Anguilla Puppy Express and Other News from AARF

Here’s some news, information and requests from AARF that we’re happy to pass along. Sorry we don’t have any new darling puppy photos to show at the moment. There are none up for adoption at the moment! Good news for puppies!

Anguilla Puppy Express

Now that we are in the season when we have a lot of visitors, and many of our residents travel from Anguilla to the US and Canada, we’d like to ask you to consider bringing a puppy or kitten or two with you when you travel. We have rescue partners in various locations in the Northeast. They will meet you at the airport to receive the puppy and will find her a loving forever home. Sometimes an adoption is finalized before the flight, and you would be met by the new family.

We do not have enough adoptions into Anguilla families for all of the puppies and kittens who are surrendered, and our international rescue efforts not only save the lives of many, many animals but provide them with wonderful forever families. All of the puppy’s expenses will be paid for; you just have to make a reservation with your airline and take the puppy in the cabin with you. If you can help, or if you have any questions about transporting, please email us at aarfinfo@aarf.ai.

Of course we’d love to have you adopt a puppy or kitten yourself as well! If you want to help the Anguilla Puppy Express by giving a donation, you can make a contribution at the shelter, by mail, or on our website via PayPal. Just make a notation that it’s for the Puppy Express. Donations are much appreciated as they help us cover the costs for an adoption that might otherwise not happen.

Happy Stories on Facebook

More and more people are sharing their Anguilla puppy/kitten stories on Facebook and it’s a fun way to share and to see our little ones grow with their families. AARF has a Facebook page called Aarf Anguilla. There is a new group that Kevin Lloyd just started called Anguillan Pet Owners (URL not available yet). Fly-A-Pup; Saving Anguillan Pups is another great site run by our friends Klara and Rosie.

Our rescue partner Sue in NJ has Island Puppy Rescue International. Our rescue partner Elena in CT has The Animal Experts. Our rescue partner Heather in PA has Critter Corral Inc. Our rescue partner Lisa in Toronto has Lisa’s Small Dog Rescue. Our rescue partner in MA, via our friend Laurence, is Save A Dog, Inc. Anguilla Adopted Puppies

And don’t forget our website at www.aarf.ai. Here’s a photo we love, of three puppies who were adopted from Anguilla into different homes at different times and now go to doggy day care together.

Join us at Roy’s on Friday Nights

We are back into the swing of the Friday night happy hour raffles at Roy’s Bayside Grill in Sandy Ground. Raffle tickets are just $1 each or 6/$5. We have fun prizes and the drawing is at 7pm. All prizes are donated, and all money raised goes to AARF.

Please Help

Can you bring some soft carriers to Anguilla? We have a few more soft carriers in the States that we need to get back to the shelter so that we can use them again. If you are traveling to Anguilla and can bring two or more along, please let us know. They can be folded and put into a suitcase.

This is an ongoing need, as we send puppies and kittens to the States, we need the carriers back, and having people bring them when they come to Anguilla is the easiest for us. We will arrange to have the carriers mailed to your home or place of business.

Cleaning House? Now that the holidays are over, many of us get the urge to clean house. It’s a perfect time to set aside things you no longer use and donate them to AARF for our yard sale. Maybe that gift you received and will never use will be treasured by someone else.

We happily accept all new and gently used items. You can drop them off at the AARF container behind Anguilla Techni Sales on the North Hill Road or at the shelter. If you have furniture or other large items and need help, send us an email at aarfinfo@aarf.ai. The sale of just a few items at the yard sale will pay for the cost of a vaccination and go a long way toward paying for a spay.

Shelter Wish List

If you are coming to Anguilla and would like to bring something to help our shelter animals, we can always use small (6-12″) puppy collars, leashes, washable puppy and kitten toys, treats, soft sided carriers for international adoptions, hard sided crates to use for rentals, as well as much needed financial donations. We hope you will stop by the shelter, meet our guests, cuddle puppies and kittens, buy an AARF tee shirt or hat to take home with you. We always enjoy meeting new supporters and seeing returning friends.

Wonder how to make a donation to AARF if you’re not in Anguilla? It’s easy with our PayPal donation button on the AARF website (www.aarf.ai). On the home page and other pages you’ll see the icon of AARF poster girl Freya, who is now happily living in Maine with her loving forever family. Click on the icon and you’ll see how easy it is to donate.

freya-anguilla-kittenAs we’ve said before, AARF gets no support from the government. All of our programs are funded through the generosity of people like you, whether through direct donations, membership dues, or participating in our fund raisers. Here’s the Freya icon to look for on our website.

Thank you for all you do. It truly makes a difference.

Anguilla Youth Dinghy Regatta

The Anguilla Youth Sailing Club will be holding their annual sailing regatta on Saturday, January 28th in Sandy Ground.

The regatta will have four separate classes- gold and silver Optimist (for sailors 15 and under), Club 420, and Lasers (for sailors 18 and under).

Registration to participate will begin at 8am, while the first race will start at 9:30am.  Assuming everything goes on time (which it normally does), the award ceremony will begin at 3:30pm.

Over 30 sailors from St Maarten, St Barths, Nevis, Puerto Rico, and of course, Anguilla have already registered.

Sounds like it will be a fun way to spend a Saturday!  Good luck everyone!

Anguilla Youth Dinghy Regatta
Anguilla Youth Dinghy Regatta

Tourism Week Opening Speech

Last week was Tourism Week in Anguilla and the president of the Anguilla Hotel & Tourism Association, Mrs. Sherille Hughes, gave an informative and clear opening speech.

Mrs. Hughes urges Anguilla to work together to bring new visitors to our beautiful island and to keep our returning travelers happy.

Read her entire speech after the jump…

President of Anguilla Hotel & Tourism Association
Mrs. Sherille Hughes, President of Anguilla Hotel & Tourism Association

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PUPPY OVERLOAD AT AARF

AARF Puppy Overload
Adopt a Puppy Special!

AARF is having a puppy overload, so this month puppies can be adopted for $20 or 2 for $30.

That price includes includes:

their first vaccination and deworming, vet exam,$10 off their second and third vaccinations (they need a series of three within the first few months of their lives to be protected),and their spay/neuter surgery when they are around six months old.

If you don’t want to bring home an adorable playful puppy, kittens are $20 and includes the same package of services.

Stop by Morlens Vet to bring home a new friend!!

 

AARF Bingo

AARF Bingo

 

It’s that time of year again!

AARF Bingo is happening on Saturday December 3rd at Roy’s Bayside Grill on Sandy Ground.

Happy hour starts at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:00, and Bingo at 7:00!

Tickets ($18 USD for Bingo games and $19 USD for dinner) can be purchased in advance at AARF/Morlens Clinic, Anguilla Techni Sales, Keene Enterprises, or Geraud’s Bakery.

All proceeds go to helping AARF’s adorable puppies and kittens.

Sounds like a lot of fun, wish I could be there!!