The Aruba Animal Shelter has only one goal – to improve the life of Aruba’s pets by giving animals a second chance!
We do this by housing as many unwanted animals as we can to give them the care, love, affection and medical attention they need. We also talk to people that bring in animals they can no longer care for and ask them what their problems are and talk about possible solutions.
Many of the animals that are put down each year are puppies and kittens. One of the focuses, therefore, of the Animal Shelter is to encourage people to have their animals either spayed or neutered in order to reduce the population.
All animals sold for adoption aged six months or older are either spayed or neutered prior to them leaving the shelter. All new owners of puppies and kittens (less than six months old) receive a voucher so that they can have them spayed or neutered at a later stage for no additional charge.
Sadly, old and incurably sick animals are put to sleep every day. It is the task of all volunteers to select animals from the holding areas and make the harrowing decision which animals to put to sleep. As you can imagine, this is one of the hardest things to do. However, by giving those people who adopt a pet all the necessary information about the most common diseases thus urging them to take their pet to the vet as soon as they notice something is wrong, we hope that the number of incurably sick animals will decrease as well as the number of unwanted newborns.