Briefly in the News (see other news items in our expanded News section.):
Second Chances Has Moved
On September 13, we moved our thrift boutique store, Second Chances to a larger new site in the Megasavers building. See below on this page for the details.
If you are visiting us and want to help us, we have a need for:
- small puppy collars (6 – 12 inches long)
- small puppy leashes
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:
- Ishac — female puppy
- Jackson — male long dog! (2 years old)
Kittens and cats at the shelter:
- Illy — female kitten
- Iris — female kitten
- Igor — male kitten.
- Izzie — female kitten.
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
Second Chances Has Moved
September 13, 2016: Second Chances Opens in New Location Today!!!
We've moved our Thrift Store from the Catholic Church to the Megasavers building in the Farrington.
After two years, AARF has a new, great location in the Megasavers building in The Farrington.
Not only is it larger, but it’s completely indoors. And we are thrilled to thank our anonymous donor for the first year's rent!
Open hours for September and October will be Tuesdays only from 9–12.
As more volunteers arrive on island for high season, the store will expand hours to Tuesday and Fridays, 9–12, with Saturdays TBD.
Want to help at the store? Volunteers and donations are always needed. If you’re able to help us out, please stop by during business hours, email us (see our email address on the right) or call AARF at 264–476–2731.
The drop off box is still in its original location in the St. Gerard’s Catholic Church parking lot. Please continue to use it for donations. Or, if you have donations, drop by the store during open hours, or come by our shelter when it is open.
Important: Please do NOT park directly in front of the store and take spaces from Megasavers customers. There is parking on either side.
Haven't tried Megasavers? You should! You can get quality warehouse goods (like you can at Costco). See their Megasavers Facebook page.
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.
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
To donate or find out more, please see our Second Chances page.
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
- AARF: (264) 476–2731
- Morlens: (264) 497–4600 (office)
- Morlens: (264) 581–4600 (after hours emergency)
Email for AARF:
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.