Every year the TTSPCA provides temporary shelter for many thousands of homeless, unwanted and abused dogs and cats. Increased demand for our services over recent years, coupled with the increasing cost of food, medicine, veterinarian services and kennel staff has made serious inroads into the financial resources of our Society.
We are not a Government funded NGO so the TTSPCA relies on YOUR help to make a difference in our efforts. If you care for the helpless animals in our country, but cannot give of your time as a volunteer or even adopt a pet, donations of food can help the shelter tremendously.
The Tobago Branch of the TTSPCA was founded in 1968. We are a privately run, non-profit NGO whose main aim is to prevent cruelty to animals. We are dedicated to the re-homing of stray, rescued and unwanted animals as well as attempting to locate owners of lost animals and educating the public on caring for animals. To accomplish this, the shelter is run by a dedicated full-time staff for daily care and maintenance while everything else is done through the support volunteers.
Funding: The existence of the Society is primarily due to legacies, grants, donations, and fund raising activities. All money received is used 100% for the care of the animals and maintenance of the facility.
Our Capacity: We currently have kennels for about 40 dogs and 10 puppies. Some of the kennels are assigned to boarding dogs, some for recovering veterinary patients, and the rest, the majority, are for dogs and puppies for adoption. The shelter also has a Cattery.
The Animal Defence Society is located in Princes Town and has been operational for the past ten years. In this time, we have rescued and rehabilitated many stray, abused and underprivileged animals. Our goal is to drastically reduce the stray animal population, through spay/ neuter programmes, education and the review of this legislation.
We have provided veterinary care for animals from several parts of the country without any funding. These few fortunate ones would have otherwise faced intense suffering and death. At present there are over 100 animals at the Shelter. We greatly appreciate any assistance you can offer in the form of Dog Chow/ Puppy Chow.
Tardieu’s Kitten & Puppy Sanctuary is a non-profit animal sanctuary for neglected and injured animals who were abandoned or about to be euthanized.
The sanctuary is now home to over 200 animals inclusive of cats and dogs. Currently situated in Valencia, the animals live in a cage free environment amongst their rescuers, Clifford and Sharon Tardieu.
Clifford and Sharon started rescuing animals 31 years ago and continue to present day despite the challenges that come with undertaking such a task.
The sanctuary faces heart breaking emergencies daily, from litters of kittens and puppies being dumped outside the sanctuary, to animals needing help in the most compromising of places. Several of the animals also require special medical attention for a plethora of different illnesses and syndromes.
Clifford and Sharon along with the assistance of a few volunteers have been working really hard to help these animals and give them the best care possible.
The sanctuary can only continue to rescue more animals with your help. Any donation, no matter how small, would go a long way to helping Clifford and Sharon continue their vital work, serving the animals of Trinidad and Tobago.
Please visit the sanctuary’s social media pages to see what they are up to on a daily basis.
Phoenix Paws & Claws Rescue & Sanctuary TT is the wildlife and domestic animal division of The Foundation for Heritage Preservation and Legacy Creation a non-profit organization located in Santa Rosa Heights Arima. The organization was founded in 1996 by Aleeyah Amanda Ali and her mother, Petranilla.
Registered in 2008, this is an intergenerational project founded and run by people of indigenous origin on the island of Trinidad.
Petranilla has been helping orphaned and injured wildlife for more than 75 years; since growing up on the edge of the forest in Palo Secon. Then relocated to Rio Claro with her Warao father PEDRO Ramos who brought orphaned and injured wildlife home to her to care for.
Today at Our Heritage Learning Resource Center, Nature park and Animal Sanctuary is home to more than 129 dogs, cats and wild animals- many of which were abandoned in front of the sanctuary gates or found injured in the streets.
The same number are housed at Our Heritage Park and Family Farm Guayaguayare, and 3 other properties of fosters. As a non- profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to the rescue and welfare of abandoned and abused animals, Phoenix Paws and Claws Rescue and Sanctuary relies primarily on public donations and sponsorship. While seeking ongoing project funding opportunities towards sustainability goals.
This support allows the Animal and Wildlife Division to continue its work and to give animals a dignified safe and loving place to live. Phoenix Paws and Claws Rescue and Sanctuary TT provides food, spaying/ neutering, shelter and the best veterinary care in Trinidad for every animal in their care.