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Animal Care Center of St. John

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Environment & Animal Welfare

The Animal Care Center (ACC) of St. John is located in Cruz Bay, near the library. The ACC addresses the problems of cruelty to, neglect and abuse of the island animals. The shelter provides kennels for homeless dogs and inside cages for a limited number of homeless cats. The ACC has one full-time manager and one or two paid part-time assistants plus any volunteers who are willing to take our resident dogs for walks.

The ACC has volunteers across St John who establish and maintain feral cat feeding stations. At these locations, feral cats are trapped and taken to the local vet who tests for disease and if clear spays or neuters the cat. The cat is inoculated and returned to the feeding station. The tip of the left ear is clipped to indicate a neutered animal. This Trap-Spay/Neuter-Release program has proven to be the most effective and humane method of reducing a feral cat population. The ACC conducts three major fundraisers each year beginning with Wagapalooza in May, a "No Fleas Please" Flea Market in October and a gala for the animals in December or January.

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