See photos here. Photos from the November event at the St. James School of Medicine are here.
- The AARF Annual General meeting is coming on March 28th. Nominations for Officers are now open! Follow the link to see our available list of positions, currently nominated candidates and incumbents.
- We have another heartwarming update about May, our amazing rescue. With lovely photos, one of May snoring upside down in a lap!
Shop at Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate to AARF
Shop at Amazon’s special portal, smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to AARF — at NO COST TO YOU! Amazon does everything for you at their expense.
Get the details further down on this page.
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:
- Olly — female puppy.
- Osiris — male puppy.
- Olive — female puppy.
- Opal — female puppy.
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 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.
Other News Items
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.
Happy December Update on our Amazing Dog May
May will have her first Christmas in her new home. Update here (including her complete story, with photos).
Second Chances Open Tuesdays and Fridays
Beginning in early December, Second Chances will be open days Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 until noon. The store will be closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
AARF is in the Washington Post!
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!
We Held a Free Puppy Wash and Vaccination Clinic
We had a Puppy Wash and Vaccination event on Saturday, March 18th at the Blowing Point Youth Development/Community Centre. See photos here.
As part of the St. James students and Morlens Veterinary Clinic Community Outreach projects, the following were offered:
- Free medicated shampoo and wash (to remove fleas and ticks) was performed by the students. AARF supplied the materials and the students provided the enthusiasm and volunteers!
- Free vaccination clinic hosted by AARF. Any eligible dog or cat got a free vaccination and exam by Morlens vet, Dr. Swanston. Morlens staff was also on hand and threw themselves wholeheartedly into the event.
- Hot dogs, drinks and snacks were sold by St. James students as a fundraiser for their student graduation ceremony.
Some 50 dogs and cats arrived to be bathed and some 42 vaccinations and exams were given. Fabulous!
Photos of the November event at the St. James School of Medicine are here.
AARF needs puppy supplies
If you are visiting us and want to help us, we have a need for:
- Large dog collars
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.
Second Chances Needs Donations
Second Chances is looking for all kinds of donations, including:
- Curtains 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!
To donate or find out more, please see our Second Chances page.
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